On Freethought Radio: Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor discuss public vouchers to religious schools, and revelations of hundreds of priests defrocked for raping children. We’ll hear some of the music of nonbelieving composer Jerome Kern, then they talk with Valerie Tarico about her book Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light. Then, on Skeptoid, Brian Dunning compares and contrasts the severity and effects of the three most significant nuclear energy disasters, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. In hour two, we’ll have a look at the increasingly popular but utterly implausible alternative “medicine” known as homeopathy that’s based on the idea that like cures like in vanishingly small dilutions. First we’ll hear from a believer, homeopath Charlene Werner, she’ll explain how homeopathic medicine works. Then we’ll hear a talk by James Randi and excerpts on homeopathy from recent Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcasts.
Tim Minchen on homeopathy