pseudoscience

SkepSun #164 (11_15_2015) Gordon Bonnet Interview

Here is the Gordon Bonnet interview from my 11/15/2015 fundraiser show. Thanks to him for his time on a Sunday morning and a big thank you to everyone who pledged to WRFI!

Gordon Bonnet of Trumansburg, NY, author of the Skeptophilia blog and the well reviewed novel Kill Switch is on the show in hour two. We consider a question that’s often asked to skeptics who raise issues with seemingly benign pseudosciences like Astrology, namely “what’s the harm”? Gordon Bonnet reads a couple of his Skeptophilia columns that address this topic and also reads an excerpt from his soon to be published book Lock & Key now available for pre-order on Amazon.

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SkepSun #80 (03_02_2014)

On Skeptical Sunday this week: Point of Inquiry looks into midwives, home births, and what they mean for a safe delivery for child and mother. Lindsey Beyerstein’s guest  is OB/GYN and author of How Your Baby is BornDr. Amy Tuteur. We’ll hear a Healthcare Triage short from Dr. Aaron Carroll, a Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, discuss how what we think we know about sugar consumption and hyperactive behavior in children is false. Dr. Stephen Novella and the other hosts to the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe discuss the recent brouhaha over that chemical that Subway uses to make their bread and we’ll hear an outtake from last weeks debate on God and Cosmology between physicist Sean Carroll of CalTech and theologian/apologist William Lane Craig. But first: Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor educate the bible-illiterate Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, about what’s actually in Bible. Then also talk with Rob Boston, of Americans United For Separation of Church and State, about his new book: Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You The Right To Tell Other People What To Do.

Michael Schulson’s article on pseudoscience at Whole Foods at the Daily Beast

Sean Carroll / William Lane Craig debate 

Tuteur

Dr. Amy Tuteur, skeptic, obstetrician, gynecologist, and author of How Your Baby is Born,