In which we discuss the beauty potential of snails, find out how gay marriage is going to bring about the downfall of society, learn who Stanislaw Burzynski is trying to sue now and investigate how many atheists there are in Turkey.
Siouxsie also tells us why you shouldn't give algae a math test and we interview David Veart, author of "First Catch Your Weka", who takes us on a tour of 20th century food fads.
1. Feedback and Email
4. Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News
5. Interview - David Veart
6. Quote and WOTD
In which we hear about Harold Camping's appology and retraction, Psychic Sally's recent exposure as a fraud, steamed demons, and NZ's latest attempt at cancer quackery.
Siouxsie also tells us about this month's old wives tale. (And has a bit of a rant about the Ponsonby News.)
Feedback and Email
Noticeboard - Skeptics Conf
Siouxsie Rants about the Ponsonby News
Old Wives Tales Debunked
Quote and WOTD
In which the Completely Unnecessary Skeptical Podcast does not endorse the stoning to death of false prophets.
And it was Dr Rachie, not Kylie Stugess. Sorry about that.
3. Woo Zealand
4. Siouxsie Rants About the Ponsonby News
5. Interview - Daniel Keogh aka Professor Funk
6. Quote and WOTD
On today's show: Bionic Legs, Flying Cars, Preventing Lesbianism and writing letters to the editor.
Also our awesome interview with a Special Surprise Guest - you won't believe who we managed to trick into an interview. (You'll like it; not a lot, but you'll like it)
1. Noticeboard - NZ Skeptics Conf 2010 (you've already missed it!)
2. Meet the cast - Siouxsie
3. News - bionic legs, flying cars, anti-lesbian drugs, church donations, and detecting virginity
4. Interview - Special Surprise Guest
In which we discuss local and global news (and olds), including but not limited to: James Randi's personal life, Gut Bacteria, Fish and Chips, Church Billboards and the spiritual life of native american salmon.
We also have email and complaints from our 3 listeners...
And we interview Broadcaster Graeme Hill about skepticism and the media...
1. Email and News
2. Interview with Graeme Hill
3. Word of the Day and Quote
In which we discuss Neuroplasticity, Destiny Church, Ghosts for sale and how orca whales are governed by the laws of Leviticus
1: Meet the Cast - Craig
2: News - Self-Charging Cellphones, Destiny Church, Ghosts on Trademe,
3: Interview - Adriene Kohler: Neuroplasticity
4: Word of the Day & Quote
A brilliant blog post here:
About the recent NoGodAds bus campaign.
We've just been officially informed that NZBus, the company that manages the advertising on buses, has revoked their initial approval for the ads.
The decision is based on 'complaints' that they've received.
This decision may be illegal under the Human Rights Act:
I've just read this:
The guys from the No God Ads campaign are organising an official letter (/article) to the papers but I'm bored so here's my half-assed debunking:
I questioned the first sentence, suggesting that it was inconsistent with what we know about our fine-tuned physical and biological world.