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Skepticule-118-20160906
Skepticule 118: Soz Sean Slater; NSS Conference; Properly Basic?; Stephen Law, Tyler McNabb; Derren Brown; Internet Freedom of Speech; Book Review - Why Trust the Bible? ; Confession; TTPMO x 2. Shownotes: Apologies to Sean Slater of Edinburgh Skeptics for ...
Skepticule 118: Soz Sean Slater; NSS Conference; Properly Basic?; Stephen Law, Tyler McNabb; Derren Brown; Internet Freedom of Speech; Boo...
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Beliefs that are basically improper
Stephen Law's undercutting defeater for “properly basic” belief in God held no sway with his debating opponent Tyler McNabb on last week's Unbelievable? radio show. Stephen Law presented sound philosophical arguments demonstrating that Tyler McNabb's belief was not justified.
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Skepticule 116: Deacon Orton; Moral Maze & Today, on Assisted Dying; Huel of the Future; Cost of Anon Steve; Tom Price at High Wycombe SitP; Pearced off with Hell; TTPMO: Embarrassment & Bots. Shownotes: (To follow) Editing: Paul S. Jenkins Paul Thompson ("...
Skepticule 116: Deacon Orton; Moral Maze & Today, on Assisted Dying; Huel of the Future; Cost of Anon Steve; Tom Price at High Wycombe SitP; Pearced off with Hell; TTPMO: Embarrassment & Bots. Shownotes: (To follow). Editing: Paul S. Jenkins Paul Thompson ("Sinbad") · The Skeptical Probe
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Lifting The Lid: Ongoing adventures in the world of pseudoscience - with Michael Marshall, 14 July 2016

It’s easy to think of pseudoscience existing in a glass case at a museum – something to be examined and critiqued from a safe distance, but not something to touch and to play with. Using examples taken from his own personal experiences in skepticism, Michael Marshall will show what happens when you begin to crack the surface of the pseudosciences that surround us – revealing the surprising, sometimes-shocking and often-comic adventures that lie beneath.

Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.
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Skepticule 113: Aron Ra visits High Wycombe ; Anon Steve wants to ban trampolines; Quakers; NLP; Government statistics; Peter Popoff; Johno on Yahweh vs. Jesus. Shownotes: (To follow) Editing: Paul S. Jenkins Paul Thompson ("Sinbad") The Skeptical Probe htt...
Skepticule 113: Aron Ra visits High Wycombe; Anon Steve wants to ban trampolines; Quakers; NLP; Government statistics; Peter Popoff; Johno on Yahweh vs. Jesus. Shownotes: (To follow). Editing: Paul S. Jenkins Paul Thompson ("Sinbad") · The Skeptical Probe · http://skepticalprobe.blogspot.com/ ...
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To Vax or Not To Vax: An amble through vaccination and those who dangerously preach against it - with Michael Head

We all love our children dearly and chose to vaccinate them or not vaccinate them because of that deep love. Yet the discussion of whether or not to vaccinate can bring friendships to an end and the decision itself can have life-threatening consequences, not just for babies and unvaccinated children, but for anyone with a compromised immune system such as elderly people in our community.

Michael Head looks at vaccination in the larger context. Smallpox is eradicated, polio has nearly gone the same way and in most countries diphtheria is rare. That’s due to vaccination. Yet headlines are often fixated on measles outbreaks on both sides of the Pond, or the ‘dangers’ of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.
Too many people are just not fussed about vaccines, or worse, they actively preach and campaign against them, with more than the occasional dollop of an absence of morality.

Plus there’s the desperate search for an ebola vaccine, the imperfections of the tuberculosis vaccine, the waning immunity over time of the pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation, that HIV vaccine that just won’t come, and the annual guesswork that is the composition of the influenza vaccine. It’s a complicated business, alright.

This presentation will walk you through some facts and figures, highlight the new vaccines in the pipeline and provide an insight into the public health danger posed by those who, even today, still try and tell you the MMR vaccine gives your child autism (it doesn’t, by the way).

Michael Head is a senior research fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Southampton, and a visiting academic in the Farr Institute for Health Informatics at University College London. He has an undergraduate qualification in Biomedical Science, postgraduate degree in epidemiology and is in the final throes of a PhD with the University of Amsterdam in infectious diseases and global health.

Michael has been working in infectious disease research since 2004, has around 30 peer-reviewed publications in journals including Lancet and Nature journals, and for some reason spends far too much of his spare time reading about ‘bad science’ on the web.
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Skepticule 117: Gordon Pathology Museum; Donating your body to science; Petronas in the face of social convention; Winchester Science Festival; Filling The Void; TTPMO x2. Shownotes: Paul T goes to Med School and visits the Gordon Museum of Pathology. Would...
Shownotes: Paul T goes to Med School and visits the Gordon Museum of Pathology. Would you donate your body to Medical Science? Anonymous Steve asks if we have ever given subtle sarcasm and intellectual pranks in response to social convention? Paul J tells us all about his visit to Winchester ...
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Disingenuous implications from Creation Ministries International
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Skepticule 115: Low Carb Diet & Diabetes; Bob Carroll - Skepdic; Passive Paedophiles; Skeptical about Skeptics; Salad; Blessings; Aliens. Shownotes: Scientists disagree on low carb diets. The evidence is leaning towards Low Carb... Or is it? Bob Carroll ret...
Shownotes: Scientists disagree on low carb diets. The evidence is leaning towards Low Carb... Or is it? Bob Carroll retires- The Skeptic's Dictionary Anonymous Steve asks us if we should apply pragmatism or principles towards dealing with passive paedophiles. John Horgan gets snubbed at NECSS ...
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Skepticule-114-20160510
Skepticule 114: Guerilla Skeptics on Wikipedia - KKK? ; Mayor's pothole prayers; Anon Steve's animal feelings; Sam Harris reads The End of Faith ; QEDcon; What is Johno's religion? ; TTPMO . Shownotes: 00:48 Article written by Tim Bowlen re hate-spewing ske...
Skepticule-114-20160510. Skepticule 114: Guerilla Skeptics on Wikipedia - KKK?; Mayor's pothole prayers; Anon Steve's animal feelings; Sam Harris reads The End of Faith; QEDcon; What is Johno's religion?; TTPMO. Shownotes: ...
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Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan, as Snake Oil Salesman Ash Pryce demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery, taught to your humble trickster by a wise man in the Philippines (or a magicians tool book, whichever sounds more wondrous). See with amazement the telekinetic forces at work as you learn how to move objects with your mind, psychically manipulate your finest silverware and read the minds of your peers. Or maybe, it’s all just a trick?

Whereas the sister show How to Talk to the Dead looked specifically at spirit communication in the past, How to be a Psychic Conman will look at the more incredible, magical side of psychic claims that persist today. The types of demonstrations that blur the line between the honest deception of magic, and the dishonesty of those hoping to make a quick buck out of your deep rooted beliefs.

The show will involve demonstrations and explanations of telekinesis tricks, metal bending, psychic surgery and remote viewing as well as look at government funded research into psychic phenomena, and the shoddy protocols that allowed “psychics” to beat the legendary Zener card experiments in the 1930s.

And if that wasn’t enough, interspersed throughout the show will be numerous on stage demonstrations of mentalism to add an extra layer of entertainment to the proceedings.

Warning to those on the front row… there will be blood!

www.ashpryce.co.uk
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