Date – November 30, 2010 read by Derek
Today's Guest is Robert Tiernan, Managing Editor of Consumer Reports.
We got a great report back from the Geocentrism Conference.
The book where geocentrists claimed Carl Sagan recants heliocentrism is:
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God.
The Bad Astronomer explains why geocentrism doesn't work.
Swoopy is sorry for calling Mister Spock by a specious title.
Skeptic History Notes–
Victim of Scientology Lisa McPherson died December 5, 1995.
The U.S. government convicted five high-ranking Scientologists of
conspiracy in Operation Snow White on December 6, 1979.
Flight 19, often associated with the Bermuda Triangle, was lost December 5, 1945.
Linguist & author Charles Berlitz wrote The Bermuda Triangle,
He was born November 20, 1914. (d. 2003).
The ghost ship Mary Celeste is sometimes also associated with the triangle,
found abandoned December 4, 1872.
Jonathan Swift, the namesake of the JREF’s SWIFT newsletter and blog,
was born November 30, 1667.
Mark Twain was born November 30, 1835. A new edition of his
autobiography was just released.
Banachek was born November 30, 1960. He was part of
Project Alpha and now administrates the JREF Million Dollar Challenge.
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The non-profit Consumer's Union was founded 1937.
Their publication is the very popular magazine Consumer Reports.
The Consumer's Union accepts no outside advertising and no free samples.
You can also subscribe to ConsumerReports.org.
The Consumer Reports Network includes:
Car Pricing Service
School Safety Alert
Consumer Reports Bookstore
Consumer Reports came out in support of Health Care Reform in 2010.
Consumer Reports is notorious for support of Health Care Reform
The Consumer Reports holiday issue is on shelves now.