– Date – November 19th, 2013
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Skepticism, Past and Future & Wikipedia Joint Segment [1:30]
– The Sheldrake Wikipedia controversy was previously covered in Skepticality #217 and in the corresponding article on Tim’s blog.
– Deepak Chopra wrote about Susan’s Guerrilla Skepticism project on SFGate a few weeks back. Many skeptics have refuted his claims including Steven Novella.
– Around the same time, an editor who has only ever edited Chopra’s bio accused skeptical editors of having a conflict of interest. In resolving that, it became known that the pro-Chopra editor has been employed by Chopra – an obvious conflict of interest.
– Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia has a blog.
– You can find Susan Gerbic at her website.
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.
– Follow Tim on Twitter at @krelnik.
Skeptical Humanities [20:30]
– The trouble with shady doctor Burzynski.
– Liz Szabo’s report on the Burzynski Clinic in USA Today.
– 483 inspection notes for the last decade.
– Model letter to your congressperson.
– Panorama Investigation.
– Send these celebs links to the USA Today article and ask if they still support Burzynski! @rustyrockets (Russell Brand), @joshduhamel, @DrOz, @mercola
– Find out more at skepticalhumanities.com.
The Odds Must Be Crazy [20:30]
– The Odds Must Be Crazy.
– This week's featured story "How Many High School Students Does it Take to Make a Coincidence".
– Story was submitted by friend of the blog Timothy Vizthum.
– Please visit the story link for a more detailed analysis and to add your comments.
– Additional thoughts and considerations provided by Barbara Drescher.
– Our theme music comes to us courtesy of Brian Keith Dalton, AKA Mr. Deity.
– Please visit The Independent Investigations Group Los Angeles.
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– John Rael is on Twitter: @skepticallyPwnd.
– Jarrett Kaufman is on Twitter: @TurboFool.
– Barbara Drescher is on Twitter: @badrescher.
– Brian Keith Dalton is on Twitter: @MrDeity.
– Thanks to our friends Emery Emery and Heather Henderson for hospitality and support for the production of the segment. Visit them at Skeptically Yours.
Interview: Scott Dubois [27:00]
– Worked for the Kinky Friedman for governer campaign.
– Worked at the Khabele School as a Gardening Teacher.
– Kind of like Montessori, but extends through High School.
– One of the very few, secular, private schools.
– Teaches and attempted to integrate the idea of mindfulness into his gardening classes.
– Today, farming uses a lot of modern tech to help with effective production.
– Certified permacuture designer.
– Permaculture is more popular in places like Australia.
– Scott also illustrates educational stories for kids. – Using his experience in creating illustrations for education led him to produce Shout Science!
– He got the idea from the iOS magazine 'Timbuktu' after submitting some stories to that journal.
– Lead him to create his own educational iOS application.
– Did you know that the microscope was invented for the observation of bugs?
– You can find out more about Scott at his personal website, at the Shout Science! application site, or follow him on twitter @scott_dubois.
Outro Music [57:00]
– Outro music donated by Trent Brusky of Dropfox.