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Scott Dubois
 Interview: Scott Dubois
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This week Derek talks with Scott Dubois, a teacher and artist who always wanted to explore ways to better teach and explain science to his audience. Using his artistic talent and his love of teaching he set out to create 'Shout Science!', an interactive application that teaches using a, fun, narrative method.
Show Notes

– Date – November 19th, 2013
– Send your cool ‘SCIENCE!’ shout-outs to
– Theme song by Steve Seamans of the Daisy Dillman Band. Get the song HERE.
– Thank you to everyone who has been purchasing books, Skepticality stuff, or using our Amazon link to help us!

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

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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– Or over at their Google+ page.
– Wendy Hughes is on Twitter: @Wendy91602.
– 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.

Special Thanks To [58:45]
Warner Bros and Mel Brooks.

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