Skepticism Skepticism, Past and Future [1:35]
– The Loch Ness Monster has a long history dating back over 80 years with many hoaxed photos.
– The right to be forgotten in Google originates with a court case in Spain decided in May.
– Google says they have taken 70,000 of these requests since the ruling and are exploring ways to deal with them.
– A site called Hidden from Google is collecting instances where articles have been so hidden.
– Google Webmaster Tools is a free service for webmasters which can notify you if your website is affected.
– Microsoft also has Webmaster Tools, you might as well sign up for it as well.
– Register for the Atlanta Star Party on August 28 in Atlanta and use code KRELNIK2014 to get $5 off!
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.
Skeptical Humanities [16:05]
– Sea Serpents and the Hippocampus in Abominable Science.
– Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero, Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids (New York: Columbia UP, 2013).
– Klaeber’s Beowulf, 4th ed. Ed. R.D. Fulk, Robert E. Bjork, and John D. Niles (U of Toronto P, 2008).
– Skeptical Humanities.
The Odds Must Be Crazy [21:55]
– The Odds Must Be Crazy.
– This week’s featured story is, “The Anniversary Coincidence“.
– Story was submitted by Skepticality listener Arthur Lavigne.
– Please visit Virtual Skeptics.
– 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.
– The Odds Must Be Crazy can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
– Wendy Hughes is on Twitter.
– John Rael is on Twitter.
– Edward Clint is on Twitter.
– Barbara Drescher is on Twitter.
– Brian Keith Dalton is on Twitter.
– Thanks to our friends Emery Emery, Heather Henderson and Blythe Renay for hospitality and support for the production of the segment. Visit them at http://skepticallyyours.net/.
Interview: Jason Silva [27:35]
– Jason Silva.
– Follow Jason on Twitter.
– Intro audio from Shots of Awe (Video: Biology and Self Organization).
– Radical Openness.
– Current host of ‘Brain Games’ on National Geographic.
– Even the marketing images have little brain games embedded into them.
– We are the Gods Now from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
– The Denial of Death.
– He has interesting takes on the Singularity.
– Jason got to ring the closing bell for the NASDAQ.