– Date – August 5th, 2014
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Skeptical Humanities [8:40]
– Michael Barkun, “Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement”.
– Josh Fischman, “The Chosen Genes”.
– Kate Yandell, “The Genetic Roots of the Ashkenazi Jews”.
– DM Behar, “No Evidence from Genome-Wide Data of a Khazar Origin for the Ashkenazi Jews”.
– Skeptical Humanities.
The Odds Must Be Crazy [14:25]
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Interview: Thomas Goetz [19:25]
– Thomas Goetz.
– His newest book, ‘The Remedy‘.
– See his TED Talk on redesigning medical data.
– His company, Iodine.
– Was the curator-in-residence for the Adobe Museum of Digital Media.
– From 2010 to 2012, served as council member for NASA’s Launch Challenge series, guiding competitions on health and energy.
– Was executive producer for the award-winning Discovery Channel documentary, Earth 2050: The Future of Energy.
– Previously Executive Editor for Wired Magazine.
– Tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world in the late 1800’s.
– Robert Koch was a physician and pioneering microbiologist.
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was quite interested in Robert Koch’s work.
– Doyle’s time spent with Koch led directly to the formation of the Sherlock Holmes character.