– Date – July 21st, 2015
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Wikipedia Update [11:30]
– Paranormal – Brain Games with Mark Edward.
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The Odds Must Be Crazy [23:30]
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Jim Baggott: [28:40]
– Went to school at Oxford and Stanford for physics
– Has written several books on physics.
– Wrote a book about the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
– His latest book, ‘Farewell to Reality‘, came to him after watching the BBC special “What is Reality” due its content.
– Jim believes that there has been a slow chipping away at the firm base of science due to the popularity of science which can only be shown using computers and simulation.
– Being a skeptic you should require that any scientific idea be tested in some form of solid way before it becomes a ‘theory’.
– During the Intelligent Design Dover trial scientists/skeptics relied on the concept of what a theory really is, does some modern physics start to chip that away?
– This these types of ‘fairy tales’ can be seen in the massive efforts by many scientists attempting to ‘prove’ we live in a hologram.
– Too often these fun, but unproven ideas in science lead to those who believe in much of the supernatural lots of ammunition.
– Once you fall into the trap of thinking that reality might be something ‘else’, you have delved into metaphysical ideas not reality.
Outro Music [46:52]
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