– Date – Feburary 3rd, 2015
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Skepticism, Past and Future [4:00]
– The Devil’s Footprints in Devon, England were seen starting on February 8 and 9, 1855.
– The first raids in Scientology versus the Internet were on February 13, 1995.
– Scientology’s internet battles were previously mentioned on Skepticality #160.
– Going Clear, a documentary on Scientology based on Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book of the same name, airs on HBO starting March 16.
– Facebook’s new effort to tag false news stories is detailed on Tim’s blog..
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.
Skeptical Humanities [26:55]
– Robert Gore-Langton, "The Campaign to Prove Shakespeare Didn't Exist".
– Eve's INSIGHT posted article on False Balance and the Shakespeare Authorship “Debate”.
– Check out Skepticality Humanities blog!
The Odds Must Be Crazy [32:30]
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Talk By: Bill Nye [41:30]
– Speaker is Bill Nye!
– His personal website is here.
– Get his newest book 'Undeniable' at this link!
– Should Virii have their own category of life?
– Bill did a video for 'Big Think' about not letting kids become creationists.
– The video led to his debate with Ken Ham from Answers In Genisis.
– Things like the 'Creation Museum' really bug science minded folks like Nye.
– Duane Gish, another popular creationist who is quite wrong about science and reality.
– The United States population has a pretty poor understanding of the reality of climate change.
– We have known the climate change has been real and ongoing since Carl Sagan discussed it back in 1980.
– Some groups are trying to take tax money for purely religious projects which is illegal.
– Nye took a class from Carl Sagan as a freshman while going to Cornell University.
– He did a paper on the hoax technique of 'Kirlian Photography' which was supposed to show that ghosts were real.
– Nye made the mistake of commenting on the 'Deflate Gate' mess.
– You can get the book by using this link!
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