Why would someone dislike the skeptical community? Jack speaks with Sydney-based writer Eleanor Robertson about her misgivings with skepticism, why we shouldn’t pin too many hopes on celebrity spokespeople, science and ethics, and the benefits of listening to those with whom you disagree.
Liz, Joanna and Jack brave apocalyptically-bleak Melbourne weather to delve into news about the efficacy of homeopathy, why a recent Melbourne study into acupuncture might not be so great, and how scientists found water under the surface of one of Saturn’s moons, while Jargonauts gets personally drugged-up with “pharmacogenomics”.
We told you we’d have him back, and we did! James Garth (our guest on Episode 110) returns to discuss in more detail with Jack the complex relationship between science and religion. Are they always in conflict? How does a…
Jack is joined by special guest Marita Petherbridge to calmly discuss extreme religious beliefs about faith healing and what the skeptical community looks like to an outsider, while Jargonauts expresses the meaning of “driver line”.
For the twelfth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Sarah McBride to chat about religious themes in fiction. When she’s not co-hosting The Pseudoscientists podcast, Sarah is a medical student at Monash University. She suffers from crippling addictions to caffeine and Tumblr.
In Chapter 2 of Disbelieving Disbelief, edited by Phillip Brown, Simon Angus begins with a hypothetical conversation that juxtaposes the views of two scientists, one a believer and the other a non-believer, about the seemingly miraculous recovery of a terminal cancer patient.
In Chapter 1 of Disbelieving Disbelief, edited by Phillip Brown, Robert Martin provides a brief overview of the position of well-known atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett, identifying their principle objections to religion being that it is…
Sarah and Jack sink deep into the recent debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and young Earth creationist Ken Ham and discuss the question of whether or not scientists should debate creationists, and also take a look at the alarming prevalence of “tropical” diseases in countries such as the US and Australia. Jargonauts submits itself to Jack’s will and takes on “endosymbiont”, too. What a ride.