Mon, 2 March 2015
Its easy to forget that Skepticism is needed all around the world to some degree. While we may be battling the likes of John Edward and Alt Med pushers in the US, there are still witch hunts going on in some African nations. Check out my interview last year with Leo Igwe for more on that.
At TAM 2014, I got to meet an individual who is instrumental in the very birth of the Skeptic movement in Russia; Kirill Alferov. Mark my words, when the Skeptics of Russia are a well known national movement 20 years from now, Kirill will be known and respected as one of the people who got the ball rolling.
And if you understand Russian, check out their web page: http://www.skepticsociety.ru
Tue, 10 February 2015
Since I first started paying attention to the Skeptical movement, one of my favorite podcasts has been Rationally Speaking. While many of the available shows cover a wealth of scientific topics, few really delve into the Philosophical side of things. For someone like myself (who has pretty much zero training in Philosophy), this can be fascinating. I hope you agree.
Before NECSS 2014, I knew I wanted to sit down and have a nice long talk with Massimo. Thankfully, he was up for it too. Enjoy!
Definitely check out Massimo's Website: Scientia Salon
Follow him on Twitter: @MPigliucci
AND/OR buy one of his books here!
Sun, 25 January 2015
College Instructor by day, Quack Buster by night (and weekends), Bob Blaskiewicz has been on the front lines of the fight to expose the truth behind notorious "Doctor" Stanislaw Burzynski. To learn more about the controversy behind this clinic, check out the video at this link: USA TODAY VIDEO