Just Skeptics has continued to be produced every two weeks as promised. This week's episode contained discussions of guns, boobs, and witches. Really, how bad can an episode be with such topics. The guest this week was Wesley from the "Atheist Nomads," who added an interesting contrasting American voice to the show.
Janis did a nice piece on the recent flap in the news that a recent study points to squeezing breasts as a way to prevent and/or treat breast cancer. When I read the initial news stories I thought this was possibly the greatest study ever, ever, and I Immediately shared the news with Lady. Unfortunately, after digging a bit deeper into the piece it turns out this is not what the study noted, which was pointed out by Janis.
|Witches. A few self reported |
There you have it guns, boobs, and witches. All discussed in a relaxed, but intelligent manner. I recommend this episode it was a entertaining hour.
|measles not so marvelous|
Also, on the Australian vaccination front as the Skeptic Zone gang was in their 'think tank' segment the news broke that Meryl Dorey is out as the Australian Vacinnation Networks President and the AVN have stopped publishing their magazine. This is all good news. We at the Skeptical Review salute the Australian Skeptics in the efforts to foil the effort of the AVN.
Finally, on the Skeptics' Guide to theS Universe Rebecca Watson announced that Skepchicks are joining in the childhood cancer fund raiser challenge started by Bob Blaskiewicz of Skeptical Humanities blog and the Virtual Skeptics vodcast. The challenge is to raise $30,000 by Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s 70th birthday, and then challenge him to match the amount raised with all the money to be given to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. It was quite nice of Watson to recognize and have the Skepchicks join this effort. The SGU's audience will hopefully be a boast in Bob's goal being reached. Here's the link to donate.