Skeptical News Items
The first item was about Penn & Teller’s upcoming series for the Discovery Channel.
The second item came from the satirical paper, The Onion, that made a good point about the Ghost Hunters program.
Starting with a brief mention about the “birther” conspiracy movement, I then took on the idiom of comparing apples and oranges. Turns out they are very similar. Perhaps it’s time to retire the phrase.
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Logical Fallacies: Special Pleading
You can learn more from Skeptoid and the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe.
I did a quick run through of Benjamin Radford’s list which appears here. Then I segued into Jesse Ventura’s comment on finding the actual events of 9/11 less believable than the “truthers'” ideas of what happened that horrible day. But what the “truthers” believe needs a good going over by Occam’s Razor.
You can read more here.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Electric Lash’ by The Church & ‘Music For Boys’ by The Suburbs
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Walking On Your Hands‘ by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry & ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ by U2
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle