I addressed the rhetorical beating I received during the last show at the hands of Kale Kelly (see previous show notes entry). Yep, I said “I don’t know” quite often that night. This week however I had some follow up. I had some more info on the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This site has a lot of excellent information. I would also recommend checking out Mark Lehner’s book, The Complete Pyramids: Solving Ancient Mysteries.
I also talked about how we are pretty sure the Exodus of the Old Testament never actually happened. Here is some recommended reading on that. And here you can read about the skepticism that Hebrew slaves were ever held in ancient Egypt and if they even had anything to do with building the pyramids.
I touched on the big science news on the possible discovery of the Higgs particle. I’m not sure I understand how exactly this discovery will effect physics, but I do understand it’s huge! More news will be coming, I am sure.
Phil Plait blogged about it and you can read his take here.
Ten Minute Topic With Chris Brown
|The fortunate to be going to TAM Chris Brown.
The long absent TMT returns and Chris and I talk about the upcoming TAM! convention. Sponsored by the good folks at the James Randi Educational Foundation, TAM! (The Amazing Meeting!) is the big time gathering of skeptics that takes place each year in Las Vegas. Alas, I will not be attending, but Chris will be there with bells on. (He’s a little strange that way.)
Learn more about TAM! here.
I then related a couple tales of bullying from my youth. I admitted to having participated in some bullying, but that I learned how wrong it was and then I became the guy who befriended the social misfit sorts that would often find themselves being bullied. I had a lesson to impart.
Movie Recommendation: The Beatles Anthology (1995)
These guys might have a fighting chance to be remembered 200 years from now. And this 8 part documentary will help you understand why. It’s The Beatles and others who were involved at the time in their own words. Fascinating!
Music heard on the show (Whenever Possible, I Will Link To The Song)…
Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: ‘Traveling Man‘ by The Woodentops & ‘Nausea‘ by XSecond ad break bumpers: ‘Stumble‘ by REM & ‘Crash‘ by The PrimitivesClosing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle
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