I wish I cold say I created the above meme, but I spotted it and thought it was brilliant. I had to share it on the Dimland Radio Facebook page. I do a lot of sharing of skeptical or science items on that page. It’s just part of Dimland’s public service.
This meme must have struck a chord, because as I went on the air the views were over 16,000 and the shares were over 200. As of this writing the numbers have jumped to 35,000 plus views and more than 350 shares!
And Dimland Radio is now up to 85 likes!
Back on my 4-12-14 show, I told of the effort of young South Carolinian Olivia McConnell trying to get the Columbia mammoth adopted as the state’s fossil. Well, the bill stalled on its otherwise clear sailing through the state legislature when some politician thought it would be a good idea to add God to the bill’s language. Screech of brakes. (Any guesses which Party that fellow is a member of?) Someone hadn’t heard about the separation of God and State.
The update is that Rachel Maddow had taken up Olivia’s case and started publicizing the hold up and now it appears, with the God language removed, the bill will be adopted.
A meta-analysis of about 1.3 million vaccinated kids shows there is still no connection between autism and vaccines.
Well, as a yin yang thing, I will name a Dimland Science Zero: Vani Hari the “Food Babe” has pseudoscience down to a science. She has brow beat Subway to remove azodicarbonamide from their bread, because she found out that same chemical is in yoga mat and shoe soles. Next she’ll be demanding dihydrogen monoxide be removed from Subway’s bread.
Dihydrogen monoxide is water and it is used in the production of bread and yoga mats.
It’s trendy now to eat a gluten-free diet, but is it necessary? For most of us gluten isn’t a problem. For that small percentage of the population with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity (as diagnosed by a doctor) gluten needs to be avoided.
I had contemplated letting the audience in on something that we had suspected about the recent Blue Man Group show we attended. Something that had to do with an audience volunteer. I decided not to spoil the moment, but I did let everyone know that we were right.
I’ve talked about these incidents before on the show, but I brought them up again because I had recently been featured as a guest blogger on the Yankee Skeptic. I’ve been posting on the site as a help to my friend Kitty as she deals with some personal stuff and this helps her maintain content.
Coors Light has been running an ad campaign showing their beers being retrieved bu mountain climbers or deep sea divers. That lead me to two things. One: How much would that beer cost if that was really how they were retrieved?
It’s an old complaint, but music radio sucks. It’s not that the music sucks (although much of it does), it’s that there is no variety. Oh, they’ll say they have variety, but they play the same songs over and over.
I spend too much time complaining about radio, so you are on your own.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Blue Bell Knoll‘ by Cocteau Twins & ‘Big Mouth Strikes Again‘ by The Smiths
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle