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Virtual Skeptics #29 - 3/6/2013

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Streamed live on Mar 6, 2013

This is the Virtual Skeptics; A hour of discussion of the latest interesting skeptical news bits. "It's like Meet the Press, but with chupacabras"

Weekly, Wednesday, 8pm ET - Google+ Hangout ON AIR

This Week's Panel:

Eve Siebert -- Editor and blogger at Skeptical Humanities
Bob Blaskiewicz -- Committee for Skeptical Inquiry's Conspiracy Guy web columnist, JREF Swift Blog contributor, and blogger for Skeptical Humanities
Sharon Hill -- Editor of Doubtful News and author of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry's Sounds Sciencey web column
Tim Farley -- JREF Fellow, creator of whatstheharm.net and skeptools.com
Brian Gregory - Host

Bob's links:
The cow conspiracy:
http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/new...
http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/new...
Chavez:
http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/03/the-c...
Tasmanian fire:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-03...
Pope "resigned"
http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/03/the-n...
Telepathic mice:
http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/03/telep...

Eve's links:
Business Week: How the History Channel Turned the Bible into a Blockbuster
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/...
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times: "God's Word, the Greatly Abridged Version"
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/revi...
Allison Keene, The Hollywood Reporter: Review of The Bible
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/revi...
Hollywood Reporter, The Bible: What the Critics Are Saying
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news...

Sharon's links:
Afraid of sharks? They should be afraid of us
http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/03/afrai...
The earth opened and swallowed him up
http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/03/the-e...

Tim's links:
Wordpress prevails over Romanian colon quacks:
http://twitter.com/insulaindoielii/st...
History of case:
http://insulaindoielii.wordpress.com/...
Climate skeptic blogs "capture" science category at Bloggies:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment...
Tim's Skeptech blog post about conference specialization:
http://www.skep-tech.com/ive-been-wai...

Brian's Robot's links:
Ohio Man Charged with Shooting Robot
http://singularityhub.com/2013/03/04/...
Pilot sights black drone during approach to JFK airport (thanks Sharon)
http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/03/pilot...
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/na...
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines...
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/pi...
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/04/us/new-...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03...

Announcements:

Congratulations Sharon and Bob for their nominations in the Ockhams, as well as friend-of-the-show Blake Smith for Monster Talk:
http://www.skeptic.org.uk/64-publishe...

Don't forget Bob and Sharon will be speaking at NECSS in New York City the first weekend of April. Go to DoubtfulNews for a discount on registration.

On that same weekend Tim will be speaking at Skep Tech in Minneapolis. Go to skep-tech.com to register - it's FREE!

The Virtual Skeptics is an independent production of Doubtful News, WhatsTheHarm.net, Skeptical Humanities, and Brian Gregory. Our logo was designed by Sara Mayhew at SaraMayhew.com. Our theme music is by Tremor and is used with permission.

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