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Virtual Skeptics #18 - 12/12/2012

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Streamed live on Dec 12, 2012

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

Special Guest: Sara Mayhew -- Skeptical Mangaka, creator of "Legend of the Ztarr", TED Fellow, and writer of the "There Are Four Lights" blog.

Brian: This week in the Robot Apocalypse: Special Edition!
Headless Kenshiro muscle-bot gets ripped at the gym

Eve's links:
Enterprise Mission: Apartments on Mars
http://www.enterprisemission.com/apar...
Enterprise Mission: Mars Apartments
http://www.enterprisemission.com/mars...
NASA/JPL photo of "apartments"
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-imag...
The Emoluments of Mars: Hoagland confused about everything, including his own copyright
http://dorkmission.blogspot.com/2012/...

Sharon's links:

Unbelizeable!
http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/12/its-c...
Fake IQ study
http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/12/fox-n...
December Doomsdate
http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/12/decem...
Country booming!
http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/12/the-c...
Ultrasonic doesn't work on bedbugs or skeeters
12-12-12 computer chaos (not)
http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/12/astro...

Tim's links:

Tim is speaking at SkepTech next April 5 and 6
http://www.skep-tech.com/

Dead people are using Facebook from beyond the grave!
http://readwrite.com/2012/12/11/why-a...

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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