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Virtual Skeptics #13 - 11/7/2012

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Streamed live on Nov 7, 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

Bob's links:
The story of Rachael Mackey: http://storify.com/mr2sheds/another-p...
A review of Eric Merola's Burzynski (spoiler—it's horrid): http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/i...
http://www.teamhannah.com/
About the most recent FDA letter to Burzynski: http://bioworld.blogs.bioworld.com/20...
A strange tale from inside the Burzynski Clinic (I saw this video, and I'm glad someone wrote it up before it was taken down): http://www.thetwentyfirstfloor.com/?p...
Orac's recent and ongoing coverage:http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/201... http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/201...
Josephine Jones's comprehensive list of commentary on Burzynski: http://josephinejones.wordpress.com/2...

Eve's links:
BBC report of psychic test:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-2...
Goldsmith's press release on psychic test:
http://www.gold.ac.uk/news/pressrelea...
Merseyside Skeptics Society--Protocol for test:
http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/...
Merseyside Skeptics Society--Info about the psychics:
http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/...
Merseyside Skeptics Society--Report on test (currently top story):
http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/
The Independent's report on psychic test:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sci...

Sharon's links:
Anomaly research group wonders if the days of UFO sightings are over.




http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/11/anoma...
Ufology Dead Again
http://drdavidclarke.co.uk/2012/11/04...
ASSAP press release
http://www.assap.ac.uk/SU/index.html


Tim's links:
Prop 37 lost in California yesterday. And @CARightToKnow gained 26,000 followers. We talked about this before on Virtual Skeptics #3 on August 29
http://twittercounter.com/compare/CAR...
Fishbarrel updated, now in the Chrome store
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de...
TruthMarket (talked about in Virtual Skeptics #5 9/12/2012) has an affinity program
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10...
Pundit Tracker (talked about in Virtual Skeptics #8 10/2/2012) now has a way you can win prizes for voting
http://blog.pundittracker.com/can-you...
Skeptic Magazine now has a smartphone app
http://www.skeptic.com/magazine/app/
UwingU is now in beta test:
http://uwingu.com

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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