#008 Sciencism: Critical Eye – 07/12/2011

In Sciencism: Critical Eye this week, host Ross Balch is joined by Dan Abrahmsen and David Balch.In the skeptical new; is the new Muppets movie brainwashing our kids? Media hype, misconceptions about child abuse. The FDA send warnings to homeopathic weightloss providers. Yet another psychic octopus. Australian scientists speak out about chiropractic degree and the Da Vinci code in the Mona Lisa.

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#007 Sciencism: Critical Eye – 01/12/2011

This week in Sciencism: Critical Eye, Ross Balch is joined by Dan Abrahmsen and David Balch. We discuss bargain housing in Hong Kong, “spontaneous human combustion” in Sweden, Kevin Trudeau’s court case, anti-vax news and pro vax measures in Australia, electro-magnetic radiation fears, evolution denial, catholic preist thinks Harry Potter is evil, the dangers of asbestos
and the paranormal defense for theft.

 

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#006 Sciencism: Critical Eye – 24/11/2011

This week in Sciencism: Critical Eye, Ross Balch is joined by Natalie McKirdy, Dan Abrahmsen and David Balch. We discuss exorcism, gecko trade for traditional medicine, measels outbreak in the UK, hypothes.is new website, 7 year old girl who is “crying” stones and a multiple UFO event over Seattle.

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#005 Sciencism: Critical Eye – 18/11/2011

In Sciencism: Critical Eye this week; host Ross Balch is joined by Dan Abrahmsen. In science news we discuss why people with sickle-cell anaemia get increased resistance to malaria, a computerised pathologist, magentic cows, the official extinctions of the western black rhino and a new “albino spider”. We talk about the issues of censorship and ideological bias affecting science jouralism. There is an urban legend about “seeing” a nuclear blast even if you are blind. We also have the skeptical news including spontaneous human combustion, strange objects seen on google earth in China, more Jesus pareidolia and strange numerology rituals surrounding 11/11/11. We round off the show by analysing the “evidence” for why powerade improves your performance.

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#004 Sciencism: Critical Eye – 10/11/2011

This week in Sciencism: Critical Eye, Ross Balch is joined by Dan Abrahmsen. We discuss a couple of lion sightings, Dr Melba Ketchum’s statement regarding big foot evidence, a psychic accepts an award on behalf of Kurt Cobain, the White House answers UFO petition and sneaky anti-vaccination campaigns.

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Under the microscope: Homeopathy

This week in under the microscope, we examine one of my favourite pseudosciences; homeopathy.

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#003 Sciencism: Critical Eye – 03/11/2011

This week on Sciencism: Critical Eye, Ross Balch is joined by Dan Abrahmsen and David Balch. We discuss Australia’s Shonky awards, UK “psychic” Sally Morgan denies Randi’s million dollar challenge, belief and confidence affecting performance, Boots remove homeopathy point of sale, Harld Camping apology, “Rod” spotted on NRL game and pareidolia in a testical. We also discuss what comprises good science.

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