Ep54 – Johnno Pearce – Skeptic Canary Show

This week we are joined by Johnno Pearce from A Tippling Philosopher to chat about philosophy! Questions we will be addressing include “Is it right for Dan Linker to call Neil deGrasse Tyson a philistine for his views on philosophy?”.

As always, we welcome questions from the audience before and during the show. You can get your questions in via Twitter or email tom at skepticcanary.com. See you here from 7pm this Wednesday May 14th!

Episode 2 of The Skeptic Canary Show will feature Ed Clint

ecEpisode 1 of The Skeptic Canary Show is now in the can, you can listen back to it through the link below. It’s also been submitted to iTunes, so hopefully you will be able to hear the show through that soon too!

Skeptic Canary Show Episode One

I am very happy to announce that Episode Two of The Skeptic Canary Show be be broadcast on BlogTalkRadio at 6:30pm UK time next Wednesday April 10th. Our guest will be Ed Clint, evolutionary psychology grad student at UCLA and co-founder of the Skeptic Ink Network. We are hoping for a lively and rewarding debate, so if you want to get involved with the show you can register for a free BlogTalkRadio account and call in via Skype! Be sure to bookmark the link below:

Skeptic Canary Show Episode Two

Jorge Cham captures the essense of science explaining the Higgs Boson

For anyone who ever asks “What’s the appeal of science?” or “Why bother with science?” I would encourage them to watch this video by Jorge Cham from PhD Comics. In it he illustrates his interview with Daniel Whiteson from CERN. He explains one of the goals of the Large Hadron Collider, which is to look for evidence for the elusive Higgs Boson. Everything is explained very succinctly and even playfully, and I think it’s wonderful. Go and watch it!

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1489

QEDCon Retrospective Part 2

Myself, Lee Christie, Tannice Pendegrass, Trish Hann, Alex Gabriel and Rhys Morgan discuss day two of QEDCon 2012, a weekend conference of science and skepticism. Highlights included talks by Edzard Ernst, Ian Ridpath, D.J. Grothe, Maryam Namazie and Joe Nickell. Looking forward to QEDCon 2013! The QEDCon theme is copyright Miltion Mermikides and is used with permission.

QEDCon Retrospective Part 1

Myself, Lee Christie, Tannice Pendegrass, Trish Hann, Alex Gabriel and Rhys Morgan discuss QEDCon 2012, a weekend conference of science and skepticism. Day one highlights included talks by Steve Jones, David Aaronovitch, Ophelia Benson, Sarah Angliss, Massimo Polidoro and Richard Saunders. The evenings entertainment featured the first ever Skeptic Magazine awards, as well as stand up sets from Alun Cochrane, Robin Ince and Paul Zenon. The evening concluded with an embarrassing incident involving trousers. Stay tuned for part two! The QEDCon theme is copyright Miltion Mermikides and is used with permission.