Episode #287

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: My Little Pony

Question #1 – Nassim Haramein

  • Hey Rogues (and Dr Plait, if I have your correct email!), One of my (not-so-skeptical) friends linked me to this video featuring ‘astronomer’ Nassim Haramein talking about his models of planetary and solar activity. It sounds pretty bunk to me, but his models are interesting. This is the video I was shown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir5sQEg0rs4 What do you guys think of this? Might be an interesting topic for the podcast perhaps. Love the podcast! All the best, Tom Kilworth

Science or Fiction

Skeptical Quote of the Week.

Reality has been around since long before you showed up. Don’t go calling it nasty names like ‘bizarre’ or ‘incredible’. The universe was propagating complex amplitudes through configuration space for ten billion years before life ever emerged on Earth. Quantum physics is not ‘weird’. You are weird. -Eliezer Yudkowsky