Episode #292

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: a goat

Interview with Kevin Folta

  • Kevin M. Folta Ph.D., Associate Professor Horticultural Sciences Department and the Graduate Program in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Florida

Question #1 – Product Reviews

  • Hello skeptics. I have been buying appliances for my new apartment and reading a lot of reviews online. I’ve been driving myself crazy worrying about negative product reviews and suddenly it dawned on me: the reviews are self selected, not a true reflection of the product. Product reviews are pretty low on the list of things we ‘need to get the word out’ about but I thought it was pretty interesting that critical thinking really help out. This is just one more reason kids should be taught these skills. I have been a long time listener and wanted to thank you all for the great information you share every week. Alex Ruhl Largo Florida

Science or Fiction

Skeptical Quote of the Week.

‘Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.’ Ayn Rand