Episode #351

News Items

  • Enclothed Cognition
  • Death by Homeopathy
  • Small Scale
  • Rhino Horn
      • Interview with Grip aka Marshall Gillson

          • Glasseyeballs Head in the Cloud

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              Scientists have built a functioning quantum computer inside a diamond. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120321172208.htm

            • Item #2 Science

              A new study finds that hospitals that spend more money have a 20-30% reduction in overall mortality in emergency room treatment. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-04-higher-spending-hospitals-deaths-emergency-patients.html

            • Item #3 Fiction

              A new analysis warns that a ‘Titanic’ like shipping disaster is as likely today as it was 100 years ago. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120404125108.

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘If a man, holding a belief which he was taught in childhood or persuaded of afterwards, keeps down and pushes away any doubts which arise about it in his mind, purposely avoids the reading of books and the company of men that call into question or discuss it, and regards as impious those questions which cannot easily be asked without disturbing it—the life of that man is one long sin against mankind.’ William Clifford