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Podcasts / Skeptic Smash-Talk the Podcast
« Last post by jasonsmashtalk on Today at 09:25:16 AM »
Hi, if I may take the opportunity..... Episode 26 is out, and all the details are listed below


Listen Direct and Download here
https://soundcloud.com/user-176280382/skeptic-smash-talk-episode-26

or Listen to the last 3 episodes directly from here http://www.skepticsmashtalk.com or if you think the show is pretty OK you can subscribe on the iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/smash-talk/id1106943337?mt=2
 
This weeks show starts with a very quick discussion on why we both feel a little rough this week, we have 14 guests in the house for what was supposed to be a BBQ but the weather turned so we all packed into the conservatory and tucked into a feast of home made breads, pasta and vegetables salads, oven roasted vegetables, buffalo chicken, home made Pizzas and Paella.
 
The discussion then turned to the Olympics and we discuss our highlights, including the Japanese pole vaulter that ruined his chances at a medal when his rather impressive package knocked down the bar, we also covered the Paralympics and our concerns on how they will be effectively run. And we wondered about the cost to the athletes in certain countries for there medals.
 
The as Andi heads off to do some yoga, I talk about the minimum wage and the misconceptions around raising the minimum wage, then I turn to the Walton Family and Walmart and how they have used social security to subsidize there employee costs
 
There is a very long segment where Andi and I discuss the debate between Professor Brian Cox and Not a Professor Malcolm Roberts on the effects of climate change and whether or not NASA have been covering up and manipulating the data (spoiler, no they haven't)
 
I thin move on the Outer space news and talk about the new parking bays on the ISS and the possible discovery of what may be a earth like and inhabitable planet orbiting around our closest neighboring star proxima centauri.
 
I finish off the show talking about Brexit and summarise the situation on legal challenges. And finally as a loyal and humble servant of HRH Queen Elizabeth II I offer my legal opinion on the use of Royal Prerogative when it cames to Acts that have been already given Royal Consent.
 
We had a 14 person indoors BBQ, (01:50)
It all about the Olympics, (02:07)
The cost of Olympic Medals (05:13)
I rant on and On about the Minimum wage, (11:25)
We talk Climate Change and the Massive  NASA cover-up, spoiler, no NASA cover-up), (24:08)
New parking space on the ISS (48:50)
Distant Earth Twin (49:41)
Donald Trump Apologises (51:35)
Brexit Update (53:01)
Then I educate HRH Queen Elizabeth on constitutional law (54:20)
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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Last post by Skulker on Today at 09:10:44 AM »
I can't think of another professional team sport where the defence controls the ball so unless there is a curve ball(<<<baseball reference) in there....FACT.

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All language comes from somewhere in our history. Moral language and stories come from places we find authoritative. For a couple thousand years virtually all surviving moral language and stories from one part of the world were collected into one "biblios" and that set of books (the Bible) is "our" primary source.

If there was not a Bible, there would be one anyway, just as there is in most other surviving cultures.
   
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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: PZ Myers' fury at Jamy Ian Swiss
« Last post by Desert Fox on Today at 08:27:52 AM »
PZ is sort of in the same boat as Sam Harris in that he wants skepticism to give us a lesson it just can't.

It's surprising that they seem to agree on this matter, despite absolutely hating each other. Maybe they are more similar than they would like to admit, they are certainly both very thin skinned and don't take criticism very well at all. Tsk, New Atheists huh

I would argue it is a human thing.
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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Last post by Morvis13 on Today at 08:22:57 AM »
CWM might think this is fact but in fact it is CRAP.
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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Last post by drwfishesman on Today at 08:10:29 AM »
Fact

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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Last post by starnado on Today at 07:49:52 AM »
I think it is CRAP. So there, yah boo sucks to you.  :P
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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Last post by PANTS! on Today at 07:45:43 AM »
America centric FACT.

crap if you consider there is a wider world.

But is in an interesting FACT that I have often pondered. 
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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Last post by starnado on Today at 07:44:56 AM »
Am I missing something?
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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2016 Edition
« Last post by unixTechie on Today at 07:19:42 AM »

Wednesday, August 24
Baseball is the only sport played at a professional level where the defensive team controls the ball.
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