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The Skeptic Zone #657 - 16 May 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:02:58
Maynard's Spooky Action

An interview with Dr Sathana Dushyanthen. Cancer research and COVID-19 myths.

Dr Sathana Dushyanthen is a Science Communicator and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. As part of her Sci Comm work, she has a YouTube channel through which she covers popular science topics and current research. Most recently, she has done a series on COVID-19 vaccine conspiracies.

https://youtu.be/xe5HLfE8TEA

https://pintofscience.com.au

0:17:50
The Long Arm of the Law

The Federal Trade Commission (USA) charged St. Louis-based chiropractor Eric Anthony Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC with violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act, by deceptively marketing products containing vitamin D and zinc as scientifically proven to treat or prevent COVID-19. This is the first case the FTC has brought under the new law.

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/04/first-action-under-covid-19-consumer-protection-act-ftc-seeks

0:22:47
The Book of Tim

Join Richard Saunders as he chats to Tim about what to expect in the upcoming issue of 'The Skeptic' magazine.

0:37:23
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised newspapers on a search for references to the Alien Abductions.

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au

Also
Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images

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Dr Sathana Dushyanthen
Medical Myths


Aliens
Taken for a Ride


Mr Mendham
Interview with Tim


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #656 - 9 May 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Richard Saunders

0:04:00
Letter to the Editor

A follow up to a story we mentioned a few weeks ago where a letter to the editor was published in the Byron Bay Echo newspaper. This week we feature the response from skeptic Ken McLeod. Just who is this mysterious midwife who is complaining about COVID-19 vaccinations?

0:10:20
Crazy COVID-19 Claim

You will not believe the crazy claim the Australian government has had to rebut on their official COVID-19 website. Joining Richard to discuss this foolishness are Adrienne Hill and Leonard Tramiel.

COVID-19 vaccines do not - and cannot - connect you to the internet.
Some of the mRNA vaccines being developed include the use of a material called a hydrogel, which might help disperse the vaccine slowly into our cells. Bioengineers have used similar hydrogels for many years in different ways. For instance, they've used them to help stem cells survive after being put inside our bodies.
Because of this, some people believe that hydrogels are needed for electronic implants, which can connect to the internet.

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/is-it-true/is-it-true-can-covid-19-vaccines-connect-me-to-the-internet

0:26:00
Australian Skeptics Newsletter

What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week?

http://www.skeptics.com.au

0:33:44
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised newspapers on a search for references to the The National Centre for Science Education and Dr Eugenie Scott.

Also
Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images

https://coronaconspiracy.cloud


https://pintofscience.com.au

Pint of Science is back! After the success of last year's festival (moved online at the very last minute) Pint of Science AU 2021 will run completely online again, with a range of new and improved activities. Our talented team has spent the last few months brewing up a variety of ways to enjoy a pint of science via video, social media, and across the airwaves. There will be even more ways to participate, with a mixture of pre-recorded and live events, including our wildly popular Pint of Science Trivia. With so much on, we decided to extend our run for two whole weeks, and we can't wait. Hope to see you there!
Ken McLeod
Letter to the Editor


COVID-19
Crazy Claim


Eugenie Scott
Online Newspapers


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Skeptic Zone #655 - 2 May 2021

Show Notes

0:00:00
Introduction
Adrienne Hill

0:02:00
Crazy COVID-19 Flyers

Dispite the roll out of varoius COVID-19 vaccines around the world and despite the terrible situation in countries like India and Brazil, there are still those in our society who are intent on fear moungering. We read out some typical COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy flyers that were placed on cars in an Australian Hospital car park.

0:13:21
You Can Count On Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill

Not long ago on the Skeptic Zone, Adrienne looked at the myth that bad things happen in 3's. This week she turns the tables and looks for examples of good things happening in 3's. Is this a case of second time lucky for the number 3? 1, 2, 3 and off we go!

0:25:14
A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised newspapers, this time from the USA, on a search for references to the 'Psychic Predictions' and the Bay Area Skeptics.

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au

Also
Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images

https://coronaconspiracy.cloud

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub with Dr Paul Willis

https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/AustSkeptics
A Hill
1 2 3


COVID
Conspiracies


Bay Area Skeptics
The Future Past


Logical Fallacies


Typewriter Time


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The Vaccination Chonicles
 
Solar Flare

Featuring

Verna Morris, Maureen Chuck, Ken McLeod, Monica Saville, Dr Richard Gordon, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, John Bundock, Peter Bowditch and Lauren Cochrane with Ada and Jack.

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Solar Flare logoThe Band of Power

Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and host of special guests, in their first audio adventure as they board the Australian Space Ship Solar Flare to fight the forces of woo thoughout the galaxy!

Also featuring the hit song
FAR by George Hrab.

It's old time radio from the future!

Solar Flare episode 1


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