La homeopatía, ¿creer o no creer?

Vicente Baos, médico de familia de la Comunidad de Madrid y miembro de la Red de Expertos de la Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (AEMPS) y la European Medicines Agency.

Turno de preguntas de la trigésimo novena edición de Escépticos en el Pub.

duración: 1:25:42

por Escepticos En El Pub.

The League of Nerds №29 - Physics Woo

This week the league of nerds welcomes to its ranks Jon of The Gentleman Physicist to discuss what he calls physics woo.

Duration: 43:21

via The League of Nerds.


The League of Nerds №25 What in the World Are They Spraying?

This week Myles and James discuss the chemtrails documentry ‘What in the World Are They Spraying?’

Duration: 58:00

via The League of Nerds.
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Debunking the AIDS Denialist Movie House of Numbers - Part 9 - Final Thoughts

In this video Myles discusses why he made these videos and some of the things that have happened over the past 6 months.

via Myles Power.
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Global Warming- Where Do We Go From Here?

Philosopher and Green activist Dr Rupert Read speaking on global over-heat, the end of denialism, and the self-destruction of libertarianism in relation to this issue - and a possible way forward, in terms of guardians for future people.

Filmed and edited by Jon Bagge - http://www.jonbagge.net/

Duration: 49:14

via British Humanist Association.


Sagan’s Toolkit: Weird Science, Pseudoscience, and Skepticism

Dr. Thomas Holtz is a vertebrate paleontologist who teaches at the University of Maryland. In this talk, Dr. Holtz discusses the elements that make up Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit from Sagan’s book “The Demon Haunted World.”

Presented at BaltiCon, May 25, 2014.

Duration: 40:31

via National Capital Area Skeptics.


Have Scientists Debunked the Myth of the Blonde Ditz?

“Researchers discover that being blond does not make people ditzy,” reads a recent NY Daily News headline. That’s not actually true, but there is evidence to suggest a correlation between lack of intelligence and being a writer for the NY Daily News.

Journalist David Harding goes on to ask, “Is the end of jokes about “blond moments?” I’m not sure, David, IS THE END?

Here’s what actually happened: molecular biologists at Stanford School of Medicine identified a single mutation in the DNA that regulates the KITLG gene that changed the color of the stickleback fish from dark to light.

Full transcript here

The actual study

The breakdown

The bad science:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10868532/Why-having-blonde-genes-will-not-make-you-ditzy.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/researchers-discover-blonde-people-ditzy-article-1.1813821#ixzz33VuYzyQc

via Rebecca Watson.
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Hurricanes: Is the Female of the Species More Deadly Than the Male?

No, probably not.

Articles of interest:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/06/03/are_hurricanes_named_after_women_more_dangerous_not_so_fast.html
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/02/why-have-female-hurricanes-killed-more-people-than-male-ones/

via Rebecca Watson.
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Ramon Nogueras, Cuando Falla la Profecía 1

Ramón Nogueras nos ofrecerá la charla Cuando falla la profecía: Por qué demostrar que algo no es real no sirve de nada.

Ramón Nogueras es licenciado en Psicología y máster en Dirección en Recursos Humanos por la Universidad de Granada. Acumula trece años de experiencia como psicoterapeuta cognitivo y como formador en habilidades para diferentes empresas, así como consultor de desarrollo de personas. Además, imparte clases en varias universidades y escuelas de negocios.

Un breve resumen de Cuando falla la profecía:
A menudo pensamos que, cuando alguien tiene una creencia irracional, el presentar pruebas de la falsedad de la misma es suficiente para que la persona en cuestión vea su error. No es así debido, entre otras cosas, a un mecanismo llamado disonancia cognitiva. En la ponencia veremos cómo la gente puede pensar que el Apocalipsis va a llegar y seguir creyendo en ello cuando la fecha marcada pasa y el mundo sigue rodando. Va a ser un viaje sorprendente.

Ramon Nogueras, Cuando Falla la Profecía 2

duración: 1:04:06

por Escèptics al Pub Barcelona.


On the Ethics of Teaching Magic on YouTube

Brian waxes philosophical and makes some suggestions regarding “best practices” for teaching magic on YouTube.

Yeesh. Who does this jerk think he is?

via Scam School.


The Science Of Sarcasm - Ep 5.1: Myles Power talks GMOs

Myles is a scientist and YouTube vlogger whose videos focus on having fun with science. He has also created several series debunking popular myths and conspiracy theories.

Now that he has finally fended off a band of litigious HIV conspiracy theorists and gotten a decent internet connection he came on the show to discuss why GMOs aren’t evil, why Prometheus sucked and how no-one ever gets DNA right on screen.

Duration: 37:51

via The Science Of Sarcasm.


The League of Nerds - №021 - Naughty Pharma

Presented by Myles Power and James Gurney.

Duration: 56:25

via League Of Nerds.
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Filipino Freethinkers Podcast 35: Criteria for Beauty

This week we talk about the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 beauty pageant, the criteria used to judge the contestants, and beauty in general.

via Filipino Freethinkers.