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Show notes for Episode 126

Posted by Ethan Clow on August 3, 2011

Radio Freethinker Episode 126 – Interview with Dr.’s Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik, U.S Debt “crisis”, Christian Terrorism and the double standard of it

Download the episode here!

Song: Armageddon by Prism

Skeptical News:

International Space Station to be ‘sunk’ after 2020, see here

US National Debt “Crisis”

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2186.html
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/120xx/doc12039/HistoricalTables%5B1%5D.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget
http://www.fin.gc.ca/taxdollar06/text/html/taxdollar06_-eng.asp
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2010/01/13/structural-deficit-parliamentary-budget-office-report.html
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Double Standards of Terrorism:

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/norways_horror_antisemitism_becomes_islamophobia_20110724/http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/25/norway-killer-tells-judge-two-more-cells-exist/http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/if-a-married-lesbian-couple-saves-40-teens-from-the-norway-massacre-and-no-one-writes-about-it-did-it-really-happen/
http://boingboing.net/2011/08/01/married-lesbian-couple-rescued-40-teenagers-from-drowning-during-utoya-shooting.htmlhttp://boingboing.net/2011/07/27/norwegian-pm-refuses-to-let-terrorist-attacks-drive-his-country-to-intolerance-and-paranoid-security.htmlhttp://boingboing.net/2011/07/27/pundits-deploy-retrocausality-to-blame-islam-for-norway-attacks.html

Interview:

Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde

http://smc.neuralcorrelate.com/

Dr. Stephen Macknik

http://macknik.neuralcorrelate.com/node/16

http://www.sleightsofmind.com/

Skeptical Highlights:

Skeptics in the Pub in Kitsilano – Wednesday, August 3 · 7:30pm at the The Billy Bishop Legion.

In addition – Skepticamp 2011 rehearsal event will take place at 6pm at the Billy Bishop an hour or so before Skeptics in the Pub starts. If you want to practice your talk, get feedback, ask questions, come by for 6pm. – See Facebook Event Here

Friday Illusion: Shifty shadow alters an object’s path

New Scientist TV has this cool illusion. The video shows a ‘ball’ (actually just a round image) traveling across a grid plan. The motion of the ball remains constant but there is the addition of a shadow beneath the ball. This shadow is manipulated to give the perception that the path of the ball is not constant…although it is.

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/07/friday-illusion-tricky-shadow-alters-an-objects-path.html

We heard about the Neurobiology of magic, but I have a book about the magic of neurobiology. I’ve been reading “An anthropologist on Mars” by Oliver Sacks who is an amazingly insightful neurobiologist. This book is a collection of some case studies and explores some of the amazing things our brains do to make things okay.

 

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