This week on the Virtual Skeptics:
– Bob pokes dead things with a stick
– Eve looks into her crystal ball and sees elves
– Sharon loves rocks, strange sounds and giant eyeballs
– and Tim talks about the “Year of the Skeptool”
This Week’s Panel:
Bob Blaskiewicz – CSI’s Conspiracy Guy web columnist, blogger for Skeptical Humanities and Swift Blog contributor
Eve Siebert – Editor and blogger at Skeptical Humanities and Skepticality contributor
Sharon Hill – Editor of Doubtful News and author of the CSI’s Sounds Sciencey web column
Tim Farley – JREF fellow and creator of What’s the Harm.net and the Skeptical Software Tools blog
Host: Brian Gregory – Bon vivant, chapeau connaisseur
Spitzer’s original paper: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1025647527010
Original Criticism: Oct 2003
Village Voice Blogs by Tony Ortega:
Tony Ortega now blogs here:
Jim Lippard’s article from Skeptic Magazine 17.1
What’s the Harm in Scientology?
Iceland Review: Icelandic MP Moves Elves’ Boulder to His Home
Doubtful News favorite stories of 2012
Obituary slides from #TAM2012:
Back in April Tim asked if 2012 was the “Year of the Skeptool”
Brian’s Robot’s links:
Roboy Junior YouTube Site
Roboy Junior on Facebook
- Eve has an article in Skeptical Inquirer (although she only has hearsay evidence for this).
- Sharon is on this week’s edition of Monster Talk talking about the best cryptozoology stories of 2012. Catch up on all the Bigfoot news on that podcast. http://www.skeptic.com/podcasts/monstertalk/13/01/02/
- Registration is open for Skep Tech in Minneapolis April 5 & 6th. Tim is speaking, and they just added Maggie Koerth-Baker from Boing Boing as a guest: http://skep-tech.eventbrite.com/
- Bob has a new Conspiracy Guy article coming out soon.
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