We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.
August 21st, 2007
Episode 76 of 303 episodes
This week, Skepticalitytackles matters of politicson Earth, and discoveries out in the universe. First up, environmental engineerKelly Comstock returns to answer listener questions from our bottled waterepisode and address concerns about potential dangers lurking in municipal water systems (likechlorine and fluoride). Then, Derek and Swoopy check in with their favorite lobbyist, Lori LipmanBrown from the Secular Coalition for America, regarding ongoinginvestigations into abuses of non-theists serving in our military, how thequestion of separation of church and state is being highlighted in recentpolitical debates, and what to look for when the legislature reconvenes inthe Fall. Lastly, astrophysicist Dr. Pamela Gay shares her insights aboutrecent media attention paid to NASA troubles, the paper by two Germanphysicists who claim to have broken the speed of light, and the potentialdiscovery of inorganic cosmic dust with lifelike properties.