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.
November 18th, 2007
Episode 82 of 305 episodes
ManySkeptic readers are all too aware ofTheSecret, a slick repackaging of the principles of New Thought and UnityChristianity. This week,Skepticality tackles an altogether different secret. Derek and Swoopy talk with authorand podcaster Stephen L. Gibson about his own new book, A Secret of theUniverse. A far cry from most books that offer up a secret message, ASecret of the Universe is a work of dramatic allegory about how we come toform knowledge about the Big Questions: God, sexual ethics, morals,political ideology—and how those beliefs affect our actions, our lives, andthe world around us. Then Derek gets an update from Jeff Wagg, General Manager of the James RandiEducational Foundation, about a recently administered Million DollarChallenge in which Jeff himself became a test subject.