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.
January 23rd, 2008
Episode 87 of 303 episodes
"Watch out for gorillas!" "Don't trade with strangers." "Buy this now!" Our brains are constantly bombarded with messagesabout how to behave, what to buy, and whom to trust. How do we parse these messages, and how do our choices affect the worldeconomy? This week on Skepticality, Derek & Swoopy discuss how economic andevolutionary theory speak the same language, and how our hardwired humanbiology affects modern economics, with Skeptic Society founder Dr. MichaelShermer author of The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, CompetitiveHumans and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics.