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  • John Mackey on Conscious Capitalism & Conscious Leadership
    par Skeptic le 21/07/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 194, Michael Shermer speaks with John Mackey, Founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market and author of Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Leadership. Mackey’s goal is to write a new narrative for capitalism that asks us to care about customers and human beings instead of data points on […]

  • eSkeptic for July 21, 2021
    par Skeptic le 21/07/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 194, Michael Shermer speaks with John Mackey, Founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market and author of Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Leadership. Mackey’s goal is to write a new narrative for capitalism that asks us to care about customers and human beings instead of data points on […]

  • Osteopathy Then and Now
    par Harriet Hall, M.D. le 17/07/2021 à 7:00

    What is osteopathy? What is the difference between an MD, a DO, and an osteopath in the US? Why do students choose a DO school? Should the DO degree be abolished? Find out what Harriet Hall, M.D. says in this column from Skeptic magazine 26.1 (2021).

  • Chris Edwards on Educational Reform and Thought Experiments
    par Skeptic le 17/07/2021 à 7:00

    Michael Shermer speaks with Chris Edwards about educational reform, his study and teaching of world history, the problems in K–12 education, the zip-code model vs. the seat time model of education and how they result in massively different educational outcomes, how “no child left […]

  • eSkeptic for July 17, 2021
    par Skeptic le 17/07/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 193, Michael Shermer speaks with Chris Edwards about educational reform and thought experiments. Plus, Harriet Hall, M.D. discusses osteopathy. What is it? What is the difference between an MD and a DO? Should the DO degree be abolished?

  • eSkeptic for July 13, 2021
    par Skeptic le 13/07/2021 à 7:00

    From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas? In this lecture from our archives, recorded in February 2014 as part of The Skeptics […]

  • Lesley Newson & Peter Richerson — A New Look at Human Evolution
    par Skeptic le 10/07/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 192, Michael speaks with husband-and-wife team Lesley Newson and Peter Richerson about the deep history of humankind discussed in their book, A Story of Us, in which they present this rich narrative and explain how the evolution of our genes relates to the evolution of our cultures.

  • eSkeptic for July 10, 2021
    par Skeptic le 10/07/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 192, Michael speaks with husband-and-wife team Lesley Newson and Peter Richerson about the deep history of humankind discussed in their book, A Story of Us, in which they present this rich narrative and explain how the evolution of our genes relates to the evolution of our cultures.

  • eSkeptic for July 5, 2021
    par Skeptic le 06/07/2021 à 7:00

    Jennifer Michael Hecht celebrates doubt as an engine of creativity and as an alternative to the political and intellectual dangers of certainty. This lecture from our archives was recorded in July 2005 as part of The Skeptics Society’s Distinguished Science Lecture Series.

  • Michael Gordin on the Fringe of Where Science Meets Pseudoscience
    par Skeptic le 03/07/2021 à 7:00

    Everyone has heard of the term “pseudoscience,” typically used to describe something that looks like science, but is somehow false, misleading, or unproven. In episode 191, Michael explores with Michael Gordin the philosophical and historical attempts to address the problem of […]

  • eSkeptic for July 3, 2021
    par Skeptic le 03/07/2021 à 7:00

    Everyone has heard of the term “pseudoscience,” typically used to describe something that looks like science, but is somehow false, misleading, or unproven. In episode 191, Michael explores with Michael Gordin the philosophical and historical attempts to address the problem of […]

  • eSkeptic for June 29, 2021
    par Skeptic le 29/06/2021 à 7:00

    Shermer, Sanford, and Novella try wheatgrass juice, with amusing results. PLUS: in a column from Skeptic magazine 26.2 (2021), Harriet Hall, M.D. recounts that Mark Twain was an enthusiastic proponent of “alternative medicine” long before the term was coined — and much of it […]

  • Mark Twain and Alternative Medicine
    par Harriet Hall, M.D. le 29/06/2021 à 7:00

    In this column from Skeptic magazine 26.2 (2021), Harriet Hall, M.D. recounts that Mark Twain was an enthusiastic proponent of “alternative medicine” long before the term was coined — and much of it remains the same as in his time.

  • Jonathan Rauch — The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth
    par Skeptic le 26/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 190, Michael Shermer speaks with Jonathan Rauch as he reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the “Constitution of Knowledge” — our social system for turning disagreement into truth.

  • eSkeptic for June 26, 2021
    par Skeptic le 26/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 190, Michael Shermer speaks with Jonathan Rauch as he reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the “Constitution of Knowledge” — our social system for turning disagreement into truth.

  • eSkeptic for June 19, 2021
    par Skeptic le 19/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 189, Michael speaks with Nobel Prize winning psychologist and economist Daniel Kahneman about the detrimental effects of noise and what we can do to reduce both noise and bias, and make better decisions in: medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, […]

  • Daniel Kahneman — Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
    par Skeptic le 19/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 189, Michael speaks with Nobel Prize winning psychologist and economist Daniel Kahneman about the detrimental effects of noise and what we can do to reduce both noise and bias, and make better decisions in: medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, […]

  • Trans Science A review of Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
    par Harriet Hall, M.D. le 17/06/2021 à 7:33

    A review by Dr. Harriet Hall of Abigail Shrier’s 2020 book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters was originally published on Science-Based Medicine’s website and later removed and put under review by SBM’s Editors “due to concerns expressed over […]

  • Robert Ballard — Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic
    par Skeptic le 16/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 188, Michael goes Into the Deep with legendary undersea explorer Robert Ballard about his many journeys to find the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Bismarck, Nazi submarine U-166, the USS Yorktown, JFK’s PT 109, and two missing nuclear submarines under the cover of searching for the […]

  • eSkeptic for June 16, 2021
    par Skeptic le 16/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 188, Michael goes Into the Deep with legendary undersea explorer Robert Ballard about his many journeys to find the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Bismarck, Nazi submarine U-166, the USS Yorktown, JFK’s PT 109, and two missing nuclear submarines under the cover of searching for the […]

  • eSkeptic for June 12, 2021
    par Skeptic le 12/06/2021 à 7:00

    Given the latest wave of apparent UFO/UAP sightings Michael Shermer reminds us that the residue problem in UFOlogy is instructive because it enables skeptics to find common ground with believers and allows us to live comfortably with the fact that we can’t explain everything.

  • Robert Cialdini — Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
    par Skeptic le 08/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 187, Michael speaks with Robert Cialdini — New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion — about the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday […]

  • eSkeptic for June 8, 2021
    par Skeptic le 08/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 187, Michael speaks with Robert Cialdini — New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion — about the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday […]

  • William Nordhaus on the Economics of Global Warming, Pandemics, and Corporate Malfeasance
    par Skeptic le 02/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 186 of Michael Shermer’s podcast, Michael speaks with Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in environmental economics, Dr. Nordhaus, about his book The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World in which he explains how and why “green […]

  • eSkeptic for June 2, 2021
    par Skeptic le 02/06/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 186 of Michael Shermer’s podcast, Michael speaks with Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in environmental economics, Dr. Nordhaus, about his book The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World in which he explains how and why “green […]

  • Stephen Meyer on the Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe (and why Shermer remains skeptical)
    par Skeptic le 29/05/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 185 of Michael Shermer’s podcast, Michael speaks with Stephen Meyer about his best selling book: Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Shermer responds to each of his claims and a stimulating and enlightening […]

  • eSkeptic for May 29, 2021
    par Skeptic le 29/05/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 185 of Michael Shermer’s podcast, Michael speaks with Stephen Meyer about his best selling book: Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Shermer responds to each of his claims and a stimulating and enlightening […]

  • Alexander Green on Money & Why It Matters
    par Skeptic le 25/05/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 184 of Michael Shermer’s podcast, Michael speaks with Alexander Green about one of the most important and yet poorly understood concepts in modern society: money and why it matters.

  • eSkeptic for May 25, 2021
    par Skeptic le 25/05/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 184 of Michael Shermer’s podcast, Michael speaks with Alexander Green about one of the most important and yet poorly understood concepts in modern society: money and why it matters.

  • eSkeptic for May 22, 2021
    par Skeptic le 22/05/2021 à 7:00

    In episode 183 of Michael Shermer’s podcast, Michael speaks with Bari Weiss and Bion Bartning about their new Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR).

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