Episode 9: Communicating with People Who Believe Weird Things

Life, the Universe & Everything ElseIn this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem Newman, Ashlyn Noble, Anlina Sheng, and Greg Christensen discuss how to approach someone with odd beliefs and whether or not it’s okay to be a dick in the name of science.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba.

Links: Legal Challenge to Catholic Schools’ Taxpayer Funding | Phil Plait’s “Don’t Be a Dick” | Greta Christina’s “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” | Intelligence2 Debate: “The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World” | The Winnipeg Skeptics Visit a Creation Museum | Gem Newman’s “I Don’t Debate Science” | Cut Onion Contamination on Snopes

Also on this episode, the first instalment of Where’s My Jetpack? This week Old Man Newman asks, “Where’s my jetpack?”

Where’s My Jetpack? Links: Soar Over Water on Your Hydro Powered Jet Pack | Man with Jetpack Races Actual Jets | Jetpack (Wikipedia)

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About Gem Newman

Medical student and former software developer. Host of the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast. Past organizer of the Winnipeg Skeptics. Former board chair at Bad Science Watch. Writer of things. Grower of beards. He/him.

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