Episode 39: News Update

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn Noble, Donna Harris, and Mark Forkheim discuss local and international news of interest to skeptics, including the canonization of a new aboriginal Catholic saint, a scientific study claiming men and women can’t be friends, the conviction of Italian seismologists for manslaughter, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, and more.

(Gem here with a brief note. Because we’re all busy preparing for our trip down to Missouri for Skepticon, we recorded this episode in advance of the American presidential election, so obviously we didn’t know how it would turn out—although we had our suspicions. While I didn’t have the opportunity to comment on the Lucasfilm story, allow me to just say this: I cannot wait until Episode I goes back into the Disney Vault.)

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: Apocalypse 2012: The End of the World Party (Facebook Event, Meetup Event) | Kateri Tekakwitha (CBC, Wikipedia) | Men and Women Can’t Be “Just Friends” | Sandy Death Toll Rises | If the Rest of the World Elected the American President, Obama Would Win in a Landslide | Italian Quake Ruling Rattles Global Science Community | Disney Buying Star Wars Maker Lucasfilm

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About Gem Newman

Software developer. Host of the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast. Past organizer of the Winnipeg Skeptics. Board chair at Bad Science Watch. Writer of things. Grower of beards. He/him.

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