Skepticule 112: Has Peter Hitchens lost his marbles?; Facism; Research Ethics; Atheist Etiquette; Cognitive closure and certainty; Losing my religion; TTPMO - GOP Debates.
Paul Jenkins couldn't be with us this time, but fear not, all is not lost. Taking his place for this episode is Anonymous Steve.
Peter Hitchens (brother of Christopher Hitchens) - has he completely lost his marbles? After his appearance on the 'Unbelievable?' radio show and an 'Intelligence Squared' debate we have to consider the possibility that he may have a serious deficit in the marble department.
Steve considers Research Ethics. What is acceptable and should the findings of historic unethical research be used?
Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines
Paul Orton asks about Atheist Etiquette while attending a Church service. Paul Thompson asks for advice on what would be acceptable for his forthcoming visit to a Spiritualist Church where they talk to dead people.
Johno's piece this time discusses cognitive closure and our need for certainty and justice.
Derren Explores Superstition And BF Skinner
The TTPMO (Things that piss me off) this time is the GOP debates for the Republican nomination.
Editing & shownotes: Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson ("Sinbad")
The Skeptical Probe
Paul Orton, militant agnostic
Paul S. Jenkins
Notes from an Evil Burnee
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