Sciencism 2013/06/10

This week in Sciencism; Oldest Primate Fossil, Roman Concrete, Primitive Supermassive Blackholes, Organic Life From Comets, The Moon’s Weird Gravity.

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The principal of homeopathy demonstrated.

Many of you may be familiar with homeopathy, the idea that greatly diluted potions can help cure disease, our little demonstration points out how ridiculous this is.

You would have to drink almost 4 earths worth of water to get one molecule of active ingredient.

You would have to drink almost 4 earths worth of water to get one molecule of active ingredient.

No mechanism known to all of science could possibly lead to this kind of dilution causing any effect to the body, in fact tap water is more likely to have molecules of the active ingredient by contamination then homeopathic remedies.

Sciencism 2013/04/04 James Carr Interview

The Sciencism team interview James Carr from the Texas Tech University who talks to us about the endocrinology behind stress and hunger and his work in environmental endocrinology. He also talks to us about education in the USA and the impact that religion can have on students.

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Sciencism 2013/03/24

This week in Sciencism host Ross Balch is joined by Andrew Stephenson and Natalie McKirdy. We discus; Cosmic Microwave Background, Chimeric Leukemia Treatment, Graphene, Comet Killed the Dinosaurs? Mitochondrial Gene Therapy, Voyager Leaves the Solar System?

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Sciencism 2013/03/03

In this weeks episode of Sciencism Ross, Dan and Andrew discus bone marrow niches, evidence for dark matter, discovering extra terrestrial planets, brain to brain rat interfaces, and discovery of a new Van Allen belt. We also discuss the merits of human space travel, science or fiction and last week in the past.

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Sciencism Announcement 08/02/2013

Hey folks! Ross the producer of Sciencism here. There is less than a week to go until the return of Sciencism and I could not be more excited. I have big plans for the show this year including more interviews, more co-hosts, more educational content and more video content to extend our reach to audiences like YouTube and Vimeo. All of this content will remain completely 100% free because here at Sciencism we believe that educational content should be available to everyone.

Many of you may also be pining for more skeptical content, the Critical Eye podcast however never took off like Sciencism did. The fact is that I am a full time student who has to study, work and I am also a keen musician. Clearly this only leaves me with a certain amount of time. Science is my main passion and I would like to produce great science content rather than average skeptic content and average science content. There are already a host of great Skeptic podcasts available, as such I will not be continuing the Critical Eye podcast at this time, however I am exploring other avenues for the show, never say never.

If you are after some great Skeptic podcasts I cannot recommend the following podcasts highly enough.

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe – A great panel show featuring science and skeptic news, interviews and other cool segments, this podcast was the inspiration for my own podcasting adventures.

Skeptoid – This show was the inspiration for my “Under the Microscope” episode, each week Brian Dunning examines in detail a single topic, whether it be Homeopathy, “Natural” Food, The Loch Ness Monster, you name it Brian has covered it.

Other Skeptic podcasts of note include – The Skeptic Zone, by the Australian Skeptics, Skeptics with a K, by the Mersey side Skeptics, The Virtual Skeptics, featuring Sharon from Doubtful News amongst many others.