Episode 81: Book Reviews (with Greta Christina!)

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Gem Newman, Ashlyn Noble, and Kristina Anderson review some popular science books, and are joined by Greta Christina, who tells them all about her newest book, Coming Out Atheist.

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.

Books Reviewed: Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, by Greta Christina | Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor, by Hali Felt | Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, by Ben Goldacre | Bad Pharma: What Happened Next (Free Follow-up Chapter) | The Hungry Scientist Handbook, by Patrick Buckley and Lili Binks

Other Recommendations: The Ebony Exodus Project, by Candace R.M. Gorham | Why Are You Atheists So Angry?, by Greta Christina | Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, by Ben Goldacre | The Rocks Don’t Lie, by David R. Montgomery | The Map That Changed the World, by Simon Winchester | The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson | The Runelords, by David Farland | The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan | Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine | The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham | The Lathe Of Heaven, by Ursula K. Le Guin | I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson | Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow

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Episode 53: HIV/AIDS Denial

Episode 53: HIV/AIDS Denial

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn Noble, Laura Creek Newman, and Gem Newman discuss the pseudoscientific belief that AIDS is not caused by HIV. Also on this episode, Ashlyn interviews Susan Gerbic of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project.

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: HIV/AIDS Denialism | Opportunistic Infection | Peter Duesberg | Thabo Mbeki | Koch’s Postulates | Matthias Rath: Steal This Chapter (from Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science) | Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

Update (7 August 2014): The Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project has recently attracted some criticism from within the skeptical community for its use of private forums to conduct discussions, training, and the like, rather than making use of the open, transparent services (such as projects, sandboxes, and talk pages) already provided by Wikipedia for its editors. Rebecca of the Dublin Skeptics in the Pub discusses these issues on Skepchick here.

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