Thursday, July 2, 2015Episode 52: Pseudohistory
The Project is back in action today with Chalmer’s look at Pseudohistory. What is the historical fallacy? What evidence would make you change your mind? Is all this nonsense harmless fun, or are there more insidious effects at work? It’s all a conspiracy in this edition of Altdernatives to Thought. References and Resources Additional download […]
Sunday, August 3, 2014Episode 45: Forbidden Psychology with Tomasz Witowski
Today Chalmer takes the Project international with special guest Tomasz Witowski of Poland. What is Forbidden Psychology? How do we spot bogus entries into popular science publications? And whose responsibility is it to be skeptical? Grab your visas and set a course for Crazy Town on this edition of Alternatives to Thought. References and […]
Wednesday, June 25, 2014Episode 42: Cosmos Reboot in Review Ep. 12
The Project is back at full strength for a look at this divisive penultimate episode to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What is the evidence for humans causing Climate Change? Where does healthy skepticism become denialism? And what do we think this episode could have done better? Get ready for a positive feedback loop on the […]
Wednesday, June 1, 2011Episode 1: Michael Shermer & The Believing Brain
Your heroes score an interview with one Dr. Michael Shermer, noted skeptic and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Believing Brain, From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies: How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. Dust off your baloney detectors and join Norm as he gets the low down on Dr. Shermer’s latest book.