53 min

The Skeptic Zone #716 - 26.June.2022 The Skeptic Zone

    • Social Sciences

0:00:00 Introduction
Richard Saunders
0:02:58 Irrational Beliefs in Australia

Is Australia truly a land of mystery and wonders? I can only answer that with "yes it is". We are the land of the oldest living culture in the world, that of the indigenous peoples, we have natural wonders from the coast to the desert and great modern cities to rival any in the world. However, like so many other countries, Australia too has no end of paranormal, supernatural and pseudoscientific claims.

https://neo-skepsis.blogspot.com/2022/06/por-que-es-que-los-lugares-lejanos.html
0:14:30 The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

The Man Who Dated The World & GOT IT WRONG! By Martin Bridgstock

James Ussher is still used by young earth creationists as an authoritative source for the age of the earth. In this report, Martin Bidgstock explores the life and time of this man and how he come to his conclusions.

A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 38 No. 3

http://www.skeptics.com.au
0:29:44 A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the more odd ball stories over the years.

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au 1937, 12th December - Sunday Mail Brisbane 1991, 2nd March - The Canberra Times 1950, 21st October - The Daily Telegraph

0:00:00 Introduction
Richard Saunders
0:02:58 Irrational Beliefs in Australia

Is Australia truly a land of mystery and wonders? I can only answer that with "yes it is". We are the land of the oldest living culture in the world, that of the indigenous peoples, we have natural wonders from the coast to the desert and great modern cities to rival any in the world. However, like so many other countries, Australia too has no end of paranormal, supernatural and pseudoscientific claims.

https://neo-skepsis.blogspot.com/2022/06/por-que-es-que-los-lugares-lejanos.html
0:14:30 The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham

The Man Who Dated The World & GOT IT WRONG! By Martin Bridgstock

James Ussher is still used by young earth creationists as an authoritative source for the age of the earth. In this report, Martin Bidgstock explores the life and time of this man and how he come to his conclusions.

A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 38 No. 3

http://www.skeptics.com.au
0:29:44 A Dive into a Trove

A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the more odd ball stories over the years.

http://www.trove.nla.gov.au 1937, 12th December - Sunday Mail Brisbane 1991, 2nd March - The Canberra Times 1950, 21st October - The Daily Telegraph

53 min