Episode #30: The Beijing Anomaly, UKZN’s homeopathy fail and the Nobels

Sputnik 1

The 30th episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (24.3mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here.

Teaching Angela to Appreciate History

Sputnik 1. (NYT coverage is here).

Listener Feedback

Glass does not flow – thanks James.


The Beijing Anomaly.

A serious UKZN fail for awarding this Ph.D.

Polio in China.

Saudi Arabia beheads a man for “sorcery”.

South Africa muti body part bust at a hospital.

Feature: The Nobels

By the time we recorded this, two Nobel prizes had been awarded: Medicine & Physiology and Physics. (Dance your Ph.D).


Cape Town: Skeptics in the Pub: Friday, 7th October, 19:00, JC Brasserie Pub (cnd De Villiers & Constitution Streets, Cape Town)

Pretoria: Skeptics in the Pub: Saturday, 22nd October, 12:30, venue TBD.

Johannesburg: Visit to Maropeng: Saturday, 29th October, 10:00, Maropeng.



About Michael Meadon

Michael Meadon is a graduate student in cognitive science at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa. When he's not procrastinating online or propitiating his wife, he investigates the effects of rapid & unreflective facial judgments on political elections. He expects to graduate any decade now. When he was an innocent undergrad Michael studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at the University of Cape Town. Unfortunately, he had to find out for himself that "social" and "science" often don't go so well together.
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