Episode #51: Lynching Witches, Sequencing Bonobos and Restoring Clitorises

You shall be missed

The 51st episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (26mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here.


Teaching Angela to Appreciate History

1911 – Erwin Müller born


Venus totally transited! (Owen’s pics)


Phillip Tobias dies.

Surgical procedure for victims of female genital mutilation is successful.

3000 “witches” lynched in Tanzania in six years.

WHO targeting sleeping sickness, a common cause of witchcraft claims.

Bonobo genome sequenced.

Link of the Week

James – The Simulation Hypothesis and the problem of natural evilDavid Kyle Johnson

Owen – What Would It Take –  Hariett Hall

Sci-fi/Fantasy Quote

“Any theory which causes solipsism to seem just as likely an explanation for the phenomena it seeks to describe ought to be held in the utmost suspicion.” – Iain M. Banks The Algebraist




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