Episode #52: Taikonauts in Space, Nobel Laureate Goes Wild and Textbook Stuff-up

Tiangong 1 – Now full of Taikonauts

The 52nd episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (24mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here.


Teaching Angela to Appreciate History

1844 – Joseph Smith is killed by a marauding horde.


First Taikonauts arrive at Chinese space station.

Nobel laureate pressured into leaving HIV centre for being stupid.

Limpopo textbook stuff up.

Belief in Heaven makes you more likely to be a criminal.

Fat people take more than their fair share.

Sci-fi/Fantasy Quote

Yeah, right. Cursed. It’s big with humans. It means bad things are happening but you can’t be bothered to find an explanation.” – The Doctor, The Curse of the Black Spot, Dr Who

Link of the Week

Chris – First Orbit. A free documentary recreating Yuri Gagarin’s 1961 orbit of Earth with footage filmed mainly from the ISS.

Owen – The South African Sceptics email group.




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