Consilience – Episode #62: Census Results, Population Explosions and a REAL Tractor Beam!

The Doctor will see you now.

The 62nd episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (27mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here.

Starring


Teaching Angela to Appreciate History

  1. 1926 – The death of Harry Houdini.


Discussion

  1. 2011 South African Census Results
    1. Whites earn 6 times more than blacks
    2. Less than a third of South Africans have finished high school.
    3. 1.3 million households without piped water.
    4. More TVs than fridges in SA households.

News

  1. A working Star Trek tractor beam! Kinda!
  2. “Einstein was not an atheist” – Some Idiot
    1. Referenced quotes.
  3. Black Mamba venom is good for you.
  4. DNA analysis finds previously unknown human population explosion.


Sci-fi/Fantasy Quote

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” – Douglas Adams.


Announcements

  1. Johannesburg
    1. Sceptics in the Pub – Wednesday 7th November, 19:00. Brazen Head Pub, Sandton
    2. Rumble in the Pub – Thursday 8th November, Details TBA.
    3. Sceptics in the Park – Sunday 18th November, 13:00. Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Emmerentia
  2. East Rand
    1. Sceptics in the Pub – Tuesday 13th November, 19:00. Grandslam Sports Diner, Edenvale.
  3. West Rand
    1. Sceptics in the Pub – Wednesday 21st November, 19:00. Green & Gold Pub, Roodepoort

Want to tell us about an event we should announce on the show? Post it in the comments or on either of these social media sies:

Link of the Week

Patrick: Sceptical Science – the climate change resource.Deon: Global Rich List

Owen: Rbutr



http://archive.org/details/Consilience62

http://archive.org/download/Consilience62/Consilience62.mp3

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One Response to Consilience – Episode #62: Census Results, Population Explosions and a REAL Tractor Beam!

  1. Deon Barnard says:

    This is such an AWESOME podcast!!! We want more! We want more!

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