Consilience – Episode #65: Malagasy Locusts, Cellphone Losers and Dirty Hippie Stoners

'Let my people go."

‘Let my people go.”

The 65th episode of Consilience is here! You can download the mp3 here (19mb) and the file’s page on is here.


Teaching Angela to Appreciate History

  • 1796 – Edward Jenner administers the first successful smallpox vaccine.


  1. Locust plague in Madagascar
  2. Dementia striking more people, earlier
  3. San Francisco morons lose cellphone case.
  4. A new trick for spotting exo-planets works

Sci-fi/Fantasy Quote

Speculation is not evidence.”
– Lt.Cdr Tuvok, Star Trek: Voyager, S6e09 “The Voyager Conspiracy”


  1. Joburg
    1. Sceptics in the Pub – West Rand. Wednesday 15th May, 18:00. Green & Gold pub, Roodepoort.
    2. Rumble in the Pub – Midrand. Thursday 16th May, 18:30. Dros, New Rd.
    3. Sceptics in the Pub – Joburg. Wednesday 5th June, 19:00. Pizaevino, The Wedge, Morningside.
  2. Durban
    1. Sceptics in the Pub. Thursday 16th of May, 18:00. Pizetta.

Link of the week

Chris: The Planetary Society

Patrick: Google Drive

Owen: StarTalk Radio

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