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Showing posts from February, 2015

TTA Podcast 208: Religious Schools, Religious Rules

Central Synagogue Meeting 19th Feb 2015

The Atlantic - What ISIS Really Wants

Sen. Bernie Sanders at The Brookings Institution

The Thinking Atheist Podcast 207: The Debunkers

Marlboro Jeff - John Oliver

Why Don’t Americans Know What Really Happened in Vietnam? | The Nation

February 9, 1737: Thomas Paine Is Born | The Nation

The Thinking Atheist Podcast 205: Sacred Cows

The Thinking Atheist Podcast 204: The Fear of Death

Point of Inquiry - Measles in the Magic Kingdom and the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Paul Offit, MD, on Measles in the Magic Kingdom and the Anti-Vaccine Movement February 2, 2015 Host: Lindsay Beyerstein Measles are the newest attraction at Disneyland this season, and unfortunately the only thing magical about them is how quickly they’ve begun to spread throughout California and neighboring states. Although measles were eliminated in the U.S. by 2000, the misinformation of the anti-vaccine movement has caused a return of a full-fledged outbreak.
Here to discuss the severity of the problem is Paul Offit. He is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia. Offit is the author of the book Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine, for which he won the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s 2013 Balles Prize in Critical Thinking.
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