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Jan 9, 2016

January 8th, 2016 Episode 38

Welcome to episode 38 of the Brainstorm podcast. Today is January 8th, 2016 I’m your host Cory and with me tonight are Destin, and Rene with some of our cohost contestants, Angela, and Chris, and of course the amazing Dave doing sound here in Roman Empire Studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. This week we have a bit of a different set up because we’re starting our tournament of the co-hosts. This little event will go on for a couple episodes and in the end the audience gets to decide who did the best. You can vote for your favorite on the pinned post on our facebook page or go to https://www.pollcaster.com/c/poll/Vz6b6sdtpM532asxTOyHkEAORAs to cast your vote.

Woo Report

A report that bras aren’t necessary came out in 2013 but is making its way into my newsfeed again

http://simpleorganiclife.org/stop-wearing-bras/?c=cleo&utm_content=inf_17_58_2&tse_id=INF_ea556ea4f6034798b86724f2ca2138b3

http://www.connexionfrance.com/Bra-support-damage-professor-Rouillon-back-pain-nipple-14626-view-article.html

http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/dont_burn_your_bra_for_science_just_yet/

Lumosity has to pay for lying about what it can do for your brain

http://gizmodo.com/lumosity-has-to-pay-2-million-for-lying-about-its-bull-1751125466?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/ftc-slaps-down-brain-training-claims/

 


Religious Nuttery

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/01/06/alabamas-chief-justice-just-spit-on-the-constitution-reinstates-ban-on-gay-marriage/

https://www.facebook.com/events/216274582038873/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&action_history=null&source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular

On Tuesday there will be a group of people in Alabama gathering to protest and call for an impeachment of Roy Moore

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/12/arizona-woman-shoots-and-kills-atheist-for-not-believing-in-god/

 

Commercial break
Skepticism 101 part 6: Scientific Studies – How do we know which are good and which are bad

https://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/resources-2/what-is-a-good-study-guidelines-for-evaluating-scientific-studies/
http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/how-evaluate-quality-scientific-research/

https://phpartners.org/tutorial/04-ebph/2-keyConcepts/4.2.7.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_testing
http://library.downstate.edu/EBM2/2100.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_report
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_series
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case-control_study
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohort_study
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randomized_controlled_trial
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systematic_review
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta-analysis


We barely scratched the surface of this but hopefully it helps some people realize that you can't just accept every study that is reported on the news or in the media. It takes real work to be a skeptic and to think critically about information.

Atheism For Dummies part 6

A few major religions and their basics

Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Mormons
Buddhism
Hinduism
http://www.religionfacts.com/big-religion-chart

 

 

Music break three songs- Ace of Spades – Motorhead, Opiate by Tool, and an acoustic version of a song by Marilyn Manson that I think is called Mephistopheles of Los Angeles but my notes called it Fated, Faithful, and Fatal

Main topic
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/01/oregonunderattack-reveals-the-double-standard-of-race-and-terrorism

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2016/01/my-time-at-an-anti-government-summer-camp

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/01/christian-extremist-leads-armed-occupation-in-oregon

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/militiamen-able-to-get-food-on-their-own

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-militia-erotic-fan-fiction-colin-meloy_568e9519e4b0c8beacf5f6c8

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/01/oregon_standoff_idaho_militia.html

https://www.rt.com/usa/328330-oregon-militia-standoff-week/

 

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