Skeptiko – Science at the Tipping Point
By Alex Tsakiris
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Follow the data wherever it leads. Explore the possibility that the dominant scientific paradigm (i.e. Materialism) might be at a tipping point. Engage the top thinkers in pointed discussions about the questions that matter most.
||CleanMaterialistic science makes us feel less human. He thinks the arts can change that |304|||Author and poet Dr. Drew Dellinger uses spoken word performances to challenge science's narrow view of human consciousness. photo by: Gary S - I don’t quite know how the artistic gene skipped me. I have a whole side of my family who are incredibl...||9 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow I got duped by crop circle science. Nancy Talbott vs. Matt Williams||Nancy Talbott claims to have unlocked crop circle science. Matt Williams is a crop circle maker encountering the paranormal in his circles. Why are they at odds? photo by: Gary S - On this episode of Skeptiko,||3 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanShould family therapy include your deceased great-great-grandmother? Epigenetics meets after-death communication |302|||Dr. Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Volden merge extended consciousness and after-death communication into psychotherapy. photo by: Pip R Lagenta - Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science with leading researchers, thinkers,||21 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDr. Alexander Wendt and James Corbett Clash Over Inevitable One World State |301|||To this Ohio State University International Relations Professor a one world state is inevitable. To Alt media blogger James Corbett it's a catastrophe. photo by: Royce Bair - Today's show is not about consciousness, spirituality,||12 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMovies: Is Ex Machina ignoring the hard problem of consciousness? |300|||According to the movie Ex Machina, strong AI and the Singularity are just around the corner, but consciousness science suggests otherwise. - photo by: Alex Garland - Here's the second installment of our Skeptiko at the Movies series.||6 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMovies: Is Red Lights the worst movie about parapsychology every made? |299|||Both parapsychology researchers and Skeptics are misrepresented in this hack job of a movie, but that's what makes it fun to talk about. - photo by: Rodrigo Cortez - I love going to the movies, but so much of the stuff I want to talk about afterw...||5 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhy David Bentley Hart thinks choosing a tie reveals more about consciousness than near death experiences |298|||Theologian and Philosopher Dr. David Bentley Hart has little patience for sloppy thinking atheists. Looks to consciousness and spirituality. photo by: André Batista - The wooden pews in the Greek Orthodox church I grew up in were hard and uncomfo...||22 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHe claims to have traveled outside his body to bring back art… and much more |297|||Jurgen Ziewe used lucid dreaming to travel outside of his body and explore other realms of consciousness. - photo by: Jurgen Ziewe I always thought lucid dreaming was baloney, until I had one myself. For several years my oldest son had told me about ...||15 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFormer military psychic spy claims parapsychology is off course. Suffers from Stockholm Syndrome. |296|||Remote Viewer Dr. Paul Smith has concerns about the direction of parapsychology research. Also doubts 9/11 remote viewing. photo by: David Webb A few years ago, when the kids were younger, they loved playing hide-and-seek in our backyard.||8 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat science-as-we-know-it can learn from the 9/11 truth movement |295|||Investigative journalist Luke Rudkowski shows us how to talk to power and challenge the status quo. - photo by: Luke Rudkowski I don't like Las Vegas very much. Too many grueling COMDEX computer trade shows burned into my memory I suppose.||1 12 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat does the end of materialism mean for political science? |294|||Dr. Alexander Wendt examines the implications of consciousness science for the social sciences. - photo by: David Ohmer I was introduced to the power of interdisciplinary thinking when I found myself way over my head in a graduate course in cognitive.||17 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Atheist has revolutionized Buddhism. Does consciousness science agree with his beliefs? |293|||Buddhist teacher Stephen Batchelor explores scientific materialism and secular Buddhism. - photo by: Stephen Lasky I remember the first time I tried meditation. The anxiety it stirred gave me a stomachache.||10 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhy CDC whistleblower revelations about vaccines and autism never made headlines, and what that means for science |292|||Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport explains why the media intentionally ignored whistleblower revelations about vaccines and autism. - photo by: Art Writ My wife is the medical expert in our family. She has a PhD in psychology, works with doctors,||3 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat would Oliver Sacks say about the afterlife now? |291|||Near-Death Experience Research, Dr. Jan Holden and her colleagues reveal their latest findings. - photo by: Steve Jurvetson The question might sound crass, but then again, why should it? Dr. Oliver Sacks was one of the world's best known and beloved||19 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat divides Christians and non-believers |290|||Biblical Scholar Joel Watts looks at what Christians don't know about Christianity. - photo by: Bolton We're conditioned to believe the cultural and political divide between Christians and non-believers is a matter of worldview and faith.||13 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIs the Bible a political con job? This scholar says the proof is right in front of us |289|||Biblical Scholar Joseph Atwill has forever changed how we understand early Christian history by focusing on religion as an instrument of political mind control. - photo by: Bolton A long time ago there was a war in the Middle East between the Romans .||5 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMen like to be right — Duh! Novel experiment demonstrates link with psychic abilities |288|||Northwestern University Psychology professor Dr. Julia Mossbridge's has a novel experiment demonstrating psychic abilities among her male students. - Photo by Daniela Vladimirova The experiment is tantalizingly simple,||28 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPsychic mediums tested under tightest laboratory conditions. Proven accurate. What will debunkers say now? |287|||Dr. Julie Beischel's newly published research on assisted after-death communication sets a new standard of proof, but don't expect science to change its stance on psychic mediums. - Photo by Craig Sunter||21 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNew research reveals surprising connection between environmental sensitivity and psychic phenomena |286|||Recognized expert in 'Sick Building Syndrome', Mike Jawer has discovered a potential link between environmental sensitivity and psychic phenomena. - Photo by Testing Join Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Michael Jawer,||10 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNear-death experiences more than dreams, study says. But neuroscience’s denial of NDEs undaunted. |285|||Recent study of near-death experience survivors flies in the face of neuroscience's assertion about NDEs. - photo by Carl A According to science's current model, your minute-by-minute experience -- all your thoughts, feelings,||31 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhy police don’t use psychic detectives. Even though they’re effective |284|||Interview with renowned psychic detective Noreen Renier. photo by Samuel Globus - Join host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Noreen Renier renowned psychic detective and author author of A Mind For Murder and The Practical Psychic: -||21 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRespected science writer burned out with “unscientific” string theory… looks to consciousness science |283|||John Horgan is a top-notch science journalist, but he's looking toward consciousness research to discover where science is heading. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with science writer and author John Horgan: -||11 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCan your dreams predict death? New research says yes |282|||Are precognitive dreams real? Andy Paquette is a dream researcher who has compiled more than anyone in history. Dreaming of someone death is scary enough, but finding out you're right... - When Andy Paquette left his job as a leading Hollywood f...||28 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNeuroscience explanation of near-death experiences defies neuroscience |281|||As a philosopher, Dr. Evan Thompson thinks neuroscience model of near-death experience is fine, but what do NDE researchers say? Debate over the science of NDEs. - Interview with Evan Thompson, author of Waking, Dreaming,||14 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHippies started it, New Agers kept it going. What’s next for consciousness culture? |280|||They may shun religious dogma, and scientific dogma too, but Ken Jordan of Reality Sandwich has tapped into a group that's restarting the consciousness culture revolution. Psychedelics are part of the culture change. -||1 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanShaman talk to plants. And the plants tell us how to heal|279|||When Western medical researchers wanted to unlock the healing properties of plants they asked Amazonian shaman. Simon Green is doing the same. Remarkable healing stories. - Interview with Simon Green healer and founder of Quantum Life Bodyworks o...||16 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAlzheimer patient rises from deathbed, regains memory to recite poem, then passes away |278|||Dr. Michael Nahm is a biologist and researcher on the remarkable phenomenon known as terminal lucidity. Amazing Research. - Interview with Dr. Michael Nahm biologist and researcher on the phenomenon known as terminal lucidity and its connection t...||9 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
It's totally dishonest to describe this as a "skeptical" podcast. Listen to the Michael Shermer episode for a prime example. The questions posed to Dr Shermer range from the barely cogent to the utterly non-sensical. By the end of the interview, Shermer can barely contain his irritation at the ridiculous questions. Avoid wasting your time on this credulous junk!
Not skeptical at all
This show claims to be a "skeptical", but it is no more than psuedo science supporters who throw in the odd bit of token skepticism. The show is nothing more than psuedo scientific thinkers trying to give their beliefs some creditability and is in no way skeptical or uses good critical thinking.
painful to listen to
I listened to a few of these, and really made an effort to remain open-minded. But the episode on psychic dogs (Jan 1 2007) has put me off listening to any more. Alex just comes across as gullible and highly credulous... it seems that he's simply out to defend Sheldrake's research against any possible criticism. This is *not* a skeptical podcast, don't be fooled by the name. Oh, am I the only one to get annoyed by Alex's repeated use of tired old cliches such as "let's have a dialog about this", "let's wrestle this issue to the ground" etc etc. By resorting to this tired "management speak " he just comes across as someone who's really not terribly bright.