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.
||Clean279. Simon Green on Plant Medicine and Plant Spirits||Interview with Simon Green healer and founder of Quantum Life Bodyworks on Shamanism and healing work with plant medicine. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Simon Green about his Shamanistic practices and the healing properties .||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean278. Dr. Michael Nahm on Terminal Lucidity and Near-Death Experience||Interview with Dr. Michael Nahm biologist and researcher on the phenomenon known as terminal lucidity and its connection to near-death experience science. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr.||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean277. Frank Huguenard, Beyond Mind=Brain||Interview with Frank Huguenard about his film Beyond Me and the institutional dogmatism of mainstream science. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Frank Huguenard about extended consciousness and science's assumptions: -||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean276. Dr. Alan Hugenot, IANDS and the Future of NDE Research||Interview with Dr. Alan Hugenot a near-death experiencer and nationally recognized expert in physics and mechanical engineering, about the future of near-death experience research. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr.||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean275. Mark Vernon, Is Christianity Worth Saving?||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews author Mark Vernon about the institution of religion and whether Christianity is worth saving. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Mark Vernon to discuss the contrasts between Eastern and West..||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean274. Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, Why Our Culture is Materialistic||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, author of Brief Peeks Beyond about the shortcomings of science's reigning paradigm of materialism. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr.||5/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean273. Dr. Henry Bauer, Dogmatic Science Wrong About HIV-AIDS Connection||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Henry Bauer, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Science and author of Dogmatism in Science and Medicine, about scientific research and its dogmatic assertions. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an intervie...||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean272. Phillip Comella Can Science Lead to Spiritual Transformation||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Phillip Comella, about The Collapse of Materialism and whether a scientific understanding of consciousness can lead to spirituality. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Phillip Comella to discu.||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean271. Dr. Larry Malerba, How Materialism Fails Medicine||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Larry Malerba, about holistic medicine and how scientific materialism fails medicine. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Larry Malerba to discuss his work with homeopathy and the limit||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean270. ASU Prof. Lawrence Krauss Calls for Dalai Lama to Step Down Over Reincarnation Claim||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews theoretical physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss about whether reincarnation is nonsense and why the Dalai Lama should step down. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Lawrence Krauss,||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean269. Dr. Michael Shermer, Skeptical Science Reporting||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Michael Shermer, author of The Moral Arc, about morality, and near-death experience science reporting. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Michael Shermer, founder of Skeptic magazine,||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean268. Dan Harris, Does Meditation Defy Science?||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier, about his experiences with meditation and whether meditation defies science's understanding of consciousness and the relationship between mind and body. -||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean267. Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can Enlightenment be Taught?||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Jeffery Martin, Harvard-trained social scientist and researcher on enlightenment, about whether enlightenment can be taught. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Harvard-trained social scien...||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean266. Rick Archer, Can Consciousness Change Culture?||Join Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko for an interview with Rick Archer, host of Buddha at the Gas Pump (BATGAP.com), about enlightenment and how it's changing our scientific culture. - Rick Archer from Buddha at the Gas Pump (BATGAP.||2/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean265. Dr. Gregory Shushan on Cross-Cultural Comparison of Near-Death Experiences||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews religious scholar Dr. Gregory Shushan on the parallels between near-death experience accounts across cultures. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and religious studies scholar Dr.||1/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean264. Jack Hunter on Paranthropology, Parapsychology and Spirit Communication||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Anthropologist Jack Hunter on Paranthropology, and the significance of cross-cultural spirit communication for parapsychology. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Anthropologist Jack Hunter.||1/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean263. Albert LaChance and Rebecca Goodwin on The Third Covenant||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Christian mystic Albert LaChance and religious scholar Rebecca Goodwin on experiencing spirituality, and the gap between science and religion. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Christian myst.||12/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean262. Will Storr on the Enemies of Science||Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews author and journalist Will Storr on science, the scientific method and why we believe what we believe. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with investigative journalist & author Will Storr.||12/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean261. Why Science Is Wrong…About Almost Everything||An Exploration of Skeptiko 3.0 and Why Science Is Wrong...About Almost Everything. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris as he officially announces the release of his new book Why Science Is Wrong...About Almost Everything. During this short episode,||12/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean260. Miami Attorney Rey Hernandez Supports UFO Contactees||Interview with attorney Rey Hernandez on the UFO experience that led to the creation of the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Miami attorney and ET experiencer Rey Herna||11/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean259. Loyd Auerbach on the History of Psychic Spying||Interview with Loyd Auerbach on remote-viewing, Project Stargate, and the misunderstood history of psychic spying. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach.||11/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean258. John Michael Greer on Our Myth of Progress||Interview with John Michael Greer on science, technology, and his pessimistic view of the descent of civilization. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and blogger John Michael Greer.||11/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean257. Dr. Diane Powell Finds Telepathy Among Autistic Savant Children||Interview with Dr. Diane Powell about research into telepathy in autistic savant children. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with neuroscientist, psychiatrist and author Dr. Diane Powell.||10/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean256. Dr. Donald DeGracia, What is Science?||Interview with Wayne State University School of Medicine Physiology researcher Dr. Donald DeGracia about Western science versus Yogic thought. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Donald DeGracia about his book, What is Science?||10/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean255. Ian McCormack’s Exclusively Christian Near-Death Experience||Click here for YouTube version - Click here for forum discussion - Interview with scripture-quoting Near-Death Experiencer, Ian McCormack about his Christian interpretation of NDEs. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Ian McCorm...||9/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean254. Howard Storm Transformed by Near-Death Experience||- Click here for YouTube version - Click here for forum discussion - Interview with atheist turned Christian Howard Storm about his transformation by way of near-death experience. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Howard St..||9/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean253. Suzanne Taylor, the Scientific Mystery of Crop Circles||Interview with filmmaker and crop circle researcher Suzanne Taylor examines the enduring scientific mystery of crop circles. - UPDATE 10/16/2014: Soon after publishing this episode the good folks of the Skeptiko forum started tearing apart the Crop Ci...||9/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean252. Bernadette Doran on Energy Healing||Interview with energy healing researcher and practitioner examines the Bengston Method of energy healing. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Bernadette Doran of Equilibrium Energy + Education.||8/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean251. Patricia Pearson, Mainstream Media Journalist Tackles Survival of Consciousness||Interview with journalist and author examines resistance to evidence suggesting consciousness survives death. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Patricia Pearson, author of, Opening Heaven's Door, Investigating Stories of Life,||8/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
I've only listened to the Shermer episode, but it wasn't good. The host is enthusiastic about some crackpot views on evolution, and asks a lot of odd, non-scientific questions that are painful to hear, especially in the context of interviewing Shermer, a man who could be dealing with so much more intelligent ideas.
This should be called "Credulo." These people will believe anything. Cherry-picked results, special pleading, and worst of all, dull interviews with windbag pseudoscientists like Radin and Sheldrake. Shermer is the shining light here, but you can find better talks with him elsewhere. He must have been fooled by the title too--can't think why else he would have wasted his time. Listeners should not waste theirs.
A classic (and pathetic) bait and switch
Who did they think they were going to fool? If you're looking for science and rational thought look elsewhere. This is credulous gobbledydegook defined. If you want the real thing try The Skeptic's Guide To The Universe or Skepticality. But if you're a Sylvia Browne fan then this is for you. Just park your brain at the door and walk on in. Zero stars would be most appropriate.