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.
||Clean267. Dr. Jeffery Martin, Can Enlightenment be Taught?||Click here for YouTube version - Click here for forum discussion - Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Dr. Jeffery Martin, Harvard-trained social scientist and researcher on enlightenment about whether enlightenment can be taught. -||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean266. Rick Archer, Can Consciousness Change Culture?||Click here for YouTube version - Click here for forum discussion - Click here to post comments on AlexTsakiris.com - Join Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko for an interview with Rick Archer, host of Buddha at the Gas Pump (BATGAP.com),||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||also available on youtube.com/skeptiko - 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 Auer||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 Storm a..||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|
||Clean250. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, Science’s Inability to Explain Personhood||Interview with research psychiatrist and and author, Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz examines the mismatch between science-as-we-know-it and human experience. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, author of,||7/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean249. Tim Freke On Soul Crushing Science||Interview with consciousness philosopher and author, Tim Freke examines the absurdity of science-as-we-know-it. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Tim Freke, author of, The Mystery Experience.||7/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean247. Roy Davies Exposes Charles Darwin’s Plagiarism||Interview with journalist and author, Roy Davies reveals how Charles Darwin lied about the help he received from Alfred Russell Wallace. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Roy Davies, author of, The Darwin Conspiracy.||6/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean246. Dr. Michael Graziano Likens Near Death Experience Research to Astrology||Interview with neuroscientist and author, Dr. Michael Graziano examines how mainstream science views near-death experience research. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Princeton neuroscientist Dr. Michel Graziano.||6/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean245. Peter Russell, Science Ignores Consciousness||Interview with author and consciousness explored, Peter Russell examines how science ignores questions of consciousness. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with author and consciousness expert, Peter Russell.||5/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean244. Russ Baker, The Taint of Conspiracy Theories||Interview with investigative journalist, Russ Baker explores how the term "conspiracy theory" can taint serious journalism. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with investigative journalist and best-selling author, Russ Baker.||5/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean243. Scott De Tamble Explores Lives Between Lives||Interview with regression specialist, Scott De Tamble explores hypnotic regression and the possibility of remembering our life between lives. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with regression specialist Scott De Tamble.||4/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean242. Oliver Hockenhull, Neurons to Nirvana||Interview with filmmaker Oliver Hockenhull about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine, and his film Neurons to Nirvana. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Oliver Hockenhull, director of, Neurons to Nirvana.||4/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean241. Joseph Atwill Responds to Caesar’s Messiah Critics||Interview with Joseph Atwill examines criticisms of his controversial theory about the founding of the Christian church. - Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Joseph Atwill author of, Caesar's Messiah.||3/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean240. Dr. David Lane Not Sandbagged — Patricia Churchland Part 2||Interview with Dr. David Lane reexamines Dr. Patricia Churchland's Skeptiko interview, and the implications of near-death experience science for academia. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Mt.||3/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean239. Dr. Jim Tucker Compiles Database of Past Life Memories||Interview with University of Virginia professor Dr. Jim Tucker about research of children who remember past lives. Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with University of Virginia, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences Dr.||2/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean238. Why Skeptics Are Wrong… About Psychics & Mediums||Interviews summarizes Alex Tsakiris's experience investigating psychic mediums, and the skeptical claims made against them. - Join host Alex Tsakiris for a summation of research demonstration of psychic medium communication.||2/11/2014||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.