Exposing Pseudoastronomy

Sinopsis

Listen to learn the real state of science behind astronomy-, physics-, and geology-related creationist claims, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, misconceptions, and bad or incomplete media reporting.

Episodios

  • Episode 12 (BONUS): Conspiracy Skeptic Interview About Nazis in the Hollow Earth

    Episode 12 (BONUS): Conspiracy Skeptic Interview About Nazis in the Hollow Earth

    23/11/2011 Duración: 39min

    "The Conspiracy Skeptic" Karl Mamer discusses, in a follow-up episode to Episode 8 on the Hollow Earth, some of the conspiracies related to Nazis currently living inside the hollow of Earth at the South Pole.

  • Episode 11: Dust and Rock Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax

    Episode 11: Dust and Rock Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax

    16/11/2011 Duración: 39min

    Something as boring as rocks and dust has fueled many peoples' conspiratorial ideas relating to American's manned moon landings. Find out if they are well grounded.

  • Episode 10 (BONUS): Interview About Mike Baras The Choice

    Episode 10 (BONUS): Interview About Mike Bara's 'The Choice'

    15/11/2011 Duración: 42min

    A year ago tonight, Mike Bara presented "The Choice" to over 10 million people. One man called him out on his numerous, basic, fundamental mistakes relating to astronomy. I interview that man in this episode.

  • Episode 9: Earths Decaying Magnetic Field

    Episode 9: Earth's Decaying Magnetic Field

    01/11/2011 Duración: 33min

    It's a fact that Earth's magnetic field strength is decreasing. Young-Earth creationists use this to argue Earth is only a few thousand years old. Is this plausible?

  • Episode 8: The Hollow Earth

    Episode 8: The Hollow Earth

    16/10/2011 Duración: 37min

    The idea of a hollow planet - specifically Earth - has been around for a long time. And though it's rare, there are people who still believe Earth and the other planets and moons are hollow. I go through some of these ideas and give you no less than four independent methods to determine that Earth is indeed solid.

  • Episode 7 (BONUS): Live Apollo Moon Hoax Talk at Skepticamp

    Episode 7 (BONUS): Live "Apollo Moon Hoax" Talk at Skepticamp

    09/10/2011 Duración: 58min

    Stuart gave a live, one-hour talk about the Apollo Moon "Hoax" at the Colorado Springs Skepticamp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in August 2011. This is the live recording.

  • Episode 6: Astrology Basics and a (Non-?)Changing Sky

    Episode 6: Astrology Basics and a (Non-?)Changing Sky

    01/10/2011 Duración: 32min

    Astrology is an ancient science about the predictive power of the heavens. But put under a modern light, what are its inherent contradictions, observational problems, and what do statistical studies show?

  • Episode 5: Heat and Radiation Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax

    Episode 5: Heat and Radiation Claims of the Apollo Moon Hoax

    17/09/2011 Duración: 22min

    Two classes of claims about why Apollo astronauts never landed on the moon deal with heat and radiation. Find out why your common-Earth-sense doesn't help you on the moon, and why these claims aren't worth the energy.

  • Episode 4 (BONUS): Comet Elenin Special

    Episode 4 (BONUS): Comet Elenin Special

    10/09/2011 Duración: 26min

    For some odd reason, there are a lot of crazy claims out there about Comet Elenin. In recognition of its closest approach to the sun on September 10, this bonus episode addresses many of the common claims out there about the comet including an exposé into Richard Hoagland's magical numerology that apparently proves it's a spaceship.

  • Episode 3: Young-Earth Creationist Claims About Comets

    Episode 3: Young-Earth Creationist Claims About Comets

    06/09/2011 Duración: 24min

    A mainstay of young-Earth creationist arguments is that comets prove the solar system cannot be more than 10,000 years old. Listen in and find out why this claim ignores science.

  • Episode 2: You Cant Know the Distance, Size, and Speed of UFOs

    Episode 2: You Can't Know the Distance, Size, and Speed of UFOs

    16/08/2011 Duración: 15min

    Often you will hear "expert" witnesses proudly and with certitude declaring the distance, size, and enormous speeds of UFOs (where "UFO" despite its actual meaning is taken to be an alien craft). I discuss why this is simply not possible based on a visual observation.

  • Episode 1: Introduction and the Dark Side of the Moon Misconception

    Episode 1: Introduction and the "Dark Side" of the Moon Misconception

    01/08/2011 Duración: 12min

    In this episode, I give an overview of what the podcast is going to be like as well as my own background in astronomy and public outreach. I then briefly discussed the misconception of a "dark side" to the moon, when there really is no side of the moon in permanent shadow.

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