Archive for October 2016

Season 3 Episode 3 - Critically Thinking About Critical Thinking

October 27, 2016 @ 10:41 am

In this episode, Wade and Byrne talk with Ed LaGinestra who lectured post-graduate Science students in critical thinking and effective science communication. We discuss the importance of being sceptical and how we can instil critical thinking skills in our children to help ensure the next generations aren't idiots.

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Season 3 Episode 2 - Marrying Science and Scepticism with Thoughtscapism as the Celebrant

October 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am

In this episode Wade and Byrne talk to Iida from Thoughtscapism and she tells us about her research into the worries of Glyphosate (aka RoundUp). She also discusses how critical thinking and healthy scepticism can help you understand the Science behind the sensational headlines.

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Season 3 Episode 1 - Sci-gasm, Skepticism and the Credible Hulk!!

October 13, 2016 @ 10:23 am

Sci-gasm seeks some credibility this season by interviewing the people on the front line of research and science communication. We kick it off with a trilogy of episodes on critical thinking and scientific literacy, and in our first instalment, Wade and Byrne get to interview the Credible Hulk where we discuss healthy scepticism and watching out for BS.

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Season 2 Episode 11 - We are the 1%: Mass Extinctions Through the Ages

October 5, 2016 @ 6:09 am

99% of life that has existed on Earth is now extinct. Byrne takes you on a journey through the times when most organisms checked out of the evolutionary arms race. We also talk about lionesses with manly manes and mannerisms.

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