Episode 6: The Gentleman Physicist.

Welcome to Episode 6.

Jon is a physicist and YouTube vlogger whose videos focus on making the weird, wonderful and often counter-intuitive aspects of physics and how it applies to the world we live in more accessible and fun.

News:
First potentially habitable Earth-sized planet confirmed by Gemini: and Keck observatories.

Nonsense:
Why Physicists Are In A Film Promoting An Earth-Centered Universe.

The Solar System videos mentioned:
Painted Stone: Asteroids in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates

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Jon’s Channel
Jon’s WordPress
Jon’s Facebook

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In a Heartbeat, Cut and RunShiny TechVirtutes Instrumenti, Electrodoodle.
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Episode 5: Myles Power & GMOs

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Myles is a scientist and YouTube vlogger whose videos focus on having fun with science as well as debunking popular myths and conspiracy theories. Now that he has finally fended off a band of litigious HIV conspiracy theorists and gotten a decent internet connection he came on the show to discuss why GMOs aren’t evil, why Prometheus sucked and how no-one ever gets DNA right on screen.

News:
Bacterial reporters that get the scoop

Nonsense:

FDA considers approval of genetically modified babies
​GMOs could cause ‘irreversible termination of life’ on Earth

The ridiculous and unethical anti-GMO papers we discussed:
The Séralini Affair
Australian pig feed study

​Follow Myles and his work:
Myles’ Channel
Myles’ Facebook Page
His Podcast with James Gurney

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Music used:
In a Heartbeat, Cut and RunShiny TechVirtutes Instrumenti, Electrodoodle.
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Episode 4: Myles Power Vs Censorship (and GMOs)

Welcome to Episode 4. myles


Myles is a scientist and YouTube vlogger whose videos focus on having fun with science and debunking popular myths and conspiracy theories. I had hoped to have him on to discuss the science behind and public opinion of genetically modified organisms but unfortunately the gods of the internet were against us. Between moving home, spotty internet access, mutant monkeys and a series of spurious copyright claims which threatened his channel there was simply no opportunity to record a full episode.

Instead, Myles took time to record a message for you all, answering your questions and telling us about the failed attempts of HIV denialists to have his series debunking their crockumentary, House of Numbers, removed from YouTube. This series has now been restored to YouTube and I recommend you take the time to go to his channel and enjoy what the people behind House of Numbers tried, and failed, to make disappear.

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Myles’ Channel
Myles’ Facebook Page
His Podcast with James Gurney

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Music used:

In a Heartbeat“, “Cut and Run“.

All music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 3: Sally Le Page on the Science of the Sexes and Sexism in Science.

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Sally is a PhD student in Oxford studying evolution and mate selection. On the show we discussed the scientific study of the sexes and the unfortunate sexism and biases which can occur in the scientific community.

News and Nonsense Stories:
​Sexism In Science? UK Study Finds Women Scientists Get Fewer Grants, Less Funding Than Male Counterparts
Sex and the brain: The trouble with “hard-wiring”

DN Lee’s response to Ofek’s slur.
Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here’s why it matters.

HPV Vaccine Less Likely To Help Black Women Because Clinical Trials Were Mostly White

Stay up-to-date with Sally and her work.
​Sally’s Channel.
Sally’s Website.
Shed Science on Facebook.

Female pioneers in STEM.
Aprille Ericsson was the first female (and the first African-American female) to receive a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.
Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and computer programmer.
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958)[1] was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer.
Irène Joliot-Curie with her husband, Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist.
​Chien-Shiung Wu (May 31, 1912 – February 16, 1997) was a Chinese American physicist with expertise in the techniques of experimental physics and radioactivity.
Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992), was an American scientist and one of the world’s most distinguished cytogeneticists.
Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut.
Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral.
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) – First professional woman astronomer in US.

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Music used:

In a Heartbeat“, “Cut and Run“, “Scheming Weasel (faster version)“, “Itty Bitty 8-bit“.

All music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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Episode 1: Aron Ra.

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Welcome to Episode 1.

Aron Ra came on the show to talk about his part in the campaign to keep Texan text books and public institutions free of ideologically motivated pseudoscience. We talked about creationism on the school board, Armageddonists deciding environmental policies, Rick Perry’s record as governor and the challenge of living in a state where science is mistrusted and unfounded faith is a virtue.

There are some minor audio issues on my end, the microphone I bought was not fit for purpose and I’m back to looking for a new one.

News and Nonsense Stories:
Party conference: Teach creationism in science class – 40% of DUP
City seeks to jump-start stalled Ark Encounter park with $62 million ‘junk’ bond offering

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Aron’s Channel
The Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism Series
Aron’s site

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