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Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #150 on: February 24, 2014, 03:51:07 PM »
pickin on ol' LMH astro.  You should be ashamed young man!!!

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #151 on: February 24, 2014, 04:16:31 PM »
I think the poll is reasonably accurate given its consistency for as long as I've been seeing its results (many, many years) and my own bias about how stupid the general population is.


Heavy sigh

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #152 on: February 24, 2014, 05:29:10 PM »
just checked this podcast out for the first time today (after seeing this thread)- really enjoyed it
Thanks!


Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2014, 11:22:59 AM »
A past recording
Of Q, A, and D because
I have been busy ;-).

Episode 102, "Q&A and D at the Launceston Skeptics in the Pub," has been posted.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #154 on: March 03, 2014, 07:38:33 AM »
Good stuff again Stuart. Any further news on a debate with (insert pseudo scientist of choice) yet?

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« Reply #155 on: March 03, 2014, 10:28:50 AM »
Nothing until April at the earliest.

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« Reply #156 on: March 13, 2014, 12:53:56 AM »
Jupiter, gas giant:
Why do you oh-so confound
Evolution?  Hmmmm?

Episode 103, "Does Jupiter Support Young-Earth Creationism?" has been posted.

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« Reply #157 on: March 13, 2014, 09:12:16 AM »
Great episode!  Very evenhanded treatment given to that YEC goofball.  Do you find it difficult to keep the ad hominem out of your shows?  I know I couldn't do it.

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« Reply #158 on: March 13, 2014, 11:26:39 AM »
Yes, it can be difficult.  As is not ranting.

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« Reply #159 on: March 13, 2014, 12:21:00 PM »
Jupiter, gas giant:
Why do you oh-so confound
Evolution?  Hmmmm?

Episode 103, "Does Jupiter Support Young-Earth Creationism?" has been posted.
I find it really annoying when YEC's make these wild "if/then" statements to contraindicate a scientific explanation and instead steer everyone towards a "Because Bible" explanation.  I saw this in the debate between Bill Nye and Ham.  You can't have a conversation with someone whose primary supporting argument for everything is "Because Bible".

Personally I find it very worrying that so many people put so much blind faith in a book that was written at a time when people would routinely drink wine because the water supply was too dangerous.

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« Reply #160 on: March 13, 2014, 12:33:31 PM »
Personally I find it very worrying that so many people put so much blind faith in a book that was written at a time when people would routinely drink wine because the water supply was too dangerous.
Agreed.

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« Reply #161 on: March 13, 2014, 10:03:14 PM »
I've been listening to a bunch of your archived shows the past few days. A marathon of pseudo!
I really enjoy your podcast and blog!! I always learn something new.

In my opinion your indepth analysis of the RCH & Bara  Ziggurat moon image and the follow up conversations on your blog was epic!! 

I have to hand it to you Stewart, you certainly have a lot of class when dealing with these people. They become so defensive!
They must know their data can not stand up to the test of independent scientific scrutiny, or do they? They are forced to defend their position with debate tactics and personal attacks. It certainly doesn't give them much credibility in my opinion.

Did you ever get a follow up call from Jorch's producers about debating Bara or RCH on C2C?
My apologise if you have already answered this somewhere.

If Art ever comes back to broadcasting, you should consider contacting him.
 I think he would be more inclined to have you on as a skeptic/debunker. Maybe not with RCH because they're buddies, but perhaps you could debunk another pseudo huckster. There certainly isn't a shortage.

Keep up the good work!

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #162 on: March 15, 2014, 12:22:52 AM »
Jupiter, gas giant:
Why do you oh-so confound
Evolution?  Hmmmm?

Episode 103, "Does Jupiter Support Young-Earth Creationism?" has been posted.
Good show as usual man!

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #163 on: March 16, 2014, 08:00:31 PM »
Thanks guys.

Eddie - I wish other people realized what you do regarding their debate tactics.  If I'm ever on, I'm debating whether to bring that up at all, but I probably won't unless they do first.  The last follow-up was in February, when I again offered to meet with George when he's in town filming his TV thing (I used to live in Boulder, though I'm now a ~40-min drive away).  He said yes, but when I said I was free any time in March EXCEPT March 16 (today) because I'm headed to a conference in Texas tomorrow, he said that it would have to be April.  So, the e-mail is still saved, and I will be following up, again, when I get back next weekend.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #164 on: March 21, 2014, 05:13:29 PM »

But can we trust you when you don't even have a Youtube video titled

"PseudoAstronomy FULLY REVEALED!!"

 ;)

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #165 on: March 22, 2014, 11:27:47 PM »
Pyramids on Mars
Could be made by aliens
Or, just by nature.

Episode 104, "Pyramids on Mars," has been posted.

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« Reply #166 on: March 25, 2014, 06:51:16 PM »
Thanks guys.

Eddie - I wish other people realized what you do regarding their debate tactics.  If I'm ever on, I'm debating whether to bring that up at all, but I probably won't unless they do first.  The last follow-up was in February, when I again offered to meet with George when he's in town filming his TV thing (I used to live in Boulder, though I'm now a ~40-min drive away).  He said yes, but when I said I was free any time in March EXCEPT March 16 (today) because I'm headed to a conference in Texas tomorrow, he said that it would have to be April.  So, the e-mail is still saved, and I will be following up, again, when I get back next weekend.
If there is anything you want us to do let us know.  I just mean simple e-mails explaining how we heard you may be on sometime soon and are anticipating your appearance.  Can't hurt right? But since you seem to have direct contact with them and they are interested I guess we can also just play the waiting game. 

Can I make a boxing style poster for it when it finally goes down???... or not.... ? I'll probly make one anyway.  just been busy.  I can hear the monster truck announcer's voice now!!

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« Reply #167 on: March 25, 2014, 07:11:31 PM »
I don't think a quick e-mail to someone at C2C asking about it IF you wanted to would hurt (like, "hey, whatever happened to that offer you made when Mike Bara said some very disparaging things on-air about Stuart Robbins?").  I don't want them to get ticked about it, or for it to seem like I asked a bunch of people to ask them to have me, but if YOU are interested in me being on, I see no reason not to make that known to the C2C folks.

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« Reply #168 on: April 02, 2014, 09:34:59 AM »
Astroguy, when you return could you tell me if you got a satisfactory range of elusidating answers to the thread you created on gun proliferation (in the Politics forum). It was the catalyst for over 18 pages of responses. Your query was completely neutral so I assume you were simply curious about peoples' position and reasoning. Almost as if it was a scientific inquiry/study.

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« Reply #169 on: April 02, 2014, 11:44:05 AM »
I'll get back to you on that.  I didn't realize it had grown so large .... apparently my e-mail filtered out a notification that there were new responses.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #170 on: April 02, 2014, 11:45:19 AM »
Could the Moon have formed
By budding off a young Earth?
Or, does that not work?

Episode 105, "A Fission Origin for the Moon, Part 1," has been posted.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #171 on: April 03, 2014, 12:55:42 PM »
As I gradually learned about tentative theories about the monn (and the solar system itself) I found it downright alarming how fragile and tenuous the balance is between planetary bodies. And how a relatively minor event could cause a domino effect sending planets crashing into each other.

(PS, apologies for my egregious typo in my previous post. It wasn't so elucidating.)

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #172 on: April 11, 2014, 10:34:43 PM »
Tarbaby - Hopefully this will be addressed when I can finally get Hal Levison on.

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« Reply #173 on: April 11, 2014, 11:20:33 PM »
Could planets have formed
By budding off a young Sun?
Or, does that not work?

Episode 106, "A Fission Origin for the Planets, Part 2," has been posted.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #174 on: April 11, 2014, 11:46:21 PM »
Could planets have formed
By budding off a young Sun?
Or, does that not work?

Episode 106, "A Fission Origin for the Planets, Part 2," has been posted.

FYI,  episode 106 downloads as last weeks show, episode 105.
I think NASA is involved. Someone there is obviously trying to silence you. ;)

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« Reply #175 on: April 12, 2014, 12:18:20 AM »
FYI,  episode 106 downloads as last weeks show, episode 105.
I think NASA is involved. Someone there is obviously trying to silence you. ;)
RSS feed was correct, link on website is now fixed.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #176 on: April 12, 2014, 02:57:41 AM »
Jupiter, gas giant:
Why do you oh-so confound
Evolution?  Hmmmm?

Episode 103, "Does Jupiter Support Young-Earth Creationism?" has been posted.

Very nice podcast! I've been catching up and this one especially caught my interest. It drives me wild when YEC's misuse scientific findings and deliberately muddy scientific data to promote their dubious, creationist claims. The only antidote is an informed public, because these people are driven out of a weird combination of evangelism and a fear that they may ultimately be wrong which makes them desperate. If they'd be quietly desperate, no problem, but inserting this nonsense into the school curriculum is frightening.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #177 on: April 12, 2014, 11:21:40 AM »
I do sometimes wonder what YECs panic about in back rooms, whether they admit to each other that their ideas are DOOOOOOOOOMED.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #178 on: April 13, 2014, 06:51:56 AM »
I do sometimes wonder what YECs panic about in back rooms, whether they admit to each other that their ideas are DOOOOOOOOOMED.

They start snickering about some new piece of bullshit, like huge meteors of ice caused the ice age.

Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« Reply #179 on: April 22, 2014, 01:37:15 AM »
Gravitational
Force, lunar holograms, and
Rainbows. Yay clip shows!

Episode 107, "Clip Show #2," has been posted.