The Skeptic Zone #722 - 7.August.2022

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By Richard Saunders. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:30 Ben Radford America the Fearful National panics about crime, immigrants, police, and societal degradation have been pervasive in the United States of the 21st century. Many of these fears begin as mere phantom fears, but are systematically amplified by social media, news media, bad actors and even well-intentioned activists. There are numerous challenges facing the U.S., but Americans must sort through which fears are legitimate threats and which are amplified exaggerations. This book examines the role of fear in national panics and addresses why many Americans believe the country is in horrible shape and will continue to deteriorate (despite contradictory evidence). https://www.amazon.com/America-Fearful-Marketing-National-Panics/dp/1476687722 0:25:25 The Book of Tim. With Tim Mendham Never Ending Story By Anthony Garrett - Part 2 A report on the never ending search for perpetual motion and free energy. A reading from The Skeptic, Vol. 36 No. 3 http://www.skeptics.com.au 0:39:42 Jim Wilshire - Skeptical Poem Mostly Ghostly 0:42:24 A Dive into a Trove A wander through the decades of digitised Australian newspapers on a search for references to the day the city of Adelaide was not destroyed in 1976. http://www.trove.nla.gov.au
  • 1976, 1st January - The Canberra Times
  • 1976, 12th January - The Canberra Times
  • 1976, 14th January - Papua New Guinea Post Courier
  • 1976, 15th January - The Canberra Times
  • 1976, 17th November - The Canberra Times
  • 1976, 20th November - The Canberra Times
Also Tests of the paranormal by Australian Skeptics over the decades https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsudGI1mVCMPpxJt0PP8ZQ2ouzO8uCejx

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