Episode 172 – Assisted Suicide, Atheists and Gelato, Man appeals to the paranormal in court and we are joined with Derek Humphrey to talk about the right to die

Episode #172 – Derek Humphry

PZ Myers

PZ Myers

In our “free talk” hour, we touched on a recent incident involving atheists and ice cream (okay, gelato..) that happened at Skepticon when a gelato shop owner briefly barred Skepticon attendees from his store because of some anti-Christian behavior he witnessed.  We also talked about a news story involving a convicted felon trying use a “paranormal defense” tactic.  And, of course, we discussed our beliefs on assisted suicide, and played some videos from Youtube depicting the procedure.   Listen here:  http://www.strangefrequenciesradio.net/Shows/sfr_show172_hour1.mp3

In the 2nd hour, we were proud to welcome Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock



Society and author of the best-selling book “Final Exit” about physician assisted suicide.  Mr. Humphry talked about helping his first wife, Jean, end her own life when she was suffering with cancer, how he has advocated for this right over the more than 30 years since, and how he has helped change laws in order to allow people to have this choice.  We also got into his philosophical disagreements with Kevorkian, and his responses to some of the most common arguments against assisted suicide.  This was a very powerful interview.  Listen here:  http://www.strangefrequenciesradio.net/Shows/sfr_show172_hour2.mp3


About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic

Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at www.porkrhine.com At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.
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