–We begin the show with a short tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away recently at the age of 83.
–Last week’s Oscars was perhaps the most politically charged in its history, and many were upset that the ceremony wasn’t focused on the films. But this isn’t really new. The Oscars have long prompted political statements, both from its winner, and directly from the films themselves.
–The color of a dress sent the online world into a tizzy, with friends and family arguing over the right answer. The website Practical Skepticism warns us to ‘Beware of Those Who Say They “Know” What They Saw.‘
–Recommendations: Jason is reading an interesting book about violent faith called, “Under the Banner of Heaven,” by Jon Krakauer.
–Climate change denier James Inhofe seems to think that bringing a snowball onto the floor of the Senate has debunked climate science.
–The US Federal Trade Commission laid the smack down on two deceptive products recently; one a mobile app which was claimed to detect melanoma, and the other wristbands said to ward off mosquitos.
–Our pals Kenny Biddle and Mitch Silverstein publish the results of their Ghost Box experiment which show, once more, that the results people get are highly subjective, and shouldn’t be used as evidence of the paranormal.
–What is the responsibility of a journalist or travel writer when discussing a paranormal legend?
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