Sanal Edemaruku: Paying the price for skeptical activism
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
6M ago
This time, I'm interviewing Sanal Edamaruku, one of the big guys in the Indian rationalist movement. He is the founder and president of Rationalists International and President of the Indian Rationalist Association. He has done so much over the years to fight for scientific temper and rationality in India. In fact, Sanal had to leave India when a group of Christians in India started threatening him when he debunked their claim that their statue of Jesus was weeping. It turned out that the weeping Jesus was not a miracle. In fact, the truth of what was seeping out of the statue is a lot more…tr ..read more
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The Poison On Your Plate! Unbelievable Food Facts with Krish Ashok!
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
11M ago
Krish Ashok has dedicated a lot of his spare time to understanding the science behind the foods we eat, in general as humans, and specifically as Indians. In this interview, he shares mind-blowing facts and busts many myths and pseudoscientific ideas that we all have encountered about the food we eat. This has been one of the most fascinating conversations I've had to date. If you are a foodie, this episode is a must Krish on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_masalalab Krish on Twitter: https://twitter.com/krishashok Masala Lab by Krish Ashok: https://amzn.to/41lRWO3 Krish's Music Soundclo ..read more
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How Seth Andrews Went From Believing in God to Hosting The Thinking Atheist
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
1y ago
Now, I started my journey into atheism back around 2010. When I first started identifying as an atheist, the first podcast I started listening to was The Thinking Atheist created by Seth Andrews. His soothing voice, friendly demeanor and down-to-earth, humanistic values made me connect with him instantly. He would speak openly about his perspectives, his arguments and the challenges he faced every week with his friends, family and more. If you haven't heard of him before, Seth is an impressive thinker and this video is a great opportunity to learn more about his journey towards atheism. Seth's ..read more
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Doubting your religion? This organisation can help you! | Rationable Interview with Rob Palmer
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
1y ago
Rob Palmer, Columnist and Skeptical Activist, joins us again on behalf of Recovering from Religion, or RFR for short. RFR helps those doubting their religious beliefs to come to terms with it and take action to maintain their social, mental and physical well-being. They have hotlines and online chats where their volunteers speak to callers who are doubting their faith and answer the many questions such a person would have. If you are having doubts about your religion, or are seeking a psychotherapist who is secular, you MUST watch this video, and refer to the links below: Links and References ..read more
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Is Astrology Real or Fake? Susan Gerbic and Mark Edward expose the tricks used by Astrologers and Psychics
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
1y ago
Have you ever had your palm read? Have you had a psychic reading? How accurate was it? And are you wondering if astrological or psychic readings really work? Susan Gerbic and Mark Edward are here to answer those questions. They are stalwart skeptic activists in the US, and have been doing a lot of amazing work over the years to see how psychics and astrologers work and also exposed them for taking advantage of the vulnerable and grieving. In this Rationable Interview, I talk to them about the different techniques psychics use to fool their audience and convince them (falsely) that they have su ..read more
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Why do People Believe in Pseudoscience? Interview with Science is Dope
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
1y ago
Pranav Radhakrishnan joins us on Rationable Interviews to discuss why people believe in pseudosciences like alternative medicine and gurus like Sadhguru. We also discuss his experience as a science communicator and a sceptic and his experience building his channel, @ScienceIsDope. His content is very well-researched, written and produced, and you should definitely subscribe to his channels. Affiliate links for books: How to read a Paper by Trisha Greenhalgh: https://amzn.to/3WmPeV5 Trick or Treatment by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst: https://amzn.to/3W2d9t7 The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe ..read more
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Are Psychic Predictions Accurate? After analysing 4,000+ predictions, here are the results
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
1y ago
Richard Saunders, Rob Palmer and a group of sceptic activists from all over the world analyzed over 4,000 predictions from 207 psychics over 2 decades to see how accurate they were. This was called the GAPPP. Here's my full interview with Rob Palmer from Skeptic Inquirer Magazine as we discuss the GAPPP project. The Great Australian Psychic Predictions project analysed all psychic predictions broadcast in Australia over a decade to see if they were accurate. Rob shares the project results to reveal the TRUE accuracy of psychic predictions. Find out more at: https://skepticalinquirer.org/2022/0 ..read more
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An Indian Atheist on Hinduism: Vimoh on Karma, Castes, and how to be a better atheist in India
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
1y ago
Vimoh has a podcast call in show and two youtube channels where he comments on religion, superstitions and politics twice a week. In this interview, we discuss a large range of topics including castes, karma, the right books to educate ones self on Hinduism and the right to ridicule religion. Affiliate links for the books mentioned. Please buy through these and support the channel. Thank you! Riddles in Hinduism by Dr BR Ambedkar: https://amzn.to/3hW7Fku Bhagwat Gita: https://amzn.to/3XoGHSR How to Have Impossible Conversations by Peter Baghossian and James Lindsay: https://amzn.to/3tTpoMd Who ..read more
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How Ayurveda Can Harm - Dr Abby Philips
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
3y ago
Dr Cyriac Abby Philips is a firebrand twitter sceptic who regularly shares science-based information and research regarding alternative medicine – Ayurveda in particular. He's a Hepatologist and has been studying the side effects of Ayurvedic preparations on the liver. His research and clinical cases have discovered how many Ayurvedic preparations may be harming you more than healing you! He joins us to answer some critical questions about how Ayurveda can be harmful. There are so many real side effects these real herbs can have, but they are being touted as completely side-effect free. People ..read more
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Which Covid Vaccine Should You Get? | Interview with Dr Haryax Pathak, MBBS
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by Abhijit Chanda, Abhijit
3y ago
Dr Haryax Pathak, MBBS, practising in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, has been busting myths about COVID-19, its treatments and the vaccines on Twitter. He was kind enough to join Rationable to dispel myths about the vaccines and help us understand which one to choose, what the dosage interval should be, and lots more. Here are a the updates: 1) Immunocompromised people should also get the vaccine 2) The central government has increased the period after which one should get Covishield’s second dose to 6-8 weeks 3) People over 18 will be allowed to get vaccinated from the 1st of May onwards Intro and ..read more
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