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Robert “Bob” Blaskiewicz is our guest today!

 

Episode 8

Interview with Bob Blaskiewicz

Bob is the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s “Conspiracy Guy” web columnist, a JREF Swift Blog contributor, a blogger at skepticalhumanities.com, and a regular panelist on the live weekly web show The Virtual Skeptics (Wed 8PM Eastern) and contributes a monthly essay to the Skepticality podcast. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he specializes in and teaches about World War II veterans’ writings, extraordinary/paranormal claims and conspiracy theory.

 

 

http://virtualskeptics.com/

 

Penn & Teller turned Bob onto skepticism…most likely it was this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0771272/

 

A discussion about Bob’s thesis – how thinking goes wrong in creating a memoir.

 

http://skepticalhumanities.com/

 

Memories are fallible and often more imagination than accurate memory.

 

Conspiracy theory discussion combined with memories.

Specifically: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWA_Flight_800

 

Importance of the humanities and skepticism/critical thinking.

http://www.logicalfallacies.info/

 

Paradigm symposium discussion – ancient aliens.

http://www.paradigmsymposium.com/

 

Longer discussion about the history and ongoing Burzynski Clinic issue.

http://www.burzynskiclinic.com/

Antineoplastons:  http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/antineoplaston-therapy

 

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/antineoplastons/patient/

 

And more about the patients:

http://theotherburzynskipatientgroup.wordpress.com/

Thanks again, Bob, we learned a lot and enjoyed talking to you!

 

The closing music is used with permission from:

www.symphonyofscience.com