Archive for the ‘Skeptics and entertainment’ Category

Cox vs. House, or merely naughty vs. complete arse   Leave a comment

Tv shows with doctors in them are pretty popular, and it’s easy to understand why. Doctors and nurses are easy to portray as heroes, everyone can relate to either being sick or knowing someone who has been sick, and the list of possible ideas for a show practically writes itself, what with all the different diseases they have to treat. Whether it’s a good or bad show, that depends, as always on the finished product. But the quality as such isn’t what I’m going to talk about today. No, it’s about the similarities and differences of two famous TV doctors, and why I think one of them has an undeserved big star amongst atheists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mythbusters and Bullshit   1 comment

There are no doubts about it, for the last decade, of the different type of  shows that has attempted to popularise skepticism, two of them have got much more attention than the rest. Mythbusters, and Penn and Teller’s Bullshit. Except that there’s really only one of them that actually is skeptical of nature, whilst the other appears to be as dogmatic as any tele-evangelist show I’ve seen. Read the rest of this entry »

On dogs and teaching people to think skeptically   Leave a comment

During slow days at work, I’ve watched what is collequially known as daytime television, although reruns of M*A*S*H and Scrubs certainly isn’t too bad in this context. And sometimes I’ve watched some videos of “The Dog Whisperer”. And you know, it’s not really that bad a show either. Read the rest of this entry »