dimland radio 11-2-13 show notes

Paradigm Symposium Round-up (One Day, That Is)

I spent the entire day of Sunday October 20th at the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul.  It's a very impressive building.  Shiny marble floors, high arched ceilings, tall windows.  Very nice.  And one wing of the building was set aside for four days of alternative histories, alien intervening to help early human civilizations, some ghosts, an animal psychic, crystals and lots of books for sale.  There just wasn't much science involved in the second annual Paradigm Symposium.

Man, But Can They Talk And Talk And Talk...

I only went for what was the last day of the conference.  My friend, Scott Roberts, was one of the organizers and he got me in as media, so I didn't have to pay.  There was no way I was going to pay for this.  You know it ain't exactly my bag.

The speakers that I listened to that day were LA Marzulli, Laird Scranton, PZ Myers, Thomas Fusco, and Joseph Amara.  Yes, you read that right PZ Myers was there.  And his talk was the best and the only one based on actual science.

The other talks were fine examples of confirmation bias.  The speakers had an idea of what happened in the past, say being hybridized by the Nephilim (as LA Marzulli contended) for example, and looked for those anomalies from the past that they thought were evidence for their "theorizes" (read: guesses).

And, boy could they talk.  PZ was the only speaker who understood the concept of brevity and how to stay on topic.

It was an interesting day.

Never Found In The 80s: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Tone On Tail, Peter Murphy, & Bauhaus

It was a special week on the Stuck In The 80s blog the week of Halloween.  I featured profiles of four Goth bands.  Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and their song 'Spinning Round' started the week.  The next three days featured Tones On Tail ('Go!'), Peter Murphy ('Final Solution') and, on Halloween, Bauhaus ('She's In Parties').  Oooo, it was a scary week!

Speaking Of Stuck In The 80s
It was also Halloween week that saw me guest co-hosting again on the Stuck In The 80s podcast.  Our topic was the 80s horror/comedy classic 'An American Werewolf in London'.  Check it out here.
The Greatest Moment In All Of Star Wars

The folks at the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe talked about what they thought was the greatest moment of all the Star Wars movies.  Episodes 4 - 6, of course, the prequals have no great moments.  Well, they mentioned a few good moments, but they were all wrong! Wrong!  Wrong!
The greatest moment is... You'll have to listen.
Movie Recommendation: None This Week
Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: 'Spinning Round' by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry & 'Go!' by Tones On Tail
Second ad break bumpers: 'Final Solution' by Peter Murphy & 'She's In Parties' by Bauhaus
Closing song: 'Angler's Treble Hook' by $5 Fiddle

That's it! See you next Saturday night for Dimland Radio 11 Central, midnight Eastern on www.ztalkradio.com you can also download my show from the z talk show archives page. You can email your questions and comments to drdim@dimland.com

You can also go to my CafePress store and buy stuff with my artwork on it and have me do a portrait for you if you like. Find out more here and here.

No comments:

Post a Comment