Ogopogo Lake Monster Goes Missing

July 27, 2010

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Arguing with a woo-woo can be an annoying experience.  No matter how much evidence one brings to bear, true-believers will always be prepared with a ready-but-specious response -- which is why satire is often a much more powerful criticism than the most cogent argument. 

A recent episode of the CBC program This Is That provides welcome comic relief for frustrated skeptics.   Listen as host Peter Oldring interviews "Dr. George Herring" about the search for the Ogopogo, the mythical monster thought to live in British Columbia's Okanagan Lake.  In case it isn't clear, This Is That is a fake news program.  Its motto reads, "We don't just talk about the issues.  We fabricate them."