Episode 202 - Faith-Based Pseudoscience, Part I
April 07, 2014
Part One of a two-part panel discussion on faith-based pseudoscience.
On May 17th through 19th, 2013, the Center for Inquiry presented its second annual Women in Secularism conference in Washington, D. C.
Around the world, the forces of religion and superstition are working to contain and even reverse the progress made in the cause of women’s basic human rights. Within the freethought movement, nonbelievers and skeptics are passionately debating the role of social justice, particularly in regard to gender equality and incidences of hostility toward women. Which is the best path forward? Over the next fourteen episodes of CenterStage, we’ll present the discussion.
This week, we present Part One of the panel discussion on “Faith-Based PseudoScience.” The session was moderated by Desiree Schell, a professional activist and organizer, and host of the syndicated lived radio show and podcast Skeptically Speaking. Participants included Sarah Moglia, Campus Organizing Communication Specialist for the Secular Student Alliance; Carrie Poppy, an animal rights activist and co-host of the science and faith investigations podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie; Amy Davis Roth, multimedia artist and longtime contributor to the blog Skepchick; and Rebecca Watson, founder of Skepchick and co-host of the podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.
The conference was chaired by CenterStage co-host Lauren Becker.