Yardie Skeptics

Yardie Skeptics

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A lively talk show dealing with themes of skepticism, critical thinking, science, and secularism from the perspective of two Jamaican "Yardies."

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Science Education: Methods of promoting science education in the classroom and the public sphere Special guest: Dr. David Ince, renewable energy specialist; co-host Freethinking Island Tune in as we tackle the big questions each and... more

Why exactly do people think faith healing works? Are faith healers simply taking advantage of people's gullibility and exploiting them for cash? Should faith healers who mimic medical procedures be charged for fraud? What is the... more

This show is hosted by two of Jamaica's most outspoken secular humanists - Clive Forrester, linguist and professor at York University in Toronto, and Hilaire Sobers, human rights lawyer in Washington DC. We have spent copious... more

This show is hosted by two of Jamaica's most outspoken secular humanists - Clive Forrester, linguist and professor at York University in Toronto, and Hilaire Sobers, human rights lawyer in Washington DC. We have spent copious... more

You heard that right, the Yardie Skeptics are back!! Returning from a successful first season the Yardie Skeptics are finally back to launch into season 2 of the popular talk radio program probing issues of secularism, critical thinking,... more

That's a wrap! Come hang out with the Yardie Skeptics one final Sunday, November 24th at 6:30pm, as we bring a close to our inaugural season! None of us would've thought that an online radio station set up to challenge religious... more

What does Jamaica have to lose from the decriminalization of marijuana/ganga for personal use? Why does ganga continue to be vilified despite the volumes of scientific research which have demonstrated its medicinal value? Are there any... more

What's the deal with healthcare these days? Is Jamaican healthcare equipped to deal with the increasing rate of lifestyle illnesses such as diabetes and obesity caused from mimicking North American habits? Is free public healthcare a... more

One the one hand, technology seems to have a fair amount of saturation in Jamaica - most persons have access to the internet, social networking is pervasive, and an astronomical amount of pings are sent each day. So why... more

Why do we still believe in ghosts? How is it that today in the 21st century belief in a supernatural realm which runs parallel to our world still persist? Is it simply wilful ignorance, lack of education, or are we hard-wired for magical thinking? Is... more

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