ORLY-EP0126A - Gypsy Cops, Snowden, & Climate Change Finds Ship
Welcome to ORLYRADIO #126A recorded Friday September 16th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspect(s), Daniel Atherton.
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NASA analysis finds August 2016 another record month http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2490/nasa-analysis-finds-august-2016-another-record-month/
New evidence is forcing scientists to reconsider how the Moon was formed http://www.sciencealert.com/new-evidence-is-forcing-scientists-to-reconsider-how-the-moon-was-formed
Employer of Pulse nightclub killer fined $151,400 for false psychological forms http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/fl-orlando-shooting-fine-20160909-story.html
House Intel Panel: Edward Snowden 'Was No Whistleblower' as they published the summary findings of a two-year investigation. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/15/494157921/house-intel-panel-edward-snowden-was-no-whistleblower
Cast-Out Police Officers Are Often Hired in Other Cities - The ‘Gypsy’ Cop Shuffle http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/us/whereabouts-of-cast-out-police-officers-other-cities-often-hire-them.html
This Week in History:
Second Vessel From Doomed Franklin Expedition Found In The Arctic http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/12/493676137/second-vessel-from-doomed-franklin-expedition-found-in-the-arctic
American Playwright Passes http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/17/arts/edward-albee-playwright-of-a-desperate-generation-dies-at-88.html
Anniversary of Vote to Allow Women Ministers in the Episcopal Church http://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/ordination-women http://arc.episcopalchurch.org/women/two/chronology.htm
-BREAK- Logical Fallacy
Changing the Subject: Anonymous Authorities
The authority in question is not named. This is a type of appeal to authority because when an authority is not named it is impossible to confirm that the authority is an expert. However the fallacy is so common it deserves special mention.
A variation on this fallacy is the appeal to rumour. Because the source of a rumour is typically not known, it is not possible to determine whether to believe the rumour. Very often false and harmful rumours are deliberately started in order to discredit an opponent.
A government official said today that the new gun law will be proposed tomorrow.
Experts agree that the best way to prevent nuclear war is to prepare for it.
It is held that there are more than two million needless operations conducted every year.
Rumour has it that the Prime Minister will declare another holiday in October.
Argue that because we don't know the source of the information we have no way to evaluate the reliability of the information.