Undercover Sceptic

Hi and a very warm welcome to The Undercover Sceptic Forum, I created this forum for like minded people to come and share their thoughts on sceptical subjects so please donate your wisdom freely for the furtherance of rational thought, Thankyou.
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Hardcore Histtory.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Jamie Clubb
Snr Member
avatar

Male Number of posts : 296
Age : 41
Job/hobbies : Coach/Writer
Humor : Groucho Marx, Tony Hancock, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly, Paul Merton, Ricky Gervais
Registration date : 2008-06-20

PostSubject: Hardcore Histtory.   Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:27 pm

This is not scepticism, just good historical information.

I just posted this up at the Bohemian Cafe.

One podcast on Hitler and another on the Great Depression. That's gotta be of interest to you, Den:

http://www.bohemiancafe.co.uk/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001063;p=1#000000
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.clubbchimera.com
undercover sceptic
Admin
avatar

Male Number of posts : 520
Age : 44
Location : N.E. England
Job/hobbies : reading popular science, research.
Humor : Dry
Registration date : 2008-06-18

PostSubject: Re: Hardcore Histtory.   Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:15 pm

Thanks Jamie,

you're a star Very Happy

Thanks for the cracking links you provide really helps me out,

as for great depression just bought a book about that by Amity shlaes, hopefully not a pseudohistorian Embarassed

Cheers,

Den.

_________________
Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism - and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency.
Stephen J Gould

MY BLOG PAGE
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jamie Clubb
Snr Member
avatar

Male Number of posts : 296
Age : 41
Job/hobbies : Coach/Writer
Humor : Groucho Marx, Tony Hancock, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly, Paul Merton, Ricky Gervais
Registration date : 2008-06-20

PostSubject: Re: Hardcore Histtory.   Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:51 pm

Hi Den,

On the subhect of pseudohistory, this link might also interest you. It is one of Carlin's older podcasts and therefore you will have to buy it, but it only works out at about 1.

"The X-History Files"

http://dancarlin.com/dcosc/product_info.php?products_id=34

The podcast received mixed responses from historians and fans alike. Historyzine podcast, like many of the other academics, didn't like it (although they love the rest of his podcasts) because they didn't see the importance of addressing this issue. This is a fairly typical reaction from those who don't really see the threat of people warping history in the mainstream. They wrongfully assume that only crackpots believe in it. "Counter-Knowledge", "Voodoo Histories" and Shermer's "Denying History" show the genuine creeping threat of pseudohistory and its implications.

Here's a comparison. Creationism, which if you think about it is also a type of pseudohistory, wasn't taught in mainstream schools when I was a kid. Religion and science were happily taught seperately in my Chuch of England primary and my Quaker secondary. Now we have this battle going on, where Creationism has been allowed through the backdoor of political correctness. Scientsts see this threat to both the study of biology and geology. Pseudohistory, as explained by Damian Thompson, used to be regulated to the "Occult" or "Escoteric" sections of your local Waterstones or Ottaker's. Now it is being recommended as essential reading under the "History" section.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.clubbchimera.com
undercover sceptic
Admin
avatar

Male Number of posts : 520
Age : 44
Location : N.E. England
Job/hobbies : reading popular science, research.
Humor : Dry
Registration date : 2008-06-18

PostSubject: Re: Hardcore Histtory.   Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:47 pm

Love the podcasts up to now,

Den

_________________
Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism - and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency.
Stephen J Gould

MY BLOG PAGE
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jamie Clubb
Snr Member
avatar

Male Number of posts : 296
Age : 41
Job/hobbies : Coach/Writer
Humor : Groucho Marx, Tony Hancock, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly, Paul Merton, Ricky Gervais
Registration date : 2008-06-20

PostSubject: Re: Hardcore Histtory.   Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:08 am

"Alexander versus Hitler" is also worth buying. It's quite short, but makes an interesting comment regarding how we view atrocities over time.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.clubbchimera.com
undercover sceptic
Admin
avatar

Male Number of posts : 520
Age : 44
Location : N.E. England
Job/hobbies : reading popular science, research.
Humor : Dry
Registration date : 2008-06-18

PostSubject: Re: Hardcore Histtory.   Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:03 pm

Cheers Jamie,

probably get them all,

going to have a look at his website might subscribe to his politics podcast

Den.

_________________
Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism - and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency.
Stephen J Gould

MY BLOG PAGE
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jamie Clubb
Snr Member
avatar

Male Number of posts : 296
Age : 41
Job/hobbies : Coach/Writer
Humor : Groucho Marx, Tony Hancock, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly, Paul Merton, Ricky Gervais
Registration date : 2008-06-20

PostSubject: Re: Hardcore Histtory.   Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:43 pm

I have been tempted, but my laptop has run out of disk space despite my wonderful ipod still going strong with tons of space left. Carlin has wisely gone to pains to seperate his political stuff from his history stuff. I have done the same with my Beelzebub's Broker and my two other blogs. I haven't even linked BB to my CCMA site.

Glad you like the Hardcore History. It is great to hear someone be entertaining without falling into the pulp non-fiction or pseudohistory trap. Mind you, in his otherwise excellent pseudohistory episode he does make a little slip-up re Nostradamus that surprised me.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.clubbchimera.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Hardcore Histtory.   

Back to top Go down
 
Hardcore Histtory.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Undercover Sceptic :: General :: The Cafe-
Jump to: