TRC #602: Life On Venus? + David Bowie Art Hoax? + Book Reviews: Evolution, Oculus, and Google

Adam looks behind the latest headlines that suggest we may have discovered life on the planet Venus. Cristina takes us down a fun rabbit hole when she explores how David Bowie pulled off one of the biggest art hoaxes in history. Finally, Darren crushes three book reviews spanning wildly different, equally fascinating topics: ‘From Darwin to Derrida’, ‘The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality’, and ‘Life After Google’.

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Life On Venus?

Life on Venus? Astronomers See a Signal in Its Clouds – The New York Times

SO, ASTRONOMERS *MAY* HAVE FOUND EVIDENCE OF LIFE ON VENUS – Bad Astronomy

Phosphine on Venus Cannot be Explained by Conventional Processes

Life on Venus – Wikipedia

Phosphine – Wikipedia

Holmesian fallacy – Rational Wiki

Did David Bowie Mastermind An Art Hoax? 

Salon: Never Forget David Bowie Masterminded The Biggest Art Hoax In History

The Guardian: William Boyd: how David Bowie and I hoaxed the art world

Independent: David Bowie: How I exposed the pop star’s fake artist

The Guardian: William Boyd: how David Bowie and I hoaxed the art world

Independent: David Bowie: How I exposed the pop star’s fake artist

Salon: Never Forget David Bowie Masterminded The Biggest Art Hoax In History

Book Reviews: Evolution, Oculus, and Google

MIT Press

Real Clear Markets – Life After Google Review 

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2 Responses to TRC #602: Life On Venus? + David Bowie Art Hoax? + Book Reviews: Evolution, Oculus, and Google

  1. Rich W. says:

    So… How many weeks until you do a segment about how the David Bowie hoax story is, itself, actualy a hoax? 😉

    Anyway, lovely show as always. I hope you’re all still well and that your world is getting a bit more sane every day. (Not for me though: I’m in the U.S. *le sigh*) Take care.

  2. Rich W. says:

    So… How many weeks until you do a segment about how the David Bowie hoax story is, itself, actualy a hoax? 😉

    Anyway, lovely show as always. I hope you’re all still well and that your world is getting a bit more sane every day. (Not for me though: I’m in the U.S. *le sigh*) Take care.

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