I don't know if Brian reads this forum, but it'd be nice if he did an episode (if he hasn't already) about the stance many 'believers' in homeopathy, ghosts, psychics, aliens and whatnot have that skeptics don't have the right to speak out against these beliefs. Essentially, he could go through the classic excuses (see also Greta Christina's beautiful compilation
*), such as:
- What's the harm in letting people have their beliefs?
- Scientists don't know anything/are afraid of challenging scientific dogma/are in the pockets of big corporations.
- You can't prove that you're right, so why not live and let live.
- Skeptics are close-minded (not that he hasn't done a splendid eye-opening piece on this already).
I think this is a good idea for an episode as it would give people inspiration for replies to the statements listed above.
*Possible NSFW, due to her inclination that atheism and lesbian sex would make a beautiful combination as blog subjects.