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The Monitor ep. 7 - Sin, Hobbits, Drugs on Tap [Video]

What's in a name (why we aren't changing ours), hobbit or human, the Vatican's seven social sins, and drugs in our water, should we be worried?

This week's The Monitor: What's in a name (why we aren't changing ours), hobbit or human, the Vatican's seven social sins, and drugs in our water, should we be worried?

 

 Created, written & designed by John Pavlus / Screencasts produced by Smashcut Media / Music by Jeff Alvarez

Episode 1: Facebook Sociology and Dog Bark Translations (1/24/2008)
Episode 2: Free Will, Death, Brains (2/6/2008)
Episode 3: Malaria, Physicists, Video Game Science, Cousin Love (2/13/2008)
Episode 4: Dinosaurs, Hot or Not Psychology, Ocean Temperatures and Virtual Surgery (2/19/2008)
Episode 5: Digg makes you Dumb and an AAAS Roundup (2/26/08)
Episode 6: The Killing Episode (3/4/2008)

Check out more episodes of The Monitor. Subscribe to this video podcast via iTunes or RSS

Special thanks to everyone who wrote in to suggest a new name. Here are all the submissions we received:

 

SciCast
SCIENCEinformal
ScienceTube
Screened Science
The Spectronalizer
The Proton Pack
Red 5
Baby Vegas
horsehockey
aha!
guesswhat
did'y'ever
what'sup
things to come
elgooG
ScienceSoup.com
Smartasscience
Science Express!!!!
SciMon (pronounced Simon)
The Bitchin' Science Monitor -   Your motto could be: *"Whoa!  Dude!"*
The Scope
Panopticon
Omnilingual
This Just In
Across the Spectrum
sci.am.vid
sci.am.cam
A Rational Explanation (as in, "There must be..")
Sci-cast
Visual SciAm
Sci.Am Extra!
Sci.Am View
The Computer Screen
Did You Know...
Didn't You Hear...
InfoNow
InfoSpot
InfoCourier
InfoPeople
TechnoWatch
dot science
I D
ScienceJump
The Jump
ScienceScrum
SciAmScrum
The Scrum
ScienceScape
ScienceScene
SciAmScene
SciAmScape
SciAmScan
ScienceScan
SciAmJump
SciAm Weekly Roundup
SciByte (pun intended)
SciCast
SciAm Vidcast
The Roundup
Science Roundup
The Consensus
The Wiretap
Sciam Report
Sciam Video Roundup
Sciam Highlights
Secular Science Monitor
SciAm Video Update (SVU?)
Video 60 second science
The SciAm Screen
Screening Science
Screened
Nerd News
Brain Hive
D.I.S.=Dah Internet Slaughterhouse
Quark Dive
Science Quarks
Science Dive
"Cram information into your head."
"The Newsreel."
"Flashing Images."
ADD Science
Vital Science
QuickScience
Porn (okay not porn, just science, but worth watching)
The Cake is a lie, but the science is good
Scrumptious Science Scoop
"billy bob science"
"Think Tank"
"Think Time"
"Think Cast."
"Insert Brain Here"
or for a Japanese twist "Happy Super Smarty brainy fun time GO!"
BrainStorm
In Formation
Matter of Fact
Science Survival Guide
Mind Candy
eXtra Credit
Smartland
Al Chemist
Mind Walk
The Brainy Bunch Show
Pronto
Life in an egg shell
Recent individual tech news
Gimme Moore
SciAm Abstract
bits & bytes
SciOn
SciVi
Science Snapshots
Science Snippets
Sceducation (al?)
Sciamica
Pulse of the Mind
Exotic Particle
Synopticom
Rotinom and shadow it off to the right side as Monitor
SciAm.Videoblog
The BackSeat
SciNews
SciPixel
SciVid
SciTrek
SciBytes
SciNet
Strings
Metrics
Nano
Quanta
Qubit
The INTERNUT Monitor
ScienceCapsule
SciAm I am
The Golden Lasso of Proof
SciYum
News For People With Brains
SciAm Brain Candy
Short Attention Span Science (SASS)
SCHOOGLE SCIENCE
cool quick science
Science On Demand
Brainwaves SA
Brainstorms SA
Revelations SA
Sagacity SA
Revealing Espials (the Tabloid sounding name :)
SA Spottings
Disclosures AmSci
SA: Spottings
Science Fix
Brain Busters
AMScientific Savvies
Newsology
the Newsologist
SciAm Tech Comamnd
SciAm RapidSci
SciAm QuickSci
SciAm Lowdown
The Science Seismograph
The Science Observatory
Sourcery
Wh?
Blinx
SciView
Science Glimpse
Science News Roundup
Slice of Science
Resonance Reactions
Information Mine
This Week’s Reactions
Science Reactions
The Sciencecast
High-Speed Science
Weekly Science Roundup
180-second Science
News You can Use
Sci-Log
Sci-Bites
Sci-Eye
Sci-Spy
Sci-Scope
Sci-Ometer
Sci-Low (Science Lowdown)
Sci-Out
SCiked
SCNews
SCNow
SCite
Wi-Sci
Wi-Am
The Scope
The Lense
The Blip
The Feed
The Byte
Frameshift
The Artificial Intelligencer
Test Pattern
I.Q. Test
Vid Q
Speed of Science (Science Speed)
The Scizzler (get it?)
Vid-alin (rhymes with Ritalin)
Science Crank
Chev Chelios Weekly
"Beijing Cocktail" or "The Chinese Shit"
Einstein's Wang (Einstein's Philandering Wang?)
Vlogging Molly
Motion Quotient
Sci-Non-Fi with John A. Pavlus
The Axolotl
(The) Aperture
Sci Advisor
Multiballular Action
Videology
Sci-Ops
Poly Sci
Sci Of The Times (Sci Times)
Sci-pothesis
The Cantankerous Captain Aptos' Broadside Scientifical Review
NRP
SciAmNRP
(SciAm News Roundup)
SANR Scientific American News Roundup
The saner views on science news
Vonrev Video online news review
GUPPY
Sci-the-week-ence
Enlightenup
Inlightning
TalkScience.com
Snews
ScienceNewsCondensed
the edit :: a desktop science journal in 60 sec
science surfing
the science browse
science now
what now? :: science news from yesterday's tomorrow
Scienterrific American
Scienteractive
Science on the Screen
A Screenful of Science
SciTube
Science in a Flash
SciNews Roundup
SNews: snarky science news
SciBytes
Meta Physics Journal
SARcast: Scientific American Review podcast
SNORTcast: Scientific National Obsession Raconteur Television
SWEETcast: Scientific Weekly Earth-wide Eclogue* Television
Answers
Mental Twinges
“The Komodo”
Ganglia Signs
In Sight
Fast and Hard But Not About Sex (except when it is)
Brain Drain
SciAm Says
Show and Tell
Welcome the Robot Overlords
Catch the Singularity
Hot Nerds! (with special thanks to Tina Fey)
Safety Goggles are Sexy
brain viagra.
The Sci-Fly
Mobius Disclosure
Gigg
Science Speak
New News
Surfing Science
Scientific World
Scientific Planet
random stuff you NEED to know.
The Merrimack
Sci-Am Transcription Toolbox
The Awakening
 Arise
Quivering Mouse
The Live Core
The Core Analysis
The Science Port
The Science Plugin
POWER Science Update!
SUFTASI    (Science updates for the attention span impaired)
SUFTASIWWAYG (Science updates for the attention span impaired …wait, where are you going?)
Science and Technology: Fast Update Video (STFU Video)
XXX HOT REDHEAD science videos
Speed Science (or Science on Speed).
Sciencetra
Science Scan
SciScan
SciScreen
Sciam Weekly
Mindfield
FACT FINDER
SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT
NEWS BYTES
SCIENTIFIC E-MERICAN
STREET SCIENCE
THE PSEUDOGENIUS BAR
THE MEDIUM
PIXELATED AMERICAN
The Mirror
Mysterious Eye
Science Survey
SciAmp
Preciscience
Up your science
Science Splat
SciAm101
Science Points
Sci-Fa
Sciber Vision
Yescience
[Science] Posthaste
Semi-Serious Science
VScience
SciWeek
SciView
SciReview
End of Age
SciBorg
iThinkThere4SciAm
SciSpot
SNN - SciAm News Network
Now You Know Science
Chrysalis
WooHoo
SciAmO2
SciOps
SCAMNEWS
SciFu
VodScience
SciVod
free sci-pod chuckle-news
smirks at science
Sci-pod smirks
Sci-pod smirks by jerks
Sci-pod jerks
Sci-pod squad
Sci-pod vid-quid
Sci-pod witty-vitty
Sci-pod smirks and quirks
Sci-pod news
Sci-pod news week
Sci-pod news weak
Sci-pod  snews
Sci-pod sci-snack
Scientia
Synopsis
Scienopsis
Sciamopsis
Sciopsis
Rundown
Science for a/the Moment
Long Story Short
Science in Sum
Science Watch
Sci Watch
Knowledge Nutshell
What We Think We Know This Week
SciPulse
How about science blog spelled backwards: golb ecneics
The Source
Informant
The Fountainhead
The SciAm "PANORAMICA"
pondering reality
Sci-Hi
Sci-hello or SciNews-hello
The Well

 

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