SGU Episode 631

From SGUTranscripts
Revision as of 10:47, 20 September 2017 by Rwh86 (talk | contribs) (auto skel, show notes)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
  Emblem-pen-orange.png This episode needs: transcription, time stamps, formatting, links, 'Today I Learned' list, categories, segment redirects.
Please help out by contributing!
How to Contribute

SGU Episode 631
August 12th 2017
(brief caption for the episode icon)

SGU 630                      SGU 632

Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella

B: Bob Novella

C: Cara Santa Maria

J: Jay Novella

E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week

I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.

Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science (1966)

Download Podcast
Show Notes
Forum Discussion


You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

What's the Word ()[edit]

  • Gestalt

News Items[edit]

Wiring Taste ()[edit]

Portable Neutrino Detector ()[edit]

Are Atheists Moral ()[edit]

Anthrax Killing Chimps ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Thermal Vent

Questions and Emails[edit]

Question #1: Almonds ()[edit]

Hi guys, Love your show. Have to tell you that you misspoke about laetrile and this mistake is important because a lot of people may quit eating almonds because of it. You said that laetrile comes from the kernel of the almond, whereas laetrile is distilled or extracted from Apricot pits. Big difference. Will be listening for the correction. Thanks and keep up the good work. Rosalie Brown nearly 70 in Ohio. Rosalie Brown Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Interview with Jeff Hall ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Paleontologists have discovered the new largest dinosaur known, a titanosaur that weighed 76 tons, almost as much as the space shuttle. Item #2: Astronomers have discovered a new class of variable stars that oscillate over minutes rather than days. Item #3: A new analysis concludes that a 1,500 year old petroglyph found in Colorado depicts a nearby supernova.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.' - Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science (1966)

S: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at, where you will find the show notes as well as links to our blogs, videos, online forum, and other content. You can send us feedback or questions to Also, please consider supporting the SGU by visiting the store page on our website, where you will find merchandise, premium content, and subscription information. Our listeners are what make SGU possible.


Navi-previous.png Back to top of page Navi-next.png