SGU Episode 764

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SGU Episode 764
February 29th 2020
SGU 763 SGU 765
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella

Quote of the Week
I think if you're spending more time denying evidence than looking for it, then you've probably left the path of intelligent skepticism.
Alan Dove, Ph.D., on This Week in Virology
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Show Notes
Forum Topic


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

COVID-19 Update ()[edit]

Your Number’s Up ()[edit]

  • The Speed of Light

News Items[edit]






(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]

How Planes Fly, part 1 ()[edit]

Binaural Beats ()[edit]

Non-Breathing Animal ()[edit]

Rocketman Dies in Crash ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: _brief_description_perhaps_with_link_

New Noisy ()[edit]


Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()[edit]

consider using block quotes for emails read aloud in this segment

Follow-up #1: Sea Hawk vs. Seahawks ()[edit]

Follow-up #2: Feedback on the "show from the future" ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction solar storms
Fiction predict quakes
Science population surge
Host Result
Rogue Guess

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Whales
Item #1: Researchers find that California Gray Whales are over four times more likely to strand themselves during solar storms.[5]
Item #2: A new study involving Sperm whales off the coast of New Zealand confirm that they are able to predict the onset of earthquakes better than any other animal tested.[6]
Item #3: A large sighting, the largest in decades, indicates a probable surge in the population of Antarctic Blue Whales.[7]

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_Host_ Explains Item #_n_[edit]

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Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

I think if you're spending more time denying evidence than looking for it, then you've probably left the path of intelligent skepticism.
– Alan Love, Ph.D., on This Week in Virology

Signoff/Announcements ()[edit]

S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.

S: Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information, visit us at Send your questions to And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to and consider becoming a patron and becoming part of the SGU community. Our listeners and supporters are what make SGU possible.

Today I Learned[edit]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[8]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description



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