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* [https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/01/849408522/clinical-study-considers-the-power-of-prayer-to-combat-covid-19 NPR: Clinical Study Considers The Power Of Prayer To Combat COVID-19]<ref>[https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/01/849408522/clinical-study-considers-the-power-of-prayer-to-combat-covid-19 NPR: Clinical Study Considers The Power Of Prayer To Combat COVID-19]</ref>
 
* [https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/01/849408522/clinical-study-considers-the-power-of-prayer-to-combat-covid-19 NPR: Clinical Study Considers The Power Of Prayer To Combat COVID-19]<ref>[https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/01/849408522/clinical-study-considers-the-power-of-prayer-to-combat-covid-19 NPR: Clinical Study Considers The Power Of Prayer To Combat COVID-19]</ref>
  
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<blockquote>'''Theme: Agriculture'''<br>'''Item #1:''' Artificial fertilizer is responsible for 80% of current world food production.<ref>[https://ourworldindata.org/how-many-people-does-synthetic-fertilizer-feed Our World in Data: How many people does synthetic fertilizer feed?]</ref><br>'''Item #2:''' The Haber-Bosch process, used to fix nitrogen, consumes between 1-2% of the world’s energy usage.<ref>[https://cen.acs.org/static/about/aboutus.html Chemical & Engineering News: Industrial ammonia production emits more CO2 than any other chemical-making reaction. Chemists want to change that ]</ref><br>'''Item #3:''' One adult’s urine contains enough nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to fertilize enough food production for 50-100% of one person’s food requirements.<ref>[https://modernfarmer.com/2014/01/human-pee-proven-fertilizer-future/ Modern Farmer: Can Human Urine Replace Chemical Fertilizers?]</ref><br></blockquote>
 
 
 
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== Skeptical Quote of the Week <small>()</small> ==
 
== Skeptical Quote of the Week <small>()</small> ==

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SGU Episode 774
May 9th 2020
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SGU 773 SGU 775
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
Guest
RS: Richard Saunders
Quote of the Week
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
William Kingdon Clifford, mathematician and philosopher
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Introduction

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


COVID-19 Update ()

News Items

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

Wandering Magnetic North Pole ()

Air Plasma Jet Propulsion ()

Hydrogen Breathers ()

Murder Hornets ()

Prayer for COVID-19 ()

Special Segment: Premium Wine Cards ()

Who's That Noisy? ()

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: Baby hippos

New Noisy ()

[British man discussing a finding of David Dunning's]

Science or Fiction ()

Answer Item
Fiction artificial fertilizer
Science urine fertilizer
Science haber-bosch process
Host Result
Steve swept
Rogue Guess
Richard artificial fertilizer
Jay artificial fertilizer
Cara artificial fertilizer
Evan artificial fertilizer
Bob artificial fertilizer

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Agriculture
Item #1: Artificial fertilizer is responsible for 80% of current world food production.[6]
Item #2: The Haber-Bosch process, used to fix nitrogen, consumes between 1-2% of the world’s energy usage.[7]
Item #3: One adult’s urine contains enough nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to fertilize enough food production for 50-100% of one person’s food requirements.[8]

Richard's Response

Jay's Response

Cara's Response

Evan's Response

Bob's Response

Steve Explains Item #3

Steve Explains Item #2

Steve Explains Item #1

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()

It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
William Kingdon Clifford, mathematician and philosopher (1845-1879)

Signoff/Announcements ()

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

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Today I Learned

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[9]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description

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