SGU Episode 775

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SGU Episode 775
May 16 th 2020
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SGU 774 SGU 776
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
Guest
GP: Gerald Posner
Quote of the Week
You might use a simple model and find weird behavior and ignore it. But you shouldn’t ignore it, because that very weirdness is significant.
Dr. Robert May, physicist and ecologist
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Show Notes
Forum Topic


Introduction

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


COVID-19 Update ()

News Items

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

Do Facemasks Work? ()

Carbon Dioxide and the Pandemic ()

Distrust of Expertise Online ()

Closest Black Hole to Earth ()

Who's That Noisy? ()

New Noisy ()

[Cackling animal has taken someone's phone]

Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()

Email #1: R-Naught ()

Interview with Gerald Posner ()

Science or Fiction ()

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: Researchers find that multitasking in the office leads to greater satisfaction and decreased depression.[5]
Item #2: A new study finds that choosing leaders partly at random reduces abuse of power.[6]
Item #3: A study of teen video gamers finds that 10% display pathological video game addiction.[7]

[Rogue’s] Response

[Rogue’s] Response

[Rogue’s] Response

[Rogue’s] Response

[Host] Explains Item #[n]

[Host] Explains Item #[n]

[Host] Explains Item #[n]

[Host] Explains Item #[n]

Answer Item
Fiction multitasking
Science {{{science1}}}
Host Result
Rogue Guess
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Skeptical Quote of the Week ()

You might use a simple model and find weird behavior and ignore it. But you shouldn’t ignore it, because that very weirdness is significant.
Dr. Robert May, physicist and ecologist (1936-2020)

Signoff/Announcements ()

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 theskepticsguide.org. Send your questions to info@theskepticsguide.org. And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to patreon.com/SkepticsGuide and consider becoming a patron and becoming part of the SGU community. Our listeners and supporters are what make SGU possible.

Today I Learned

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

References

Vocabulary


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