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SGU Episode 782
July 1st 2020
SGU 781 SGU 783
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria

Quote of the Week
Pulling bad science apart is the best teaching gimmick I know for explaining how good science really works.
Ben Goldacre
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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 ()

What’s the Word? ()

News Items






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

Raw Milk ()

Monster Quasar ()

Asteroid Killed the Dinosaurs ()

Visualizing Data ()

Who's That Noisy? ()

Answer to last week’s Noisy: Pinball Machine

New Noisy ()

[brief, vague description of Noisy]

Name That Logical Fallacy ()

Science or Fiction ()

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Regenerative Medicine
Item #1: Scientists were able to keep pancreas slices alive in culture for up to 10 days and demonstrate regeneration of the insulin-producing cells when stimulated by a growth factor.[6]
Item #2: Medical researchers successfully coaxed damaged adult mouse lungs to grow new air sacs, increasing lung capacity and oxygen exchange.[7]
Item #3: Researchers were able to reprogram adult cells normally present in the inner ear into sound-sensing hair cells using only four transcription factors.[8]

Bob's Response

Evan's Response

Cara's Response

Jay's Response

Steve Explains Item 1

Steve Explains Item 2

Steve Explains Item 3

SoF (782)
Fiction mouse lungs
Rogue Guess
Bob pancreas slices
Evan mouse lungs
Cara hair cells
Jay mouse lungs
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Host Result
Steve clever
Other Items

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()

Pulling bad science apart is the best teaching gimmick I know for explaining how good science really works. – Ben Goldacre, I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That.[9]

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[10]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description



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