SGU Episode 788

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SGU Episode 788
August 15th 2020
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SGU 787 SGU 789
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella


Quote of the Week
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
John Burroughs, American naturalist and nature essayist
Links
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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

S:

B:

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J:

E:

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

News_Item_1 ()

  • [link_URL publication: title][1]

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News_Item_2 ()

  • [link_URL publication: title][2]

News_Item_3 ()

  • [link_URL publication: title][3]

News_Item_4 ()

  • [link_URL publication: title][4]

News_Item_5 ()

  • [link_URL publication: title][5]

Who's That Noisy? ()

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: _brief_description_perhaps_with_link_

New Noisy ()

[_short_vague_description_of_Noisy]

Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()

Question #1: Benford's Law ()

Steve, pretty please, with cheese and Jay farts, talk about Benford's Law.
— Pepe Smith, Raleigh, NC/Hong Kong

Science or Fiction ()

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: ___[6]
Item #2: ___[7]
Item #3: ___[8]

_Rogue_ Response

_Rogue_ Response

_Rogue_ Response

_Rogue_ Response

_Host_ Explains Item #_n_

_Host_ Explains Item #_n_

_Host_ Explains Item #_n_

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

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
John Burroughs (1837-1921), American naturalist and nature essayist

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[9]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description


References

  1. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  2. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  3. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  4. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  5. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  6. Current Biology: Potential for Powered Flight Neared by Most Close Avialan Relatives, but Few Crossed Its Thresholds
  7. [url_from_SoF_show_notes publication: title]
  8. [url_from_SoF_show_notes publication: title]
  9. [url_for_TIL publication: title]

Vocabulary


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