SGU Episode 136

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SGU Episode 136
February 27th 2008
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SGU 135 SGU 137
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.'
Isaac Asimov (originally misattributed to James Randi)
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

McFung Sui ()[edit]

  • biz.yahoo.com/ap/080224/zen_fast_food.html


Anti-Science-Based Medicine in South Africa ()[edit]

  • www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=57


ET Creates Galaxy ()[edit]

  • www.theskepticsguide.org/sgublog/?p=148


Killer Robots ()[edit]

  • www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080227111811.y9syyq8p&show_article=1

Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Skeptical Required Reading ()[edit]

I would like to know what books you would recommend for a beginning skeptic. I have had 'The Demon-Haunted World' since it first came out, but would like to expand my library. What magazines would you recommend for one to subscribe to.

Thank you
Michael Shrode
Evansville, U.S.A.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Question #1: For the first time scientists have filmed a single electron. Question #2: A new study finds that some species of bats have internal magnetic fields that aid them in locating prey. Question #3: Forensic scientists have discovered how to track a person's travel by examining their hair.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.' - Isaac Asimov (originally misattributed to James Randi)

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