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SGU Episode 137
March 5th 2008
SGU 136 SGU 138
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week
'There is a single light of Science and to brighten anywhere is to brighten it everywhere'
Isaac Asimov
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You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

Special Report ()[edit]

  • Jay reports on Timeshare Scams

News Items ()[edit]

NASA Baffled by Spaceprobe Anomalies ()[edit]

  • NASA Baffled by Spaceprobe Anomalies

Aromatherapy Study ()[edit]

  • Aromatherapy Study

John McCain on Vaccines and Autism ()[edit]


Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

CECTIC Skeptical Cartoon ()[edit]

Global Warming on Mars ()[edit]

Hey guys,

Love the show. It has helped me to greatly improve my 'bullshit detector' (or perhaps 'woo-detector' is more appropriate) Anyway,i was wondering if you could take a look at this article. It's kinda sad. Is any of this true? Are the ice caps on Mars really melting? Maybe you could point out the logical fallacies.


Keep up the great work!

Rorie O'Connor

p.s. Is Rebecca single?

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new study shows a moth can remember what it learned as a caterpillar Item #2: Cannibalism may have killed Neanderthals by spreading a mad cow-like disease Item #3: Influenza viruses bind together more readily in cold temperatures thus explaining why the Flu is more prevalent in the winter

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'There is a single light of Science and to brighten anywhere is to brighten it everywhere' - Isaac Asimov

Announcement ()[edit]

  • Boston Skeptics in the Pub: Boston Skeptics in the Pub

    And the inaugural event will have Mike the Mad Scientist as the speaker
  • New website: Jay will be contacting people shortly

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