SGU Episode 155

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SGU Episode 155
July 9th 2008
SGU 154 SGU 156
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week
“When did ignorance become a point of view?”
Scott Adams
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You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

News Items ()[edit]

Einstein Passes Another Test ()[edit]


Conservapedia Denies Evolution ()[edit]


Controversial Autism Chelation Study ()[edit]


Special Report ()[edit]

  • Roswell - 61 Years Later

Interview with James Randi ()[edit]

  • James Randi is the director of the James Randi Educational Foundation - JREF:
    The author of numerous books, including the Faith Healers and the Mask of Nostradamus. He is a tireless investigator of paranormal claims and exposer of frauds and charlatans.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Question #1: A new study finds that men vaccinated in the morning produce a better antibody response then those vaccinated in the afternoon. Question #2: A new fossil analysis suggests that relatively large brain size evolved independently in New World and Old World monkeys and is not a shared trait, as was previously thought. Question #3: Researchers have found that the pied flycatcher uses a primitive form of echolocation to help catch insects in flight.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“When did ignorance become a point of view?” - Scott Adams

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