SGU Episode 171

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SGU Episode 171
October 29th 2008
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SGU 170 SGU 172
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


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'We need science, more and better science, not for its technology, not for leisure, not even for health or longevity, but for the hope of wisdom which our kind of culture must acquire for its survival.'
Dr. Lewis Thomas
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Vampire Moth ()[edit]

New Type of Planet ()[edit]

Artificial Heart ()[edit]

Polygraph for Debates ()[edit]

Science Debate 2008 ()[edit]

Interview with Diana Blaney ()[edit]

  • Co-Investigator for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Mars Phoenix mission

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A study of voting patterns reveals that polling stations staffed with younger poll workers correlates strongly with better outcomes for liberal candidates. Item #2: A new study finds that newspaper endorsements have a significant effect on voter decisions, inversely proportional to their perceived bias in favor of the candidate they endorse. Item #3: A new study reveals that the results of subjects being asked to vote for candidates based solely on appearance strongly correlates with actual election outcomes.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'We need science, more and better science, not for its technology, not for leisure, not even for health or longevity, but for the hope of wisdom which our kind of culture must acquire for its survival.' - Dr. Lewis Thomas

S: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation and skepchick.org. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at www.theskepticsguide.org. For questions, suggestions and other feedback, please use the 'contact us' form on the website, or send an email to 'info @ theSkepticsGuide.org'. If you enjoyed this episode, then please help us to spread the word by voting for us on Digg, or leaving us a review on iTunes. You can find links to these sites and others through our homepage. 'Theorem' is produced by Kineto, and is used with permission.

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