SGU Episode 173

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SGU Episode 173
November 12th 2008
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SGU 172 SGU 174
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.'
Bertrand Russell
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Show Notes


Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Junk DNA ()[edit]

Mini Nuclear Reactor ()[edit]

Chandrayaan-1 Update ()[edit]

Phoenix Ends ()[edit]

Child Witches ()[edit]

Interview with Paul Offit ()[edit]

  • Paul Offit is a pediatrician and the author of the book: Autism's False Prophets.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new study finds that eliminating sugary sodas from high schools significantly reduced obesity levels over a two year period. Item #2: A new study finds that the majority of commercial television stations are providing the bare minimum of mandated educational/informational programming for children, and much of that is minimally educational. Item #3: The UK is suffering a critical shortage of sperm donation.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.' - Bertrand Russell

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