SGU Episode 177
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|SGU Episode 177|
|December 10th 2008|
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|S: Steven Novella|
B: Bob Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
|Quote of the Week|
'Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong.'
You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
News Items ()
Age of the Sphinx ()
with James P Allen - http://research.brown.edu/research/profile.php?id=1170774357
Second Look at Supernova ()
Milky Way Black Hole ()
With Special Guest Phil Plait – http://www.badastronomy.com
Searching for Alien Engineering ()
Questions and E-mails ()
Question #1 Skeptical Authority ()
I can't verify everything SGU covers, end up trusting most as fact. How doesn't it makes us skeps just another true believer?
Randi Speaks ()
- Cold Reading
Science or Fiction ()
Item #1: Scientists present research showing that sugar can be an addictive substance similar to cocaine or morphine. Item #2: Geologists have discovered evidence for the existence of a previously unknown minor continent that previously existed between southern African and South America. Item #3: For only the second time in history (the first being Neptune) astronomers have discovered a planet of the size and orbit where it was predicted one should be.
Quote of the Week ()
'Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong.' - Dr. Thomas Fuller
- Announcements: There is a new skeptical group near Norfolk Virginia. Here is the URL for the groups website: http://www.physics.odu.edu/~weinstei/srhr.html
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