SGU Episode 182

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SGU Episode 182
January 15th 2009
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SGU 181 SGU 183
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.'
Sigmund Freud
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Methane on Mars ()[edit]

Solar Storms ()[edit]

Mega MRI ()[edit]

Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Question #1 Young Skeptics ()[edit]

Dear SGU,
Hello I am Rob Manges. I am a young skeptic in ninth grade. I am new to skepticism and would really appreciate general advice or knowledge you could impart on me. My Dad is a practicing physician (MD not DO if your familiar with that little argument) so i am familiar with the scientific method and all that Jazz. As a younger person i find it really hard to be taken seriously by older people when I try to identify myself as a skeptic. Do you have any advice for all the young skeptics of the world?
Sincerely,

Robert Manges
USA

P.S. I love the show, it really has made me a true skeptic! (i doubt this will even be considered but you have my permission to read this on the show)

Interview with Michio Kaku ()[edit]

  • Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, author of may popular books, including his latest book, The Physics of the Impossible, which will be the basis of a new Science Channel series.

    http://mkaku.org/

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new survey links caffeine use to hallucinations. Item #2: Physicists have discovered a way to measure properties of quantum systems, such as the location of photons, without interfering with them. Item #3: NASA plans to deliver a silk-worm farm to the international space station next month to begin an experiment using silk worms as a sustainable food for long space missions.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.' - Sigmund Freud

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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