SGU Episode 198

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SGU Episode 198
May 7th 2009
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SGU 197 SGU 199
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.' Thomas Jefferson
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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]

SGU 4 year Anniversary ()[edit]

  • The Rogues look back on four years of the SGU

Oprah Gives Platform to Anti-Vax Movement ()[edit]

Does Dark Matter Exist? ()[edit]

Six Degrees of Separation ()[edit]

Homeopathy Death ()[edit]

Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Question # 1 - I Have Birds in my Pants ()[edit]

He has birds in his pants. Perry would've jumped all over this. Airport inspection reveals smuggled songbirds http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090506/ap_on_fe_st/us_smuggled_songbirds Jim Mears

Interview with Rachael Dunlop ()[edit]

  • Rachael Dunlop is a member of the Australian Skeptics and gives Dr. Rachie Reports for their official podcast, The Skeptic Zone www.skepticzone.tv

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: Scientists reveal the first car that can run on biofuel made from chocolate. Item # 2: Physicists have developed a new incandescent light bulb suitable for residential use that is almost 100 times as energy efficient as existing bulbs. Item # 3: A new fossil analysis shows that the so-called “hobbit”, or Homo florensiensis, had long flat feet more like apes than humans, and therefore could not walk efficiently.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week - Uri Geller

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.' Thomas Jefferson

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