SGU Episode 199

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SGU Episode 199
May 13th 2009
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SGU 198 SGU 200
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.'
Buddha
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Simon Singh's Lawsuit ()[edit]

Ultradense Deuterium ()[edit]

Acupuncture Science ()[edit]

Last Fix for Hubble ()[edit]

Interview with Rusty Schweickart ()[edit]

  • Rusty was one of the three astronauts on the Apollo mission and performed the first Apollo EVA. He currently is working developing the infrastructure to detect and deflect potential impact threats to the earth. http://www.well.com/~rs/

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: A new study suggests that nearly all of the increase in weight in the US over the last 30 years is due to increased calorie intake, rather than decreased physical activity. Item # 2: Biologists discover a new frog species that uses bursts of infrasound to stun its prey. Item # 3: Researchers find in a new clinical study that 30% of cancers respond significantly to treatment with an anti-viral drug.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week - a doppler utrasound of baby's heart.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.' --Buddha

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