SGU Episode 205

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SGU Episode 205
June 16th 2009
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SGU 204 SGU 206
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
“Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe.”
Thomas Henry Huxley
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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]

Junior Supernova ()[edit]

Boy Hit by Meteor ()[edit]

A New Heuristic ()[edit]

Planetary Life ()[edit]

Interview with Brian Brushwood ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: A review of the published literature shows that almost 25% of all animal species engage in same-sex behavior. Item # 2: A new study finds that those with autism are 40% faster on tests of problem solving than matched controls. Item # 3: Scientists estimate that high altitude winds could provide enough energy to meet world demands 100 times over.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: The Casini Probe hearing the rings of Saturn

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

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