SGU Episode 214
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|SGU Episode 214|
|August 25th 2009|
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|S: Steven Novella|
B: Bob Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
|Quote of the Week|
“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”
You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
News Items ()
Surviving a Cataclysm ()
- Darkness - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327222.800-survival-in-a-postapocalypse-blackout.html
Zombie Apocalypse ()
WHO Says No to Homeopathy ()
Itako Fading ()
Interview with Jamy Ian Swiss ()
- Jamy Ian Swiss is a magician and skeptic, co-founder of the New York City Skeptics. http://jamyianswiss.com/index.htm
Science or Fiction ()
Item # 1: A new study shows that women tend to be more tentative and uncertain in their social interactions than men. Item # 2: A recent study finds that, when lost, people really do walk in circles. Item #: Recent evidence shows that obese people have 8% less brain tissue than those of normal weight.
Who's That Noisy ()
- Answer to last week - a sonic boom
Quote of the Week ()
“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” Galileo Galilei
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