SGU Episode 222

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SGU Episode 222
October 21st 2009
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SGU 221 SGU 223
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Doubt, skepticism, innovation, and inquiry are the only means by which wonder, beauty, awe, and symmetry will be discovered.'
Christopher Hitchens
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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]

LHC Future Attack ()[edit]

Magnetic and Copper Bracelets ()[edit]

Balloon Boy ()[edit]

  • Balloon Boy

Lunar Plume Update ()[edit]

Giant Spider Discovered ()[edit]

Special Report ()[edit]

  • Rebecca gives us an update on her tour of Asia.

Interview with James Randi ()[edit]

  • James Randi is the founder and chairman of the board of the James Randi Educational Foundation: www.randi.org. He is the author of numerous books, including Flim-Flam and the Mask of Nostradamus, and a world famous and respected skeptic.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: New research finds that diabetes is a major risk factor for developing schizophrenia, which may result from the effects of insulin on the brain. Item # 2: Researchers found the testosterone levels of men who voted for John McCain or Robert Barr in the 2009 presidential election dropped significantly after hearing the results of the election. Item # 3: Geologists have identified an alternate candidate crater for the K-T extinction event off the coast of India, and if confirmed would have resulted from a meteor four times as large as the one that caused the Yucatan crater.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Emperor Penguin

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Doubt, skepticism, innovation, and inquiry are the only means by which wonder, beauty, awe, and symmetry will be discovered.' -Christopher Hitchens

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