SGU Episode 224

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SGU Episode 224
November 4th 2009
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SGU 223 SGU 225
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.'
Miguel de Unamuno
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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]

Carl Sagan Day ()[edit]

Nutt Job ()[edit]

Dystonia After Flu Shot ()[edit]

Spontaneous Human Combustion Case ()[edit]

Interview with Michael Goldstein ()[edit]

  • Michael is a high-school student who is starting a local skeptical groups, inspired by the SGU

Special Report ()[edit]

  • Interviews with Phil Plait, Chris French, and Christina Martin

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: According to the US Geological Survey, the US uses less water than it did 25 years ago despite a 30% increase in population. Item # 2: A new study finds that being over weight or obese significantly increases fertility in women. Item # 3: Astronomers have discovered an atmosphere around a neutron star.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week - Balloon Boy

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.' Miguel de Unamuno

S: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation and skepchick.org. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at www.theskepticsguide.org. For questions, suggestions and other feedback, please use the 'contact us' form on the website, or send an email to 'info @ theSkepticsGuide.org'. If you enjoyed this episode, then please help us to spread the word by voting for us on Digg, or leaving us a review on iTunes. You can find links to these sites and others through our homepage. 'Theorem' is produced by Kineto, and is used with permission.

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