SGU Episode 229

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SGU Episode 229
December 9th 2009
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SGU 228 SGU 230
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week
'Science makes a lousy religion and religion makes a lousy science.'
Linda Rosa
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Show Notes


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

News Items ()[edit]

Denver Aliens ()[edit]

Bird Speciation ()[edit]

Blinded by Faith ()[edit]

Spiral over Norway ()[edit]

Uranus Tilt ()[edit]

Methane on Mars ()[edit]

Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Question # 1 - Homeopathy Ads ()[edit]

I noticed this poster a few months ago in Toronto. They claim to be able to cure cancer, HIV and damn near everything else. Shouldn't this be illegal? Will M

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: Engineers have developed a process using a strong magnetic field to cut high-strength steel, for example in car manufacturing. Item # 2: A new study suggests that having a very clean environment as a child increases the risk of heart disease later in life. Item # 3: A new position paper from the American Dietetic Association recommends a daily multi-vitamin for most Americans.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Betty Hill

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Science makes a lousy religion and religion makes a lousy science.' - Linda Rosa

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