SGU Episode 254

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SGU Episode 254
May 26th 2010
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SGU 253 SGU 255
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals-the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned, if at all.'
Martin Gardner
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Energy of Early Life ()[edit]

End for Mars Phoenix Lander and Atlantis ()[edit]

Vaccine Safety ()[edit]

Accepting Science ()[edit]

Exonerated by Acupuncture ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Michael Savage

Interview with James Randi ()[edit]

  • Randi discusses his life-long friend, Martin Gardner, who passed away this week at 95.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Doctors recently diagnosed a man as having the first ever brain infection with a computer virus. Item #2: Scientists have built the word's smallest electronic device - a transistor consisting of only 7 atoms. Item #3: New studies find that having allergies significantly reduces the risk of acquiring certain cancers.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals - the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned, if at all.' Martin Gardner

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