SGU Episode 267

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SGU Episode 267
August 25th 2010
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SGU 266 SGU 268
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'The correspondence between reality and my beliefs comes from reality controlling my beliefs, not the other way around.'
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Phil Plait's Bad Universe ()[edit]

Solar Flares and Radioactive Decay ()[edit]

Competition in Evolution ()[edit]

The Science of Zombies ()[edit]

Kurzweil Responds to Myers ()[edit]

Kaku and UFOs ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Dr. Banjo from Futurama

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Researchers create 'dry water', a powdered form of water with many potential commercial applications. Item #2: Researchers confirm common belief that spouses do grow more alike over time. Item #3: Electricity collected from the air could become the newest alternative energy source.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'The correspondence between reality and my beliefs comes from reality controlling my beliefs, not the other way around.' -- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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