SGU Episode 269

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SGU Episode 269
September 8th 2010
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SGU 268 SGU 270
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


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'It is an unfortunate fact that every man who seeks to disseminate knowledge must contend not only against ignorance itself, but against false instruction as well. No sooner do we deem ourselves free from a particularly gross superstition, than we are confronted by some enemy to learning who would set aside all the intellectual progress of years, and plunge us back into the darkness of mediaeval disbelief.'
H.P. Lovecraft
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Stephen Hawking on God ()[edit]

Magnetic Mom ()[edit]

Organic Strawberries ()[edit]

Burning the Quran ()[edit]

Psychic Incites Mob ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to Last Week - Science Court

Interview with Carol Tavris ()[edit]

  • Author of: Mistakes Were Made, But Not by Me

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Material scientists have used a nano-structuring process to make an aluminum alloy as strong as steel. Item #2: Researchers have developed a technique of determining the colors of pigments by listening to the sound they make. Item #3: New research suggests that fear of death increases superstitious thinking.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'It is an unfortunate fact that every man who seeks to disseminate knowledge must contend not only against ignorance itself, but against false instruction as well. No sooner do we deem ourselves free from a particularly gross superstition, than we are confronted by some enemy to learning who would set aside all the intellectual progress of years, and plunge us back into the darkness of mediaeval disbelief.' - H.P. Lovecraft

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