SGU Episode 276

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SGU Episode 276
October 27th 2010
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SGU 275 SGU 277
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'All scientific work is incomplete - whether it be observational or experimental. All scientific work is liable to be upset or modified by advancing knowledge. That does not confer upon us a freedom to ignore the knowledge we already have, or to postpone the action that is appears to demand at a given time. 'Who knows, asked Robert Browning, but the world may end tonight? True, but on available evidence most of us make ready to commute on the 8:30 the next day.'
Sir Austin Bradford Hill
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Ghosts Calling Cell Phones ()[edit]

Hawking Radiation ()[edit]

More on Radioactive Decay Rates ()[edit]

The Science of Medicine ()[edit]

Enter very brief news headline ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week - the US Space Shuttle launching

Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Question #1 - Time Traveling Cell Phone User ()[edit]

Cell phone in Charlie Chaplin Flick? Just saw this in my feed reader....any ideas? Love the show! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6a4T2tJaSU Todd Barnard Denver CO

Interview with SGU Forums Moderators ()[edit]

  • SGUForums.com Moderators Doug, Karen, Amanda, and Steven join us for a chat about the SGU Forums

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: The world record for the heaviest pumpkin is 1810.5 pounds Item #2: According to Celtic superstition, if you look into a mirror at midnight on Halloween you will see your own death. Item #3: Americans consume about 25 pounds of candy per capita per year. Item #4: In a process called saponification, some corpses spontaneously turn partially into soap rather than decompose.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'All scientific work is incomplete - whether it be observational or experimental. All scientific work is liable to be upset or modified by advancing knowledge. That does not confer upon us a freedom to ignore the knowledge we already have, or to postpone the action that is appears to demand at a given time. 'Who knows, asked Robert Browning, but the world may end tonight? True, but on available evidence most of us make ready to commute on the 8:30 the next day.' - Sir Austin Bradford Hill, “The Environment and Disease: Association or Causation?,” Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 58 (1965), 295-300. Sir Austin Bradford Hill

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