SGU Episode 282

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SGU Episode 282
December 8th 2010
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SGU 281 SGU 283
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
“Everything alive will die someday. But in the meantime I got to see her smile, and that made it OK for awhile. To look into her eyes was worth the eventual demise of earth.”
George Hrab
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Introduction[edit]

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

SGU In Australia ()[edit]

SGU Visits AustraliaSee the SGU forums entry for this episode for the pictures discussed during this segment

News Items ()[edit]

New Crystal Skull ()[edit]

Roger Penrose Before the Big Bang ()[edit]

Chimps Outwit Human Traps ()[edit]

Anti-Antivax Activism ()[edit]

Special Report ()[edit]

  • Jay gives an inside report on freemasonry

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new study finds that extended jet lag can cause memory and learning deficits, with associated brain changes, that persist for at least a month following return to usual schedule. Item #2: Astronomers have discovered supermassive active galaxies dating from 1.5 billion years after the big bang – contradicting current models of galaxy formation which predicts much smaller galaxies at this time. Item #3: A new exhaustive database of mammal fossils reveals, contrary to prior belief, that mammals were significantly increasing in size prior to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Live Q&A ()[edit]

Live Questions from the Audience ()[edit]

Scientists Baffled; Size of Quantum Effects; Sympathectomy; Future of Skepticism; Pseudo-Experts

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Everything alive will die someday. But in the meantime I got to see her smile, and that made it OK for awhile. To look into her eyes was worth the eventual demise of earth.” - George Hrab

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