SGU Episode 284

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SGU Episode 284
December 22nd 2010
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SGU 283 SGU 285
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.'
Stephen Jay Gould
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Arsenic-Based Life ()[edit]

Buttology ()[edit]

V-Steam ()[edit]

Singing Mice ()[edit]

The Real daVinci Code ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: walnut sphinx caterpillar

Your Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Question #1 - Corrections ()[edit]

Cichlid, Methane, and Chlorophyll

Special Report ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: The recent lunar eclipse on the Winter solstice was only the second such event in the last 2000 years, the other one occurring in 1638. Item #2: The earth rotates about it's axis approximately 366.25 times for each revolution about the sun. Item #3: For points on the arctic circle, this (the winter solstice) is the one day of the year with 24 hours of darkness.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.' - Stephen Jay Gould

Announcements ()[edit]

S: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation and skepchick.org. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at www.theskepticsguide.org. For questions, suggestions and other feedback, please use the 'contact us' form on the website, or send an email to 'info @ theSkepticsGuide.org'. If you enjoyed this episode, then please help us to spread the word by voting for us on Digg, or leaving us a review on iTunes. You can find links to these sites and others through our homepage. 'Theorem' is produced by Kineto, and is used with permission.

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