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SGU Episode 298
30th March 2011
SGU 297 SGU 299
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
KF: Kenny Feder
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There are two sources of error: Either you lack sufficient data, or you fail to take advantage of the data that you have.
Brian Caplan
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You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

S: Hello and welcome to the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe, today is Tuesday, March 30th 2011, and this is your host Steven Novella. Joining me this week are Bob Novella.

B: Hey everybody.

S: Rebecca Watson.

R: Hello everyone.

S: Jay Novella.

J: Hey guys.

S: And Evan Bernstein.

E: Hi everyone.

J: Evan, what happened today?

E: You mean today, April 2nd, on this day in history?

This Day in Skepticism (April 2, 1845)[edit]

E: 1845, the first surviving daguerrotype photograph showing details of the sun was taken by two french physicists.

R: Both of whom went blind shortly after.

E: They didn't realize that actually looking at it through a device will make you blind.

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