SGU Episode 300

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SGU Episode 300
April 9th 2011
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SGU 299 SGU 301
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week
'You can't believe everything you read on the internet.'
Abraham Lincoln
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You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

News Items ()[edit]

Gayveman ()[edit]

Cosmic Engineering ()[edit]

Homeopathy for Radiation ()[edit]

Evidence and Radiation Risk ()[edit]

You Know You're a Skeptic If ()[edit]

You Know you're a Skeptic If...The best submission from listeners.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Astronomers have discovered a binary pair of white dwarf dead stars, that will one day merge into a new active star. Item #2: Scientists find that deep space travel is likely to cause vascular disease in astronauts. Item #3: Astronomers have recently discovered a near-earth asteroid in a rare horseshoe orbit – it reverses its course around the sun, traveling in a “C” or horseshoe path due to Earth’s gravity.

Live Q&A ()[edit]

Question #1 - Time Travel ()[edit]

If the rogues traveled back in time, what could we change.

Question #2 - Fecal Transplants ()[edit]

The science and fiction of fecal tranplants.

Question #3 - Skeptical Obligations ()[edit]

Are skeptics obligated morally to oppose irrationality.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'You can't believe everything you read on the internet.' - Abraham Lincoln

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