SGU Episode 310

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SGU Episode 310
June 22nd 2011
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SGU 309 SGU 311
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
“He who only knows his side of the case knows little. His reasons may have been good and no one may have been able to refute them, but if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side then he has no ground for preferring either option.”
John Stuart Mill
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Introduction[edit]

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

This Day in Skepticism ()[edit]

  • June 25, 1994: In 1994, the capture of the first live specimen of the Vu Quang ox in Vietnam, a previously unknown species of mammal, was reported in the London newspaper The Times.

News Items ()[edit]

We are all mutants ()[edit]

Human Gecko ()[edit]

Creationsts Infiltrate Geology Meeting ()[edit]

Battery Man ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: a watermelon

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A review of research finds that the transition to agriculture from hunter-gathering consistently led to a decrease in height and overall health. Item #2: A recent study finds that college students who have later class start times have less daytime sleepiness and better grades. Item #3: Researchers have developed a treatment for diseases that result from genetic mutations which cause protein synthesis to stop prematurely.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“He who only knows his side of the case knows little. His reasons may have been good and no one may have been able to refute them, but if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side then he has no ground for preferring either option.” - John Stuart Mill

Voiceover: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at www.theskepticsguide.org. You can also check out our other podcast the SGU 5x5 as well as find links to our blogs and the SGU forums. 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 spread the word by leaving us a review on iTunes, Zune or your portal of choice.

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