SGU Episode 311

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SGU Episode 311
June 29th 2011
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SGU 310 SGU 312
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another, and science will do for them all they wish and more than they can dream.'
Winston Churchill
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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]

  • July 2 1843: Samuel Christian Friedrich Hahnemann - a German physician, founder of the system of therapeutics known as homeopathy - died.

News Items ()[edit]

Tau Day ()[edit]

Body Temperature of Dinosaurs Measured ()[edit]

Magnets and Blood Flow ()[edit]

Guru in Sweat Lodge Deaths Convicted ()[edit]

Close Call for Space Station ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Brian May

Interview with Eugenie Scott ()[edit]

  • Director of the National Center for Science Education

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A recent extensive DNA analysis of coconuts indicates that all modern cultivated coconuts derive from a single ancestral variety located in Indonesia. Item #2: Paleontologists have discovered fossilized eyes 515 million years old - they are surprisingly complex compound eyes with about 3,000 lenses. Item #3: A new study finds that wars have been increasing steadily over the last century by 2% per year on average.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another, and science will do for them all they wish and more than they can dream.' - Winston Churchill

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