SGU Episode 319

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SGU Episode 319
August 24th 2011
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SGU 318 SGU 320
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Science is like a blabbermouth that ruins the end of a movie. Well I say there are things we don't want the answers to. Important things.'
Ned Flanders
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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]

  • August 27, 2003: The world's biggest battery was connected to provide emergency power to Fairbanks, Alaska's second-largest city.

News Items ()[edit]

Earthquake in Virginia ()[edit]

Brand Loyalty ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: the video game Archon

Questions and Emails ()[edit]

Question #1 - Tin Foil and Credit Cards ()[edit]

atomsk359 christopher short got handed a creditcard after the woman unwraped it from tinfoil, stops people from reading it she said, plausible or nosible

Swindler's List ()[edit]

Functional Medicinehttp://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/28731977/detail.html

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Planetary scientists have produced a computer model that suggests that the early earth had two moons. Item #2: Scientists discover antibodies that may explain chronic symptoms that persist following Lyme disease. Item #3: New research supports the claims that some bacteria can feed off arsenic instead of phosphorous.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Science is like a blabbermouth that ruins the end of a movie. Well I say there are things we don't want the answers to. Important things.' Ned Flanders

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