SGU Episode 329

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SGU Episode 329
November 5th 2011
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SGU 328 SGU 330
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'The advance of scientific knowledge does not seem to make either our universe or our inner life in it any less mysterious'.
JBS Haldane
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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]

  • November 5, 1892: JBS Haldane in born

News Items ()[edit]

Climate Change Confirmaion ()[edit]

Steve Job's Cancer ()[edit]

New GPS ()[edit]

Pre-Clovis Find ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Deepak Chopra

Questions and Emails ()[edit]

Question #1 - Brush Before or After ()[edit]

Hi, I've been looking for this, haven't found an answer. Some say that brushing teeth before breakfast is a must, because bacteria accumulates in the mouth during sleep, and you would swallow them, if you ate breakfast. I find it hard to believe, but i have not found any evidence to suggest either way. Would appreciate an opinion! - Olav Kokovkin Estonia

Name That Logical Fallacy ()[edit]

  • Name That Logical Fallacy
What logical fallacy is committed when A causes B, B is observed, then a claim is made that A is true ignoring any other possible causes for B? - Dale Freya Brisbane Australia

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A study finds that children raised in a punitive environment where they are physically punished tell lies more often and convincingly. Item #2: New research finds that international ranking in chess strongly correlates with the number of hours practiced, regardless of other factors. Item #3: Researchers find evidence that, prior to 750 million years ago, the earth's oceans were highly sulfidic - essentially poisonous to multicellular animals and acting as a barrier to their evolution.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'The advance of scientific knowledge does not seem to make either our universe or our inner life in it any less mysterious'. - JBS Haldane

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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