SGU Episode 401

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SGU Episode 401
23rd March 2012
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SGU 400 SGU 402
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella


Quote of the Week
I appear as a skeptic, who believes that doubt is the great engine, the great fuel of all inquiry, all discovery and all innovation.
Christopher Hitchens
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Introduction[edit]

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

This Day in Skepticism (1:50)[edit]

  • March 23, 1989: Pons and Fleischmann announce the experimental production of "N-Fusion", which was quickly labeled by the press as cold fusion.

News Items[edit]

Marshmallow Test (4:42)[edit]

Bacteria Everywhere (13:19)[edit]

Acupuncture HIV (19:28)[edit]

Dr. Oz Sued (26:30)[edit]

New Pope (36:14)[edit]

Special Report: Why Worry? (44:26)[edit]

Who's That Noisy? (1:01:34)[edit]

Science or Fiction (1:05:00)[edit]

Item #1: Scientists have successfully tested a coal combustion process that extracts energy from coal without burning it while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced. Item #2: A new study finds that eye injuries from laser pointers have been increasing, with over 500 reported cases in 2012 in the US. And item #3: A recent analysis of published English-language books shows a steady trend toward decreasing use of emotional words throughout the 20th century.

Announcements[edit]

NECSS Update (1:11:01)[edit]

Science or Fiction (answers) (1:16:18)[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:22:49)[edit]

I appear as a skeptic, who believes that doubt is the great engine, the great fuel of all inquiry, all discovery and all innovation.

Christopher Hitchens

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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