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SGU Episode 441
December 28th 2013
SGU 440 SGU 442
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week
Not wrong, there is just more to learn.
The Doctor
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You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

This Day in Skepticism ()[edit]

  • December 28 1895: The Lumière brothers hold their first public film screening.

Year in Review ()[edit]

  • Best and Worst of 2013: The SGU discusses Listener picks and their own

News Items[edit]

2013 Year in Science ()[edit]

  • Best and Worst science news of 2013

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Grand Prize Winner: iPuppy

In Memoriam ()[edit]

  • Dr. Narendra Dabholkar
  • Frederick Sanger August 13, 1918 - November 19, 2013 Age 95 Double Nobel winner
  • Scott Carpenter May 1, 1925 - October 10, 2013 Age 88 Second US astronaut in orbit
  • Aaron Swartz: Internet innovator & activist (Died Jan. 11, age 26) – hand in RSS
  • Andre Cassagnes: Etch A Sketch inventor (Died Jan. 16, age 86)
  • Douglas Engelbart: Father of the computer mouse (Died July 2, age 88)
  • Amar Bose: Founder of Bose (Died July 12, age 83)
  • Ray Dolby: sound pioneer (Died Sept. 12, age 80)
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Tom Clancy
  • Frederik Pohl
  • Michael Ansara – Star Trek’s Kang
  • Virginia Johnson – of Masters and Johnson
  • Jim Kelly – age 67, Enter the Dragon
  • Duane Gish
  • Sylvia Browne
  • Lloyd Pye
  • Harold Camping
  • Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr. August 24, 2013 Physician who told of handling Roswell debris
  • Paul Crouch Televangelist and founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network
  • Augusto Odone father of Lorenzo

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Scientists discover quadruple helix DNA in human cells. Item #2: Researchers find that bilingual children have a significantly higher IQ score compared to matched monolingual controls. Item #3: Scientists discover the mechanism by which the single-celled organism, Tetrahymena thermophile, has seven sexes.

Announcements ()[edit]

  • SGU Conferences 2014: NECSS – April 11-13, New YorkAustralia – Nov 28-30, SydneyNew Zealand- Dec 5-7, Aukland

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Not wrong, there is just more to learn.”- The Doctor

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