SGU Episode 455

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SGU Episode 455
March 29th 2014
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SGU 454 SGU 456
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence skepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.
Denis Diderot
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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]

News Items[edit]

Oil Pulling ()[edit]

Wikipedia Standards ()[edit]

Techno Fossils ()[edit]

Twin Prime Conjecture ()[edit]

Asteroid with Rings ()[edit]

David Gorski and Bob Blaskiewicz ()[edit]

  • regarding Stanislaw Brazinski

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Scientists report that they have been able to create a quantum entanglement between two particles in 103 dimensions, breaking the previous record of 11 dimensions. Item #2: Researchers have built logic circuits out of slime molds, opening the door to slime-based computing. Item #3: A new study finds that the amount of time spent playing online games correlates with increasing non-virtual social isolation.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence skepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.' Denis Diderot

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