SGU Episode 461

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SGU Episode 461
May 10th 2014
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SGU 460 SGU 462
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.
William Harwood
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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]

  • April 26, 1986: Chernobyl Disaster

News Items[edit]

Black Salve ()[edit]

Tetraquarks ()[edit]

Homeopathy Report ()[edit]

Stradivarius Study ()[edit]

Video Game Aggression ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: The first European settlers of Boston called the region Trebis Faba, which means 'three beans.' Item #2: It's against the law to refer to any part of the day as 'Happy Hour.' Item #3: The fig newton is named after the Boston suburb of Newton. Item #4: The Boston Redsocks baseball team has patented the color known as Fenway Green.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.”- William Harwood

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