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SGU Episode 466
June 14th 2014
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SGU 465 SGU 467
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
Anyone is entitled to have his hunch, but before a hunch can attain even the modest dignity of an informed guess it needs to be shaped by an understanding of the evidence.
Thomas Charles Edwards
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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]

Turing Test ()[edit]

Psychic Fails ()[edit]

Origin of the Moon ()[edit]

Dragon V2 ()[edit]

NASA Starship ()[edit]

Smallest Sun ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: River Otters

Questions and Emails[edit]

Question #1: Schizophrenia or Possession ()[edit]

Non-science efforts (alternative med and now here, religion) create their own journals b/c they can't publish in real journals and then promote this absolute CRAP! I can hear Jay absolutely losing his mind about this… which paradoxically is helping me to keep mine… http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/academic-journal-suggests-that-demonic-possession-may-cause-schizophrenia/Just the worst. Rick RiessBostonhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10943-012-9673-y#page-1

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new study concludes that the internet is not responsible for the decline of the newspaper industry. (submitted by David Brown) Item #2: Scientists have discovered the most ancient fox ancestor, an arctic breed found with gnawed mammoth bones indicating the foxes were scavengers. Item #3: Engineers have developed a method for creating inflatable concrete domed structures and have built the first test structure.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Anyone is entitled to have his hunch, but before a hunch can attain even the modest dignity of an informed guess it needs to be shaped by an understanding of the evidence.”Thomas Charles Edwards

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