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SGU Episode 469
July 5th 2014
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SGU 468 SGU 470
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
Where there is evidence, no one speaks of faith. We do not speak of faith that two and two are four or that the earth is round.We only speak of faith when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence.
Bertrand Russell
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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]

  • July 5, 1810: Happy Birthday to PT Barnum

News Items[edit]

Food Fears ()[edit]

Higgs Follow Up ()[edit]

Free Will ()[edit]

Rights of the Unvaccinated ()[edit]

KFC Hoax ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: revealed next week

Questions and Emails[edit]

Question #1: Isagenix ()[edit]

Recently, my older sister has been ranting and raving about Isagenix. At first I figured it was just another health craze she'd latched on to. But then I heard her talking about a sales model that sounding suspiciously like a multi-level marketing scheme and I was instantly suspicious of the entire thing.I did some research and very quickly discovered an article on sciencebasedmedicine. My sister is notoriously bad with money and has never been particularly good at spotting a scam. I'm just really worried this might significantly impact her life for the worse and I'd like some help trying to steer her away from this path.Austin BaysingerDavie, Florida

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Relatively speaking, Earth is smoother than a bowling ball. Item #2: There are about 8.6 million lightning strikes per day on Earth. Item #3: All the Earth’s gold could cover the entire surface of the planet to a depth of 1.5 feet (0.45 meters). Item #4: There is about as much volume of ice in Antartica as there is water in the Atlantic ocean.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Where there is evidence, no one speaks of faith. We do not speak of faith that two and two are four or that the earth is round.We only speak of faith when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence.”Bertrand Russell

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