SGU Episode 487

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SGU Episode 487
November 8th 2014
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SGU 486 SGU 488
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
Guest
DY: David Young
Quote of the Week
Boy, the idea of chaos is a scary proposition to some people. It is a scary proposition. And they will believe some ridiculous things to avoid the idea of having to deal with chaos. I say bring it on.
George Hrab
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Introduction[edit]

  • Interview with David Young about the Hong Kong Skeptics.

You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

This Day in Skepticism (7:48)[edit]

  • November 8, 1895: While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

News Items[edit]

Virgin Galactic Crash (11:40)[edit]

Homeopathy for Ebola (18:50)[edit]

Fanged Deer (25:53)[edit]

Time Undone (31:28)[edit]

(Commercial at 40:46)

Center of our Galaxy (42:52)[edit]

Feng Shui (47:44)[edit]

Who's That Noisy (59:27)[edit]

  • Answer to last week: stone on ice

Announcement (1:03:23)[edit]

  • SGU tour

Science or Fiction (1:04:35)[edit]

Item #1:Guard geese Item #2: Some police stations in China use guard geese instead of dogs to keep watch at night. Item #3: The Guiness Book of World Records lists Ma Yu Ching's Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng as the oldest documented restaurant in the world, in continuous operation in the same location since 1153 AD.

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:22:04)[edit]

'Boy, the idea of chaos is a scary proposition to some people. It is a scary proposition. And they will believe some ridiculous things to avoid the idea of having to deal with chaos. I say bring it on.' - George Hrab

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