SGU Episode 600

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SGU Episode 600
January 7th 2017
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SGU 599 SGU 601
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
Guest
G: George Hrab
Quote of the Week
We (skeptics) want to teach kids that it’s through science the true wonder and beauty of nature can be revealed. But it's vital they learn how we all can be fooled and tricked. That's where a skeptical approach comes in. Teaching kids not to always believe everything they are told and teaching them how to put claims to the test.
Richard Saunders, The Skeptic Zone Podcast
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Introduction[edit]

  • SGU's Episode 600, George Hrab's 500th episode

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

In Memoriam (6:33)[edit]

  • Follow up 2016 in memoriam Vera Rubin, Carrie Fischer

Psychic Predictions (10:50)[edit]

  • Psychic Predictions: The rogues review predictions for 2016 and make their own for 2017

(Commercial at 50:17)

News Items[edit]

Motivated Reasoning (51:48)[edit]

Deep Sea Discoveries (1:05:19)[edit]

Who's That Noisy (1:12:54)[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Monkey

Science or Fiction (1:16:36)[edit]

Item #1: In 1835, James Bowman Lindsay demonstrated the first incandescent light bulb, 43 years before Thomas Edison began work on his bulb. Item #2: Both the Franklin Stove and bifocals were not original to Benjamin Franklin, but French inventions he popularized in America. Item #3: Ernest Duchesne presented for his PhD thesis in 1897 his research finding that Penicillium molds produced a substance which killed bacteria and could be used to treat bacterial infections, 31 years prior to Alexander Fleming’s discovery.

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:39:20)[edit]

'We (skeptics) want to teach kids that it's through science the true wonder and beauty of nature can be revealed. But it's vital they learn how we all can be fooled and tricked. That's where a skeptical approach comes in. Teaching kids not to always believe everything they are told and teaching them how to put claims to the test.' - Richard Saunders, The Skeptic Zone Podcast

Geologic Podcast Discussion (1:40:42)[edit]

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