SGU Episode 602

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SGU Episode 602
January 21st 2017
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SGU 601                      SGU 603

Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella

B: Bob Novella

C: Cara Santa Maria

J: Jay Novella

E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week

Even scientists are not immune from the perceptual distortions to which we are all subjected.

Massimo Polidoro

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Show Notes
Forum Discussion


  • Bob at L.A. Skeptical conference

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

Forgotten Superheroes of Science (1:57)[edit]

  • Dorothy Andersen: Dorothy Andersen (1901 – 1963) was an American Doctor who was the very first person to identify and describe cystic fibrosis

News Items[edit]

E-Waste (6:49)[edit]

IBM Predicts Future Tech (17:49)[edit]

Returning to the Moon (31:25)[edit]

(Commercial at 39:45)

Two Trillion Galaxies (41:16)[edit]

Who's That Noisy (47:09)[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Organ

Interview with James Randi (49:25)[edit]

(Commercial at 1:09:39)

Science or Fiction (1:10:40)[edit]

Item #1: Carl Sagan was the first scientist to publicly warn about the possibility of manmade global warming from greenhouse gas emissions, in a 1980 essay. Item #2: The 15 hottest years on record since 1880 have all been since 1998. Item #3: Climate models show that even if CO2 emissions were stopped entirely, global temperatures would continue to rise for at least a century.

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:32:43)[edit]

'Even scientists are not immune from the perceptual distortions to which we are all subjected.' Massimo Polidoro

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