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SGU Episode 612
April 1st 2017
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SGU 611 SGU 613
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly. To expect the world to receive a new truth, or even an old truth, without challenging it, is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur.
Alfred Russel Wallace
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Introduction[edit]

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

Forgotten Superheroes of Science ()[edit]

  • Jane Cooke Wright: Jane Cooke Wright: was a pioneering woman cancer researcher who saved thousands of lives with her innovative drugs and techniques

News Items[edit]

Redrawing Dinosaur Clade ()[edit]

Bird Evolution ()[edit]

Elon Musk on AI ()[edit]

Smelling Breast Cancer ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: stick-slip

What's The Word ()[edit]

  • Frisson

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Two dinosaurs, a velociraptor and a protoceratops, were preserved in a literal action pose, in the act of combat as they clawed and bit each other. Item #2: Most dinosaurs did not chew their food, but hadrosaurs did, with their (approximately) 1000 teeth. Item #3: Sauropods, the largest dinosaurs, had an enlargement at the base of their spinal cords that acted as a relay center or second brain.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

"Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly. To expect the world to receive a new truth, or even an old truth, without challenging it, is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur." - Alfred Russel Wallace

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