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SGU Episode 616
April 29th 2017
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SGU 615 SGU 617
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
The power to tell real from fake doesn't come from being a world expert or mistrusting every single thing you see. It comes from an honest willingness to change your opinions and beliefs based on new facts. So, learn to enjoy being wrong. The world might start making more sense, you won't feel quite as out of step with the rest of humanity, your words won't cause needless pain to people who suffered real tragedies, and the words of others won't sway you into believing myths over truth.
Captain Disillusion
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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]

  • Peggy Whitson: Peggy Whitson born in 1960, is a biochemical scientist and astronaut who has attained a plethora of impressive firsts

News Items[edit]

Worms that Eat Plastic ()[edit]

Artificial Photosynthesis ()[edit]

Historical Jesus ()[edit]

Hobbit Update ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Comet

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Socrates left behind no writings. We know of him only from the accounts of others. Item #2: The ancient Greeks greatly revered large penis size, which they believed was a source of strength and courage. Item #3: There were proctologists in ancient Egypt who were called, neru phuyt, which literally translates to 'shepherd of the anus'.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

"The power to tell real from fake doesn't come from being a world expert or mistrusting every single thing you see. It comes from an honest willingness to change your opinions and beliefs based on new facts. So, learn to enjoy being wrong. The world might start making more sense, you won't feel quite as out of step with the rest of humanity, your words won't cause needless pain to people who suffered real tragedies, and the words of others won't sway you into believing myths over truth." - Captain Disillusion

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