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SGU Episode 618
May 13th 2017
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SGU 617 SGU 619
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
...all the atoms of our bodies will be blown into space in the disintegration of the solar system, to live on forever as mass or energy. That's what we should be teaching our children, not fairy tales about angels and seeing grandma in heaven
Carolyn Porco
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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]

  • Lillian Gilbreth: Lillian Gilbreth, Psychologist and Industrial Engineer, She was a pioneer in workplace flow and design.

News Items[edit]

Satellite Broadband ()[edit]

Antivaccine Pseudoscience ()[edit]

Measles Outbreak ()[edit]

A Lot of Gas ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Laser

What's The Word ()[edit]

  • Confabulate

Questions and E-mails[edit]

Question #1: Electric Universe ()[edit]

Hey SGU team! I've been a listener for a couple years now and love the show. I had a friend trying to tell me a while ago how modern cosmology is wrong and that we live in an 'electric universe'. His links seemed pretty bogus and threw up red flags right away. Have you ever covered this on the show? I tried to search if you had but couldn't find anything. Thanks for any feedback! Keep up the great work!

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: So far specimens have been found from at least 18 individuals, and researchers expect the cave contain many more specimens. Item #2: Evidence suggests that the naledi bones were likely brought to the cave by predators. Item #3: Although the naledi specimens share primitive traits with Australopithecines millions of years old, the remains have been dated to between 335 and 236 thousand years ago.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'...all the atoms of our bodies will be blown into space in the disintegration of the solar system, to live on forever as mass or energy. That's what we should be teaching our children, not fairy tales about angels and seeing grandma in heaven' -Carolyn Porco

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