SGU Episode 624

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SGU Episode 624
June 24th 2017
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SGU 623                      SGU 625

Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella

B: Bob Novella

C: Cara Santa Maria

J: Jay Novella

E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week

Most people cherish their memories, but I know from my work just how much fiction is already in there.

Elizabeth Loftus

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

What's the Word ()[edit]

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News Items[edit]

Relational Reasoning in Computers ()[edit]

Big Bang Problems ()[edit]

Breatharians ()[edit]

Biodynamic Farming ()[edit]

Coconut Oil Pseudoscience ()[edit]

Questions and Emails[edit]

Question #1: Follow up on metabolism ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new analysis of the English language over 1,000 years finds that word use changes in unpredictable ways and is strongly influenced by high profile individuals. Item #2: A new study finds that American 19 year-olds are as sedentary as 60 year-olds. Item #3: A survey of 2000 exoplanets finds a distinct gap in the size of worlds from 1.75 to 2.0 times the size of Earth for as yet unknown reasons.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

"Most people cherish their memories, but I know from my work just how much fiction is already in there." Elizabeth Loftus

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