SGU Episode 627

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SGU Episode 627
July 15th 2017
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SGU 626 SGU 628
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Introduction[edit]

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

Special Segment: A special message for NECSS from the International Space Station ()[edit]

News Items ()[edit]

The One Law of Robotics ()[edit]

Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi ()[edit]

Quickie with Bob - Gravitational Waves and Extra Dimensions ()[edit]

Homeopathy Banned from Pharmacies in Australia ()[edit]

Placentophagy ()[edit]

Planck's Constant ()[edit]

Cleaver Therapy ()[edit]

Disrupting Microphones ()[edit]

What's the Word ()[edit]

  • Portmanteau

Dumbest Thing of the Week ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new study finds that states with stricter child safety seat laws, including significant fines, on average reduces the rate of unrestrained children in half. Item #2: A new Baltimore study finds that poorer neighborhoods have larger mosquito populations. Item #3: Researchers find that young children learn twice as many new words when read to from books with only one picture per page than ones with two or more pictures.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.' - J. Robert Oppenheimer

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