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SGU Episode 633
August 26th 2017
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SGU 632 SGU 634
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.
Hypatia of Alexandrea
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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]

  • Mary Baltz: Mary Baltz was the first woman soil scientist in the field for the USDA's Soil Conservation Service

News Items[edit]

Vitamins and Cancer ()[edit]

Panera – Marketing Fear ()[edit]

FAST Radio Dish ()[edit]

Outcomes and Gay Marriage ()[edit]

Cyborg Bacteria ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Apprehension instrument

What's The Word ()[edit]

  • Syzygy

Questions and E-mails[edit]

Question #1: Farts ()[edit]

Clearly farting makes you have less mass, but does it make you weigh more, or less? Figured this would be a good question for the show, since farts are always funny. Always. Here is a forum post with some interesting discussion points. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=550760 Conrad Fargo, ND

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: NASA is predicting that in November there will be 15 days of complete darkness. Item #2: The LA Police Department plans to spend $1 billion on jet packs for their officers. Item #3: A killer goose the size of an ostrich menaced visitors to Isle Royale national park in Michigan, killing 3 people, and has yet to be captured.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.' Hypatia of Alexandrea

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