SGU Episode 641

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SGU Episode 641
October 21st 2017
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SGU 640 SGU 642
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
I'm scared to death about the denial of science. Science is real. Science is the most real thing in our world, other than nature. I'm hoping we'll all get back to a place where we can really understand that science is tested knowledge.
Harrison Ford
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Introduction[edit]

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

What's the Word ()[edit]

  • Epicenter

News Items[edit]

Climate Sensitivity ()[edit]

More Gravitational Waves ()[edit]

Alleged Abductee Runs for Congress ()[edit]

Crime Scene DNA ()[edit]

Movie Review: Bladerunner 2049[edit]

Questions and Emails[edit]

Question#1: Thermos Follow Up ()[edit]

New answers to thermos mystery.

Question #2: Mindfulness Follow Up ()[edit]

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/is-mindfulness-meditation-science-based/

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: An Atoll is a ring-shaped island that is left behind after its barrier reef has died. Item #2: A coral’s mouth is also its anus. Item #3: Individual coral polyps may be male, female, both, or neither and corals reproduce either sexually or asexually. Item #4: Tropical white sand is mostly comprised of coral that was pooped out of a parrot fish.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'I'm scared to death about the denial of science. Science is real. Science is the most real thing in our world, other than nature. I'm hoping we'll all get back to a place where we can really understand that science is tested knowledge.' -Harrison Ford

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