SGU Episode 643

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SGU Episode 643
November 4th 2017
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Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
I believe that a person should take an affirmative outlook. There are always problems in life, old and new, uncertainties, and unexpected contingencies. The optimal way to deal with this is not to give up in despair, but to move ahead using the best intelligence and resources that we have to overcome adversity.
Paul Kurtz
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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]

  • Epistemology

News Items[edit]

Halloween Bad Reporting ()[edit]

Skeptical Activism Down Under ()[edit]

  • Report from Dr. Rachie

Conspiracy Thinking ()[edit]

Lava Tubes on the Moon ()[edit]

T. rex Arms ()[edit]

Raccoon Intelligence ()[edit]

Millennials and Religion ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: During World War II a Nazi plan to blow up the Hoover dam was narrowly thwarted by an observant fisherman who reported the agents' suspicious activity. Item #2: Las Vegas serves 60 thousand pounds of shrimp every day, more than the rest of the United States combined. Item #3: In the 1950s atomic testing was conducted just 65 miles North of Las Vegas and was clearly visible from the casinos and promoted as a tourist attraction.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'I believe that a person should take an affirmative outlook. There are always problems in life, old and new, uncertainties, and unexpected contingencies. The optimal way to deal with this is not to give up in despair, but to move ahead using the best intelligence and resources that we have to overcome adversity.' - Paul Kurtz

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