SGU Episode 645

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SGU Episode 645
November 18th 2017
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SGU 644 SGU 646
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella


Quote of the Week
Everyone is ignorant in some way or another. Ignorance is our deepest secret. And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.
Vera Nazarian, Armenian-Russian American writer
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Introduction[edit]

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


Forgotten Superheroes of Science ()[edit]

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]

Scientists’ Warning ()[edit]

Digital Pills ()[edit]

Fact Checking on Facebook ()[edit]

Fast Electron Emissions ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: _brief_description_perhaps_with_link_

New Noisy ()[edit]

[_short_vague_description_of_Noisy]

Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()[edit]

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Correction #1: Regarding the German Language ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction new haven colony
Science colonial swedes
Science king philip's war
Host Result
Steve sweep
Rogue Guess
Bob colonial swedes
Evan colonial swedes
Jay king philip's war
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’'Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Early Settlers
Item #1: The New Haven Colony, founded in 1638, was considered the most progressive in New England. Their charter guaranteed religious freedom, banned slavery, and established public education.[5]
Item #2: Sweden attempted to establish themselves in the new world, creating New Sweden in Delaware, Southern New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania.[6]
Item #3: The deadliest war in America, in terms of per capita deaths, was King Philip’s war in New England in 1675-76, which saw the complete destruction of 12 settlements. [7]

Bob's Response[edit]

Evan's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

Everyone is ignorant in some way or another. Ignorance is our deepest secret. And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.
Vera Nazarian, Armenian-Russian American writer

Signoff/Announcements ()[edit]

S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.

S: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at theskepticsguide.org, where you will find the show notes as well as links to our blogs, videos, online forum, and other content. You can send us feedback or questions to info@theskepticsguide.org. Also, please consider supporting the SGU by visiting the store page on our website, where you will find merchandise, premium content, and subscription information. Our listeners are what make SGU possible.

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Today I Learned[edit]

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