SGU Episode 645
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|SGU Episode 645|
|November 18th 2017|
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|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|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Forgotten Superheroes of Science ()
- 3 News Items
- 4 Who's That Noisy? ()
- 5 Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()
- 6 Science or Fiction ()
- 7 Skeptical Quote of the Week ()
- 8 Signoff/Announcements ()
- 9 Today I Learned
- 10 References
Voiceover: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
Forgotten Superheroes of Science ()
- Mary Swartz Rose, 1874-1941
(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]
Scientists’ Warning ()
Digital Pills ()
Fact Checking on Facebook ()
Fast Electron Emissions ()
Who's That Noisy? ()
- Answer to last week’s Noisy: _brief_description_perhaps_with_link_
New Noisy ()
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Correction #1: Regarding the German Language ()
Science or Fiction ()
|Fiction||new haven colony|
|Science||king philip's war|
|Jay||king philip's war|
’'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.
Item #2: Sweden attempted to establish themselves in the new world, creating New Sweden in Delaware, Southern New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania.
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. 
Steve Explains Item #1
Steve Explains Item #2
Steve Explains Item #3
Skeptical 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
S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.
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Today I Learned
- Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference
- BioScience: World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice
- Bloomberg: Digital Pill That Tracks Use When Swallowed Gets FDA Approval
- Neurologica: Fact-checking on Facebook
- ScienceDaily: The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom
- Listverse: 10 Little-Known Facts About Early America
- The Swedish Colonial Society: A Brief History of New Sweden in America
- History.com: King Philip’s War
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