SGU Episode 659

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SGU Episode 659
February 24th 2018
659 superbrain yoga.jpg

Superbrain Yoga and ADHD

SGU 658                      SGU 660

Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella

B: Bob Novella

C: Cara Santa Maria

J: Jay Novella

E: Evan Bernstein

Quote of the Week

It is absolutely essential that one should be neutral and not fall in love with the hypothesis.

David Douglass, American physicist

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Voice-over: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

Evan's metalcore concert adventure (2:39)[edit]


Forgotten Superheroes of Science (10:15)[edit]

News Items[edit]






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

Satellite Broadband (13:31)[edit]

Superbrain Yoga (21:55)[edit]

Video Game Violence (33:39)[edit]

Who's That Noisy? (48:19)[edit]

New Noisy (53:56)[edit]

[hissing, whirring, and intermittent chittering]

It could be anything.

Name That Logical Fallacy (57:32)[edit]



Correction #1: Cellulose vs. Collagen (1:04:45)[edit]

Correction #2: Analemma (1:06:14)[edit]

Science or Fiction (1:15:13)[edit]

Theme: Water

Item #1: Water is paramagnetic, which means it is attracted to a magnetic field.[4]
Item #2: About 6,800 gallons of water is required to grow a day's food for a family of four.[5]
Item #3: Water will dissolve more substances than sulfuric acid.[6]

Answer Item
Fiction Water is paramagnetic
Science 6,800 gal for a day's food
Dissolves more substances
Host Result
Steve clever
Rogue Guess

Voice-over: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Bob's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Evan's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:27:45)[edit]

It is absolutely essential that one should be neutral and not fall in love with the hypothesis.
David Douglass, American physicist


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

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Today I Learned[edit]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[7]
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