SGU Episode 663

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SGU Episode 663
March 24th 2018
663 free speech.jpg

"A GMU student set up this sign and was actively inviting students into the university's "free speech zone" as a way to raise awareness and discussion over free speech rights on campus. He was doing it as a class project for an Art as Social Action course." Source: Flickr, 2005

SGU 662                      SGU 664

Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
Quote of the Week

It gets on my nerves when people say science doesn't know everything. Science knows it doesn't know everything, otherwise it would stop. Just because science doesn't know everything doesn't mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy-tale appeals to you.

Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian

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Show Notes
Forum Topic

Introduction, Nor’easters, forest visits, "Puma 22"[edit]

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

( links for Cara's mentions: P-22's decade in Griffith Park NPS Puma Profiles: P-022 )

What's the Word? (6:51)[edit]

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News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

NASA's Hammer (14:13)[edit]

ESP on CBS (20:22)[edit]

Free Speech (31:04)[edit]

imprimatur[v 2]

Who's That Noisy? (53:15)[edit]

Answer to previous Noisy:
High speed Morse telegraphy in binary that translates, in ASCII, to SGU

New Noisy (57:31)[edit]

[_short_vague_description_of_Noisy]

... what that is

Email #1: Meat Consumption (58:09)[edit]

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with_reduced_spacing_for_long_chunks –

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10335 antibiotics

10739 b12

10956 ghg

11305 water

11422 sum up vegan

Science or Fiction (1:26:12)[edit]

Item #1: Scientists report the first discovery of a mutation in non-functional (junk) DNA linked to an inherited disease.[5]
Item #2: By using a filter designed for car exhaust, scientists have reduced the carcinogens and improved the taste of smoked foods.[6]
Item #3: In a recent survey 21% of respondents reported experiencing visual-auditory synesthesia.[7]

Answer Item
Fiction Junk DNA & inherited disease
Science Exhaust filter & smoked foods
Science
Visual-auditory synesthesia
Host Result
Steve win
Rogue Guess
Bob
Junk DNA & inherited disease
Evan
Junk DNA & inherited disease
Cara
Junk DNA & inherited disease
Jay
Visual-auditory synesthesia

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

Bob's Response[edit]

Evan's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

(find the animated gif?)

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:42:11)[edit]

It gets on my nerves when people say science doesn't know everything. Science knows it doesn't know everything, otherwise it would stop. Just because science doesn't know everything doesn't mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy-tale appeals to you.

Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian


Signoff/Announcements (1:42:59)[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]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[8]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Vocabulary[edit]

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