SGU Episode 763

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SGU Episode 763
February 22nd 2020
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SGU 762 SGU 764
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
Guest
GH: George Hrab
Quote of the Week
The Seven Social Sins: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle.
Frederic Lewis Donaldson, Anglican priest
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Introduction[edit]

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


COVID-19 Update ()[edit]

News Items[edit]

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

The Oldest Crater and Snowball Earth ()[edit]

The Broomstick Challenge ()[edit]

Hypoallergenic Cats ()[edit]

Betelgeuse, Supernova, and Neutrinos ()[edit]

Genetics of Dating ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction sasquatch
Science dense rainforests
Science ice and snow fields
Science seahawk mascot
Host Result
Rogue Guess
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Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Pacific Northwest
Item #1: The name Sasquatch dervies from the First Nation name, Sasq'et, which did refer to a hairy wild man but by tradition was diminutive in size.[6]
Item #2: The Pacific Northwest contains rainforests with the highest biomass density on Earth.[7]
Item #3: Washington state has over 3,000 perennial ice and snow fields, including 186 named glaciers.[8]
Item #4: The seahawk is not a real bird, and the NFL team uses an African Augur Hawk as their live mascot.[9]

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Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

The Seven Social Sins: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle.
Frederic Lewis Donaldson (1860-1953), Anglican priest

Signoff/Announcements ()[edit]

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

S: Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information, visit us at theskepticsguide.org. Send your questions to info@theskepticsguide.org. And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to patreon.com/SkepticsGuide and consider becoming a patron and becoming part of the SGU community. Our listeners and supporters are what make SGU possible.

Today I Learned[edit]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[10]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description


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