SGU Episode 765

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SGU Episode 765
March 7th 2020
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SGU 764 SGU 766
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria
Guest
AD: Ann Druyan
Quote of the Week
The return on investment in global health is tremendous, and the biggest bang for the buck comes from vaccines. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history.
Seth Berkley, American medical epidemiologist
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Show Notes
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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]

Swindler's List ()[edit]

  • Tax Scams

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

Dinosaur Proteins and DNA ()[edit]

Wetlands vs. Levees ()[edit]

Largest Explosion ()[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]

Interview with Ann Druyan ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Robots/Cyborgs
Item #1: Researchers have developed the first robotic hand prosthetic with finger-level precise control.[5]
Item #2: Engineers have developed a robotic device that can draw blood and even insert catheters into blood vessels automatically.[6]
Item #3: Researchers have developed smart contact lenses that can dynamically adjust their focal length to bring any distance into focus.[7]

Cara's Response[edit]

Evan's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

SoF (765)
Fiction
contact lenses
Fiction
{{{fiction2}}}
Rogue Guess
Cara contact lenses
Evan contact lenses
Jay contact lenses
Bob contact lenses
{{{rogue5}}} {{{answer5}}}
Host Result
Steve swept
Other Items
robotic hand
robot surgeon
{{{otheritem3}}}


Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

The return on investment in global health is tremendous, and the biggest bang for the buck comes from vaccines. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history.
Seth Berkley M.D., medical epidemiologist, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and a global advocate on the power of vaccines. He is also the founder and former president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).

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[8]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description


References[edit]

Vocabulary[edit]


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