SGU Episode 768

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SGU Episode 768
March 28th 2020
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SGU 767 SGU 769
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
The way infectious diseases have begun to come back shows that we remain caught in the web of life - permanently and irretrievably- no matter how clever we are at altering what we do not like, or how successful we become at displacing other species.
William H. McNeill, historian
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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]

COV-2 Has Natural Origin ()[edit]

Snake Oil for COVID-19 ()[edit]

Fake Dead Sea Scrolls ()[edit]

Cannabinoids for Acute Pain ()[edit]

Why Do Females Outlive Males? ()[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]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: A new study finds that learning through VR was no different in outcome from traditional computer or hands-on learning methods.[6]
Item #2: The results of a new study suggest that snake venom evolved largely for hunting prey, and not self-defense.[7]
Item #3: A new study finds that renewable energy plants can be placed safely in protected regions with little environmental impact.[8]

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Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

The way infectious diseases have begun to come back shows that we remain caught in the web of life–permanently and irretrievably–no matter how clever we are at altering what we do not like, or how successful we become at displacing other species.
William H. McNeill, historian

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[9]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description


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