SGU Episode 772

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SGU Episode 772
April 25th 2020
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SGU 771 SGU 773
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella


Quote of the Week
Induction, analogy, hypotheses founded upon facts and rectified continually by new observations, a happy tact given by nature and strengthened by numerous comparisons of its indications with experience, such are the principal means for arriving at truth.
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French naturalist
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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]

Science: the Endless Frontier ()[edit]

Bizarre Bacteria ()[edit]

UV Light and Covid-19 ()[edit]

Diamond Energy Storage ()[edit]

Reproducing Cactus Coral ()[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]

Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()[edit]

considering using block quotes for emails read aloud in this segment

Question #1: False Negatives ()[edit]

Subject: Should we be worrying about false negatives for Coronavirus testing?

Message: I've been seeing claims on Facebook where people state that COVID19 testing is "30% inaccurate," is just a placebo, and that we should not even bother with it. No citations of course, but I think they are referencing this article: The Conversation: Coronavirus - How accurate are Coronavirus tests?[6] I'd love to hear a more in depth analysis of the subject!
– Kyle Hall, Erie, PA

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction drone delivery
Science rain to volcano
Science coffee & sensitivity
Host Result
Rogue Guess
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Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: Scientists have concluded that heavy rainfall triggered the Kīlauea volcano eruption in May 2018.[7]
Item #2: A new study finds that drones are more energy efficient than diesel delivery vans in urban settings.[8]
Item #3: Researchers find that drinking coffee (regular or decaffeinated), over the short term, significantly increases sensitivity to sweetness and decreases sensitivity to bitterness.[9]

_Rogue_ Response[edit]

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_Host_ Explains Item #_n_[edit]

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Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

Induction, analogy, hypotheses founded upon facts and rectified continually by new observations, a happy tact given by nature and strengthened by numerous comparisons of its indications with experience, such are the principal means for arriving at truth.
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829), French naturalist

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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Vocabulary[edit]


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