SGU Episode 773

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SGU Episode 773
May 2nd 2020
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SGU 772 SGU 774
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella


Quote of the Week
Naturopaths want to be able to do everything an MD wants to do — but they also want to practice essentially witchcraft.
Britt Marie Hermes
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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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B:

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E:

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

New Row of Periodic Table ()[edit]

Safest Coffee ()[edit]

Pentagon UFO Videos ()[edit]

Malaria Vaccine ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? ()[edit]

New Noisy ()[edit]

[Baby animals making squeaking sounds]

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

considering using block quotes for emails read aloud in this segment

Question #1: Research Obligations ()[edit]

Moral Obligation concerning scientific study during a pandemic Message: Hi SGU squad love the show and wanted to get your takes on Dr.Fauci stating in a pandemic it is the moral obligation of the researcher to notify the participants who are on the placebo of the positive effects of the actual drug based only on the non published and reviewed results of the study they are participating in Thanks! Stay healthy and keep up the great work Article below: NBC News: Remdesivir shows promising results for coronavirus, Fauci says[6] – Occam’s Chainsaw, TX

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Extinct Mammals
Item #1: Hoplitomeryx matthei is an extinct deer (11-4.3 mya) that sported saber-like upper canine fangs, and five horns, including a central horn from its forehead.[7]
Item #2: The largest ever confirmed land mammal was a rhino relative, Paraceratherium, standing over five meters at the shoulder and weighing up to four times more than adult African elephants.[8]
Item #3: During the Pleistocene period of Malta there lived giant swans that were larger and heavier than the local dwarf elephants.[9]

Evan's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

SoF (773)
Fiction
giant swan
Fiction
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Rogue Guess
Evan giant rhino
Bob giant rhino
Cara giant swan
Jay giant swan
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Host Result
Steve win
Other Items
fanged deer


Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

Naturopaths want to be able to do everything an MD wants to do — but they also want to practice essentially witchcraft.
Britt Marie Hermes, former naturopathic doctor, now a critic of naturopathy and alternative medicine

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

References[edit]

Vocabulary[edit]


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