SGU Episode 805

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SGU Episode 805
December 12th 2020
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SGU 804 SGU 806
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
That which parents should take care of (here) is to distinguish between the wants of fancy, and those of nature.
John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education
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Show Notes
Forum Topic

Introduction[edit]

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

COVID-19 Update ()[edit]

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

Chuck Yeager Dies at 97 ()[edit]

  • [link_URL title][1]

The Smellicopter ()[edit]

  • [link_URL title][2]

COVID Anti-Vaxxers ()[edit]

  • [link_URL title][3]

Are We Ready for Aliens ()[edit]

  • [link_URL title][4]

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]

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Question_Email_Correction #1: Protein Folding ()[edit]

Name That Logical Fallacy ()[edit]

  • More on "Slippery Slope"

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction dog language ability
Science honey bees use a tool
Science inherited eye disorder
Host Result
Rogue Guess
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Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: ___
Item #1: ___[5]
Item #2: ___[6]
Item #3: ___[7]

_Rogue_ Response[edit]

_Rogue_ Response[edit]

_Rogue_ Response[edit]

_Rogue_ Response[edit]

_Host_ Explains Item #_n_[edit]

_Host_ Explains Item #_n_[edit]

_Host_ Explains Item #_n_[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

That which parents should take care of (here) is to distinguish between the wants of fancy, and those of nature.
John Locke (1632-1704), from Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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.

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Today I Learned[edit]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[8]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description


References[edit]

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  4. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  5. [url_from_SoF_show_notes publication: title]
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  8. [url_for_TIL publication: title]

Vocabulary[edit]


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