SGU Episode 808

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SGU Episode 808
January 2nd 2021
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SGU 807 SGU 809
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
You are modern humans of the civilized world. And modern humans rise beyond all laws and superstitions of the society. They help their fellow beings to rise from the ashes of ignorance, illusion and fear.
Abhijit Naskar, neuroscientist [1]
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Introduction[edit]

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

2021 Psychic Predictions ()[edit]

COVID-19 Update ()[edit]

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

The New SARS-CoV-2 variant ()[edit]

Satellites Made from Wood ()[edit]

Quantum Computing ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? (1:18:16)[edit]

New Noisy (1:27:51)[edit]

[whooshing/whirring noise]

Announcements (1:29:01)[edit]

Science or Fiction (1:30:16)[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction year getting longer
Science short roman calendar
Science gregorian vs julian
Host Result
Steve swept
Rogue Guess
Cara year getting longer
Evan year getting longer
Jay year getting longer
Bob year getting longer
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Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: The Calendar
Item #1: The ancient Roman calendar year originally contained only 304 days.[5]
Item #2: In the last 2000 years the year has increased by 2.8 seconds due to the slowing of the Earth’s rotation.[6]
Item #3: While the Gregorian calendar was first proclaimed official in 1582, the Julian calendar is still used by several groups even though it is now 13 days off.[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]

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:47:28)[edit]

You are modern humans of the civilized world. And modern humans rise beyond all laws and superstitions of the society. They help their fellow beings to rise from the ashes of ignorance, illusion and fear.
– Abhijit Naskar, neuroscientist[1]

Signoff (1:49:58)[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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