SGU Episode 82

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SGU Episode 82
February 15th 2007
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SGU 81 SGU 83
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.'
Issac Asimov, his reply to the question 'Don't you believe in anything?'
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Parents Trust 'Psychic Healer' ()[edit]

  • Parents Trust 'Psychic Healer' over Doctors for Daughter with Brain Tumor
    www.dailytidings.com/2007/0210/stories/0210_cancer.php

Kansas Science Guidelines ()[edit]

PEAR Closes ()[edit]

  • Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory (PEAR) Closes
    www.princeton.edu/~paw/archive_new/PAW06-07/04-1108/notebook.html

LA Zoo Hires Fung Shui Consultant ()[edit]

TAM Interviews Part IV ()[edit]

TAM Interviews Part IVThe Amazing Meeting Interviews Part IV
This week:
Christopher Hitchens
and South Park creator Matt Stone

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Question #1: A new study suggests that chimpanzees have been crafting and using stone tools for thousands of years. Question #2: Newly published article claims to have resolved Einstein's famous twin paradox. Question #3: Researchers have begun studying the use of magnets to correct sunken chest deformity.

Skeptical Puzzle ()[edit]

This Week's Puzzle

Identify the number sequence:

0.0, 2.6, 23.4, 25.2, 3.1, 26.7, 97.8, 28.3


Last Week's Puzzle

Explain the following sequence:
10, 1, 5, 25, 50

Answer: American coinage from smallest to largest
Winner: Jared Zimmerman

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.'- Issac Asimov, his reply to the question 'Don't you believe in anything?'

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