SGU Episode 841

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SGU Episode 841
August 21st 2021
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SGU 840 SGU 842
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella


Quote of the Week
The goal of science is to make the wonderful and complex understandable and simple – but not less wonderful.
Herbert A. Simon, American economist, political scientist and cognitive psychologist 

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Introduction[edit]

Voice-over: 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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E:

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

News_Item_1 ()[edit]

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Who's That Noisy? ()[edit]

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New Noisy ()[edit]

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

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Email #1: Animals that Cook ()[edit]

Science or Fiction (1:29:37)[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction saturn has a rocky core
Science auditory cortex's process
Science covid college drinking
Host Result
Steve win
Rogue Guess
Jay saturn has a rocky core
Bob auditory cortex's process
Evan saturn has a rocky core
Cara saturn has a rocky core
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Voice-over: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: Neuroscientists find that the auditory cortex processes linguistic and non-linguistic sound in parallel, rather than serial hierarchical processing as previously believed.[5]
Item #2: A study of seismic activity within Saturn that ripples through its gas layers indicates that Saturn has a large, mostly solid rocky core.[6]
Item #3: A new survey finds that alcohol drinking among college students actually decreased during the COVID pandemic.[7]

Jay's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Evan's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[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]
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  • Fact/Description

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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