SGU Episode 847

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SGU Episode 847
October 2nd 2021
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SGU 846 SGU 848
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
E: Evan Bernstein


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Introduction[edit]

Voice-over: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

Ivory Billed Woodpecker Follow Up ()[edit]

News Items[edit]

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B:

C:

J:

E:

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

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News_Item_3 ()[edit]

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News_Item_4 ()[edit]

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Name That Logical Fallacy ()[edit]


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

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Question #1: Theranos Scandal ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction mother of all beasts
Science bear dogs
Science
aquatic sloths
Host Result
Steve win
Rogue Guess
Evan
mother of all beasts
Bob
bear dogs
Cara
mother of all beasts

Voice-over: It's time for Science or Fiction.


Theme: Extinct Mammals
Item #1: Amphicyons are commonly called “bear dogs” because they have a dog-like head on a bear-like body. They were up to 2.5 meters long and powerfully built to wrestle large prey to the ground.[5]
Item #2: Maiatherium or “mother of all beasts” is an extinct member of the weasel family the size of a large horse.[6]
Item #3: Thalassocnus was a genus of aquatic sloths, with later species fully adapted to the water and for grazing on deep water sea grass and seaweed.[7]

Evan's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

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– AUTHOR (YYYY-YYYY), _short_description_

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]

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. PrehistoricWildlife.com: Amphicyon
  6. Synapsida: The Largest Weasel Ever?
  7. PrehistoricFauna.com: Aquatic marine sloth (Thalassocnus)
  8. [url_for_TIL publication: title]

Vocabulary[edit]


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