SGU Episode 892

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SGU Episode 892
August 13th 2022
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SGU 891 SGU 893
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week

Death might appear to destroy the meaning in our lives, but in fact it is the very source of our creativity. As Kafka said, "The meaning of life is that it ends." Death is the engine that keeps us running, giving us the motivation to achieve, learn, love, and create.

Caitlin Doughty, American mortician
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Introduction, NECSS reflections & plans[edit]

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

Guest Rogue's 50th Birthday (5:15)[edit]

Special Report: USA's New Climate Change Bill (6:10)[edit]

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

The Physics of Meteors (19:57)[edit]

New Kind of Motion (33:38)[edit]

Structured Water (43:34)[edit]

Cryonic Horror Stories (58:58)[edit]

Who's That Noisy? (1:22:32)[edit]


New Noisy (1:29:34)[edit]

[low chiming then intermittent, increasingly loud buzzing coupled with rising chime notes]

J: ... what this week's Noisy is, ...

Announcements (1:30:36)[edit]

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

Correction #1: Photons Have Momentum (1:32:21)[edit]

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Science or Fiction (1:34:08)[edit]

Theme: Robots

Item #1: Robot-assisted lobectomy for lung cancer had better outcomes than video-assisted lobectomy in a recent double-blinded clinical trial.[5]
Item #2: A University of New Hampshire team has developed a robot that can independently take care of a demented patient's entire daily needs.[6]
Item #3: A robot armed with a new AI algorithm was able to map its own body without any outside help or input and use that information to plan its own movements.[7]

Answer Item
Fiction caring for the demented
Science robot-assisted lobectomy
Science
robot maps its own body
Host Result
Steve swept
Rogue Guess
Cara
caring for the demented
Evan
caring for the demented
Bob
caring for the demented
Jay
caring for the demented

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

Cara's Response[edit]

Evan's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:44:53)[edit]

Death might appear to destroy the meaning in our lives, but in fact it is the very source of our creativity. As Kafka said, "The meaning of life is that it ends." Death is the engine that keeps us running, giving us the motivation to achieve, learn, love, and create.
Caitlin Doughty, American mortician, author, blogger, YouTube personality, from her book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory (2014)

Signoff[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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