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SGU Episode 895
September 3rd 2022
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SGU 894 SGU 896
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
Guest
SY: Dr. Seema Yasmin, British writer & science communicator
Quote of the Week
If you have an effect that nobody can replicate, then your phenomenon fades away. So if you want to have a legacy, then you jolly well better have an effect that replicates.
Susan Fiske, American social psychologist
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Show Notes
Forum Topic

Introduction, Steve's COVID, Cara in FL[edit]

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

Announcements (8:40)[edit]

  • 6-hour live stream

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

Hot Summer (11:24)[edit]

Tear Down This Paywall (21:04)[edit]

Volcano Catastrophe (30:09)[edit]

Solar Energy Update (44:19)[edit]

Perovskite panels (48:20)[edit]

Organic panels (54:33)[edit]

"Wildcards" panels (1:01:37)[edit]

Interview with Dr. Seema Yasmin (1:07:53)[edit]

Who's That Noisy? (1:26:50)[edit]


New Noisy (1:30:50)[edit]

[male voice? shushing in perhaps an Asian language]

J: ... what is that that we're hearing.

More Announcements (1:31:27)[edit]

Science or Fiction (1:33:24)[edit]

Theme: Common Myths

Item #1: The notion that humans have as many hair follicles as chimpanzees, on average, is false, with our closest cousins having 2-3 times as many as humans.[5]
Item #2: Bagpipes do not have their origin in Scotland, but are rather an ancient instrument. In fact, Nero was more likely to have played the bagpipes than the fiddle while Rome burned (although that is also a myth).[6]
Item #3: Contrary to common lore, the QWERTY keyboard layout was not created to limit jamming but rather was designed for convenience.[7]

Answer Item
Fiction chimps: 2-3x more follicles
Science bagpipes not scottish in origin
Science
qwerty made for convenience
Host Result
Steve win
Rogue Guess
Evan
qwerty made for convenience
Bob
chimps: 2-3x more follicles
Cara
chimps: 2-3x more follicles
Jay
chimps: 2-3x more follicles

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

Evan's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:46:35)[edit]

If you have an effect that nobody can replicate, then your phenomenon fades away. So if you want to have a legacy, then you jolly well better have an effect that replicates.
Susan Fiske, American social psychologist

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]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[8]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description

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