Episode #124

News Items

    Interview with Lawrence Krauss

    • www.phys.cwru.edu/~krauss/www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/21/scicosmos121.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedboxDirector of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve UniversityAuthor of many popular books including:Fear of PhysicsThe Physics of Star TrekBeyond Star TrekAtom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth…and BeyondHiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond

    Stem Cell Con

    • A friend is getting adult stem cells to help with his elderly father. He is desperate so I can understand his willingness to try anything. I included the website listing below.I am almost certain it is a scam. Someone is trying to replace supplements with these ‘stem cell’ pills. Not sure if it is any better.Just curious if there are any papers or sites that might provide a more educated look at this stuff? Are there stem cell vendors like this popping up all over the country? stemcell4wellness.org/product.htmlRichard PercefulUSAwww.mlmwatch.org/04C/Stemtech/stemtech.html
    • Someone recently posted this on another forum I frequent. I’m curious to know if anyone else here has read it, and what you think about it. www.cosmicfingerprints.com/iidb.htm It was difficult to read some of it, because the entire time I was reading I envisioned this guy pointing a finger and screaming at me. Also, I searched before I posted it; I’m sorry if this topic has been covered before.Channel LoxFrom the SGU Forumsskepchick.org/skepticsguide/viewtopic.php?p=147177#147177

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      Contrary to prior belief, new evidence suggests that southwestern American indians were not introduced to alcohol by Europeans but were fermenting beer from corn for centuries prior to contact.

    • Item #2 Science

      New research shows that young adults who have a close relationship with their parents are actually more independent.

    • Item #3 Fiction

      New evidence suggests that silicon-based life formed on earth prior to organic life and may have served as a template for the first organic cells.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.