Episode #215

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Making a crop circle.

Interview with Adam Savage

  • Adam Savage is the co-host of the very popular Discovery Channel show – The Mythbusters.

Question # 1 – Appendix

  • I recently came across an article that talked about the possible usefulness of the human appendix. I always thought and was taught that the appendix had no real purpose and was just leftover. Could you please talk about this, and the implications that this study could have for the evolution-creationism debate. The study was in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Thanks for all you do, as a recovering southern baptist and a new skeptic I find that your podcast very useful in my skeptical training. Adam Waller Aiken, SC
  • Found this on the web and had to laugh. It also kinda makes me mad. Would love if you could destroy this claim on the show. Keep up the great work :) http://www.pocketpaindoctor.com/ Scott Eslinger LaGrande OR http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/26/video-pocket-pain-doctor-is-the-worst-iphone-app-ever/

Science or Fiction

Skeptical Quote of the Week.