Episode #471

News Items

    Interview with James Randi and Massimo Polidoro

    • Live from TAM 2014

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Fiction

      Neuroscientists have discovered a single brainstem neuron that, when stimulated, can render a subject unconscious.

    • Item #2 Science

      Dolphin brains have 61 billion neurons, almost as many as humans (86 billion) and much more than chimps (7 billion).

    • Item #3 Science

      The American Psychological Association, after thorough evaluation, deemed ‘brainwashing’ to be without scientific merit.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.

    ‘We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.’ - William James