Episode #513

News Items

    Interview with Julia Galef

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    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Fiction

      The sound of a TIE figher engine is actually an elephant call mixed with other sounds., The Bates Vision Correction System claims to correct vision by staring in particular compass directions, aligning the eyes with the Earth’s magnetic field.

    • Item #2 Fiction

      Most actors cast as Storm Troopers needed to be left handed due to the design of their E-11 blaster rifle., Dr. Randell Mills claims that he has a process to make hydrogen atoms shrink into ‘hydrinos,’ providing a source of free energy.

    • Item #3 Fiction

      Luke Skywalker and his relatives were originally imagined as dwarves in early drafts., The ‘New Chronology’ claims that events attributed to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian culture actually occurred in the Middle Ages and that recorded human history began around 800 AD.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.