Episode #570

News Items

  • Illusion of Choice
  • Is hands free safer?
      • Interview with David Grossnickle

          • http://m.phys.org/news/2016-06-mammals-began-takeover-death-dinosaurs.html

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              Although iconic among dinosaurs, T. rex had a very limited range, existing in western North America from 67 to 65 million years ago. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/on-dinosaur-time-65556840/?no-ist

            • Item #2 Science

              T. rex was a proven predator, feeding mostly on large herbivores like Triceratops. http://www.livescience.com/23868-tyrannosaurus-rex-facts.html

            • Item #3 Fiction

              A recent T. rex specimen shows evidence of filamentous feathers on much of its body. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/five-things-we-dont-know-about-tyrannosaurus-rex-180951072/

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind establishment, you must also be right.’ - Robert L Park