Episode #655

News Items

Interview with Richard Saunders

  • https://www.skeptics.com.au/tag/richard-saunders/

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    If you viewed the Milky Way edge on it would appear like a perfectly straight band about 10 thousand light years thick with a bulge in the middle. https://www.universetoday.com/22285/facts-about-the-milky-way/

  • Item #2 Science

    The Milky Way has three rings, comprised of streams of millions of stars. https://www.factretriever.com/milky-way-facts

  • Item #3 Science

    The Milky Way is estimated to be 13.6 billion years old, almost as old as the universe itself at 13.7 billion years. https://www.universetoday.com/22285/facts-about-the-milky-way/

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘The borderlines between genuine science and pseudoscience may be fuzzy, but this should be even more of a call for careful distinctions, based on systematic facts and sound reasoning. To try a modicum of turtle blood here and a little aspirin there is not the hallmark of wisdom and even-mindedness. It is a dangerous gateway to superstition and irrationality.’ Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry