Episode #680

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A 2017 survey finds that 29% of Americans beliee aliens are visiting the Earth, and 51% believe there was a conspiracy to kill JFK.

  • Item #2 Fiction

    James Dewar was a British physicist who was hired by the Royal Society to investigate claims regarding the discovery of N-rays.

  • Item #3 Science

    Wilhelm von Osten claimed not only that his horse, Clever Hans, could count but could read, tell time, and interpret music theory.

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious and however difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.’ - Stephen Hawking