Episode #711

News Items

            • Science or Fiction

              • Item #1 Fiction

                Isaac Newton was not a true alchemist as some claim, but was simply pursuing what passed for the science of chemistry of his day.

              • Item #2 Science

                Chameleons do not use their color changing ability for camouflage.

              • Item #3 Science

                Most diamonds are not made from compressed coal.

              • Item #4 Science

                Despite being called a ‘gas giant,’ Jupiter is mostly liquid.

              Skeptical Quote of the Week

              “It may be research, and it may be important, but unless enough details of the experimental methodology are made available so that it can be subjected to true reproducibility tests by skeptics, it isn’t science.” – Dan Gezelter,