Episode #729

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: car engine

Interview with Evan Saitta

  • https://elifesciences.org/articles/46205

Question #1: Thai Language

  • Correction about the language spoken in Thailand
  • I’m watching a show on Netflix and someone says something that I can’t understand. I back it up and play it again and I still can’t understand what they are saying. Back it up again and raise the volume. Nope still no good. So I back it up and switch on captions so this time I will at least know what is being said. This time I read the caption but I also hear them say the words. It’s freaky. I back it up and switch off captions and now I hear the words as plain as day. It’s not that I know what they are saying… I HEAR what they are saying. Les Rankins Australia

Science or Fiction

Skeptical Quote of the Week.

“Dinosaurs are the jumper cables to the human mind. Kids can’t curb their enthusiasm when they’re in a hall of dinosaurs and mammoths and mammoth hunters and trilobites and giant fish that could chomp up a shark. These natural objects in motion and context make kids want to read; you can’t stop them from reading and thinking.” Robert T. Bakker