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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #540 on: April 08, 2016, 12:17:13 PM »
In continuing the tradition of skeptical dick jokes:

I just came across this, and thought it might make for an entertaining discussion on the show:

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/china-125000000-year-old-giant-mummified-penis-baffles-scientists/

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A team of paleontologists of the Linyi University’s Institute of Geology and Paleontology made an astonishing discovery, while excavating at a site in China’s Sichuan province. They unearthed a 10-meter (33 feet) long mummified penis dating back  to the Early Cretaceous period and estimated to be at least 125 million years old.

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“Just like bulls, Xīyì dà yīnjīng had a fibro-elastic penis containing only a small amount of erectile tissue,” said Dr Xu, the lead author of the paper published by the researchers in the Nature magazine. “This means that there was little enlargement after erection and that penis was quite rigid, even when non-erect. Therefore, males of that species of dinosaurs, had to walk around with 10-meter long penises hanging between their legs, all the time!”

Also, "Phallosaurus". This is gold guys. Just saying.
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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #541 on: April 09, 2016, 10:53:20 PM »
In continuing the tradition of skeptical dick jokes:

I just came across this, and thought it might make for an entertaining discussion on the show:

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/china-125000000-year-old-giant-mummified-penis-baffles-scientists/

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A team of paleontologists of the Linyi University’s Institute of Geology and Paleontology made an astonishing discovery, while excavating at a site in China’s Sichuan province. They unearthed a 10-meter (33 feet) long mummified penis dating back  to the Early Cretaceous period and estimated to be at least 125 million years old.

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“Just like bulls, Xīyì dà yīnjīng had a fibro-elastic penis containing only a small amount of erectile tissue,” said Dr Xu, the lead author of the paper published by the researchers in the Nature magazine. “This means that there was little enlargement after erection and that penis was quite rigid, even when non-erect. Therefore, males of that species of dinosaurs, had to walk around with 10-meter long penises hanging between their legs, all the time!”

Also, "Phallosaurus". This is gold guys. Just saying.

This was posted on April 1st, wasn't it.

*reads article*

July 2015, huh? Was it back dated?

*reads more*

Huh.
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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #542 on: April 09, 2016, 11:28:39 PM »
I would be very interested to hear what a neurologist has to say about psychiatry. This is a subject which would require more than the usual segment length on the podcast, but I would love it if Dr. Novella would do a longer discussion on the subject. I.e., his view, as a neurologist, of the field of psychiatry. Perhaps as Premium Content.

I also support this, btw, and not just for the Freudian dick jokes. Although, that should be a nice bonus. Maybe a theme show, together with Phallosaurus?
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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #543 on: April 20, 2016, 11:56:53 PM »
Several people in my circle are talking about National Geographic/Morgan Freeman "The Story of God". I just watched the first episode and I found it less than interesting. It rehashed superstitions from around the world and in history how humans have tried to cheat death, or rather survive after death. Freeman asks some interesting questions but doesn't really challenge any answer no matter how ridiculous it sounds.

I think this topic (the NG series) is worth being discussed by the panel.
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« Reply #544 on: April 21, 2016, 02:08:16 PM »
Comparing faith-based addiction recovery programs to secular ones would make an interesting topic.

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« Reply #545 on: April 22, 2016, 07:35:30 AM »
I came across this rather... vague post today:
http://upliftconnect.com/science-proves-meridians-exist/

Then I looked up the PVS and a study related to it that the above author mentioned in the post:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2005290113002082

Would be interesting to hear Steven's thoughts on this.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Bong-han#Primo-vascular_system
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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #546 on: April 22, 2016, 11:29:33 AM »
I came across this rather... vague post today:
http://upliftconnect.com/science-proves-meridians-exist/

Then I looked up the PVS and a study related to it that the above author mentioned in the post:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2005290113002082

Would be interesting to hear Steven's thoughts on this.

Some other links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Bong-han#Primo-vascular_system
I showed the paper (second link) to my SO, who is working in a medical lab, studying to be a pathologist's assistant, and worked at the drug discovery lab at UF for a couple years. Response began with "what even...this is bullshit." I was then sent a link to the description of The Book from Neal Stephenson's "Anathem."

"In the Mathic Society, the Book refers to a volume consisting of twelve chapters, some number of which are assigned to be memorized as penance for infractions of the Discipline. The content of the Book is designed to be illogically annoying, and becomes exponentially more complex and difficult to memorize."

Similar, but not quite the same as "not even wrong." When I got the part about "mysterious blue dying" I tapped out.
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« Reply #547 on: April 25, 2016, 05:20:10 AM »
Haha... yeah well of course he'd say that... his authority as a practitioner of traditional western medicine is being undermined by this groundbreaking study! :P
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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #549 on: May 07, 2016, 04:36:41 PM »
I am still incredulous that Lynn Margulis hasn't been a 'Superhero of Science".

(edit) Especially after this week's Science or Fiction.
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« Reply #550 on: May 22, 2016, 12:53:23 AM »
I would like a segment titled "what we youtube" just to get an idea on what you watch on youtube....and comment on it. It doesn't need to be any other than what you like to youtube.

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« Reply #551 on: May 22, 2016, 04:21:32 AM »
I would like a segment titled "what we youtube" just to get an idea on what you watch on youtube....and comment on it. It doesn't need to be any other than what you like to youtube.

While I don't want to discourage people from coming up with new ideas, this particular one would add zero value for me.
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« Reply #552 on: May 22, 2016, 12:35:48 PM »
I would like a segment titled "what we youtube" just to get an idea on what you watch on youtube....and comment on it. It doesn't need to be any other than what you like to youtube.

While I don't want to discourage people from coming up with new ideas, this particular one would add zero value for me.

Every once in a while Bob will say "look up X on youtube it is awesome" or something like that. This would provide interest for me. But, maybe  only me....

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« Reply #553 on: May 22, 2016, 06:36:45 PM »
I'd like that, especially if it was science / skeptical links and not SF/F.
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