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Curious Quantum Questions

We recently received the following email question:

I have been studying quantum physics for a bit now and was hoping that Bob could give his explanation of The Uncertainty Principle and Wave/Particle duality.

My first question is… Is the drawing of a wave (on paper) just a 2D representation of a more abstract idea of […]

People’s Choice Awards For Podcasting

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe has been nominated by our listeners as the people’s choice for best podacst in education.

From the website PodCastAwards.com

This is the Fifth annual event that will recognize the best podcasters in the world by allowing the people (Listeners and Podcasters) to nominate, and then vote for their favorite […]

Sleepy-Time Post

Don’t you love sleeping and dreaming? I’ve loved it since I was a kid. Not just the act itself though but the whole ritual;

the moment you say to yourself “Yup, today is essentially over and I’m going to bed”, the ablutions, slipping under the covers (I like lots of covers), the reading or watching […]

Rotten Eggs, Flatulence, and Suspended Animation

We recently received the following email about suspended animation:

A Big hello to SGU from Darwin Australia, I am writing in to seek your opinion on something I came across on a paranormal and believers pod cast…As painful as it is to listen to them, in the interest of being a good skeptic I find […]

Fantasies Are Good For Your Math Skills

Who says skeptics should not indulge themselves in fantasies? Stoic, rational, logical, critical, evidence-based, scientific are just a few of the adjectives that help define us. But in the context of skepticism, you seldom hear a skeptic embracing fantasy as a practical tool on our skeptical utility-belts. It’s time to make room for a new […]