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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: https://www.theskepticsguide.org

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Dr. Steven Novella

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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: https://www.theskepticsguide.org

    The Skeptics Guide #846 - Sep 25 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #846 - Sep 25 2021

    What's The Word: Pudendum; News Items: Whitest White, Using AI To Find New Materials, Philosophy and Science Denial, Belief in Ghosts; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: EMF Blockers; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #845 - Sep 18 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #845 - Sep 18 2021

    Swindler's List: Auto Warranty Robocalls; News Items: Tongue Snakeoil, Keyhole Spying, Fact Checking Misinformation, Cognitive Control and Cheating, Bringing Back the Mammoth; SGU Recommends: What If; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails

    The Skeptics Guide #844 - Sep 11 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #844 - Sep 11 2021

    COVID Update: Mu Variant; News Items: Just Below Pricing, Magnetic Field Record, Mars Rock Sample, Getting Rid of Cash; Who's That Noisy; Your E-mails and Questions: Electric Cars; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #843 - Sep 4 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #843 - Sep 4 2021

    Live from NECSS 2021; Your Number's Up: Googol; News Items: Poison Frogs, Let Kid's Roam, Going Electric, Artificial Neurons, Neutron Star Mountains, Biggest Things in the Universe Don't Exist; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #842 - Aug 28 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #842 - Aug 28 2021

    Interview with Eugenie Scott; COVID Update: FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine; News Items: Ant Underground Cities, Food Allergy Myths, The White Lady of Union Cemetery, Feng Shui in Australia; Who’s That Noisy; Science or Fiction

    The Skeptics Guide #841 - Aug 21 2021

    The Skeptics Guide #841 - Aug 21 2021

    COVID Booster Shots; News Items: Philippines Approves Golden Rice, Moore's Law Beyond Silicon, Brain Organoids with Eyes, Fusion Advance; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Animals that Cook; Science or Fiction

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Trouserz1 ,

My favorite

Funny, smart, sometimes wonky science-advocacy.

Zonegun117 ,

What is happening

Guys. You used to deal with skeptical enquiry. Now it is a lot of political opinions.

EEMDPMC ,

energy for EV

hello everyone
I am so sorry most people don't get this right, because you're not comparing the same thing. When it comes to ice vehicles, most people ignore the carbon footprint of exploring and drilling for oil, transporting the oil from the well to the refineries, energy to pump the oil through all the pipelines, ocean going tankers, energy to clean up the spills, just the electricity to refine one gallon of oil to gasoline is more than the electric use by the EV to go the same distance of that gallon of gas.

People who oppose the transition to EVs always conveniently leave all that extra carbon footprint out and start comparing an ICE car and an EV from the show room so to give the impression that gasoline cars are almost as clean as EVs.

In all the years I have been following this topic, I very rarely see an actual, honest, unbiased comparison. Given you are a very intelligent person, hopefully you can dig deeper and give a more realistic report

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