Episode #55: Neanderthal Teeth, Dangerous Lightbulbs and Zombie Presidents

A research sheep about to set sail

The 55th episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (29mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here.


Teaching Angela to Appreciate History

1976 – Viking 1 takes the famous Face on mars photo.

Listener Feedback

Chris Sham: There are five sheep ships!


Neanderthals had medical technology.

Aquifer discovered under Namibia.

CFLs are bad for you.

You can be taught a 30-character password that you can’t remember.

SKA to reverse brain drain

Lack of textbooks causes 70% of Limpopo learners to fail. President Zuma blames a guy who’s been dead for almost 50 years.

Sci-fi/Fantasy Quote

Okay, you need to cut out all your loser crybaby crap and think of something scientific!  Come on.  You are smart.”
— Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad, season 2, episode 9, “4 Days Out”


Link of the Week

Michael – Yahoo! Answers “theory”

Sam – Slow tech movement.

Angela – Go outside.

Owen – Penn’s Sunday School podcast.



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One Response to Episode #55: Neanderthal Teeth, Dangerous Lightbulbs and Zombie Presidents

  1. Regarding the subconscious learning, I find that when I play the piano, pieces I have practised over and over just come to me when I sit down and play. Its actually best to NOT try and think about the movement of my hands or read the music! I think any musician would agree that this is a form of subconscious recall?

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