Wu and Botsplainer list the top three search questions they've come across recently while Q&A spotting online. Show regular Fear shows up along with special guests Nature and Nurture to offer prime answers to the top questions.
As promised—added notes on key topics from the episode!
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt—straight from the White House! If these walls would talk!
- The Heritage Foundation article/commentary by James Jay Carafano—I Ranked the 5 Best and 5 Worst U.S. Presidents Ever
- Polio!—facts provided by the Mayo Clinic
- Why would Nature pick trains as its greatest invention? It's a web search cross-over special with a little dab of Dana's personal real-life experience as the aunt to a boy who LOVES trains! Search results we found during the week featuring the benefits of trains offered by The Telegraph and the Bayrail Alliance answer to "why trains?"
- Caduceus = The symbol used by the medical community (by and large), the one (also known as the Rod of Asclepius) or two serpents wound around a staff. Witness!
- A bonus feature on Science and Nature—Max Planck quotes via on dear friend Google!
“An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer.”
“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.”
“We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.”
“Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.”
“It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.”
“Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.”