This week's show was fantastic!

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This week's show was fantastic!
« on: 01/05/2013 09:30:06 »
Bert Latamore  asked the Naked Scientists:
As a long time podcast listener I just want to say that this week's show was fantastic.

The long interview about Sediba was a gem. I listened to it twice, and I don't often do that. I had heard him interviewed before, back when he first announced the discovery, but never in such depth, and of course he had new things to talk about since then. I found his more philosophical discussions, such as what does it mean for science that this incredibly rich area was missed for a century while paleontologists visited the area regularly, yet it was so obvious that a 7-year-old found it. And the questions it raises. What he didn't discuss very much was what happened there those millions of years ago. I hadn't realized that all of those bones, proto-human and animal, all happened in just a few days. What caused that? And how many Sediba were there in the world then? Was that an extinction event for them?

But that is why science is fascinating -- every set of answers leads to more questions.

Thanks for the great show. All the best to your whole crew, and keep up the great work. You are my favourite science podcast.

All the best, Bert Latamore

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