Lindbergh, Bella, Spongebob discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe


You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe. You're scape to reality. Welcome to the skeptics to universe. Today is Wednesday November twenty eighth twenty eighteen and this is your host, even Bella. Joining me the speaker Bob novella everybody chain of our guys and Evan Bernstein. Good evening, folks care is office week. We're all prepping. We're going to be outta town this weekend. We're going to be at the Smithsonian and then doing an event for the team Cavalieri skeptics on Saturday. So I got home from work yesterday. Yes. By younger daughter was home. She's fifteen and choose a little Clint, right? Her lamb. So she's like should a little worked up, and she doesn't get worked up over a lot. And she was like so like something really bad happened by. Okay. Oh, no. Here we go go the laundry that way and the wasp says where's the dog? She says Stephen Hillen Burg died. Oh, yeah. Those of you don't know Stephen hill. Lindbergh was the creator of SpongeBob squarepants. Didn't. He also voice SpongeBob. No now, voice them. But Tom, Kenny. Yes. Yeah. We saw dragon con this year. Yes. We met at dragon con. Yeah. So yeah. That's how big a role SpongeBob plate in her life that she was like emotionally upset that this guy. Just a creator. He was young too. It was fifty eight he announced in March of last year of two thousand seventeen that he had LS. Dammit went pretty quick. Yeah. Then you said then from that point forward, and listen, I'm going to try to work as long as I can. But yes for privacy. Which is why you weren't hearing a lot about it. And then it was announced yesterday as recording us that he had died the day before of complications, Vail S. So you're very, very unfortunate. Steve where is science right now in the battle with LS where where do we stand? We are lost in the field. Oh my gosh. Oh, no progress. I know you can't say we haven't made. It's not that we've made no progress at the basic science level research is active. We're learning. Lots of stuff we understand, what's you know, what's going on a lot more than we did. But it's one of those diseases where so far the more. We learn the more complicated, it becomes and the more. We realized how much we don't know. And what's been extremely frustrating is how little of the basic science research has translated into actual clinical treatments. So it's still we're just nibbling around the edges in terms of altering the course of the disease clinically. We can't really stop it. We can't reverse it can. Cure it. So we basically have extended survival twenty percent..

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