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The CAMphora: Health in a Jar

The CAMphora: Health in a Jar

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
May 18, 2016

My flabber was thoroughly gasted. Apparently you sit in the jar and put water and maybe Chinese herbs into it and it is connected to 220-volt electricity.

Notable Articles about the Creation of CSICOP and Skeptical Inquirer

Notable Articles about the Creation of CSICOP and Skeptical Inquirer

by Timothy Binga
May 17, 2016

A collection of early articles about CSICOP, compiled for our readers.

“Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories”  a review by Robert Blaskiewicz.

“Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories”  a review by Robert Blaskiewicz.

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
May 16, 2016

Whereas Barkun looks at the history and development of specific conspiracist narratives, Brotherton focuses on why such narratives arise in the first place and looks to psychology for those answers.

From Pop-Sci to Puppets - Quest For Wonder

From Pop-Sci to Puppets - Quest For Wonder

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
May 5, 2016

Can puppetry encourage a love of science?

Online Harassment: Citation Needed

Online Harassment: Citation Needed

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
May 3, 2016

No study is perfect, and any study will face its limitations. This is why we rely on reporters to analyze and accurately report on research, going beneath the headlines and press releases.

Syracuse, Apple, and Autism Pseudoscience

Syracuse, Apple, and Autism Pseudoscience

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
April 28, 2016

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and as it turns out it is the occasion for Apple Inc. to align itself with pseudoscience.

“Career” on Exorcism in Argentina

“Career” on Exorcism in Argentina

by Alejandro Borgo
April 26, 2016

Do you think that you are not going to be surprised taking a look at the paranormal world? You're probably wrong!

Una versión en español también está disponible

10 Astounding Moments in a Creationist Textbook: Revisting Of Pandas and People

10 Astounding Moments in a Creationist Textbook: Revisting Of Pandas and People

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
April 25, 2016

There’s a tricky thing about science. If you base your theory on gaps in scientific knowledge, your theory will only last until science closes those gaps.

The Clown in the Graveyard

The Clown in the Graveyard

by Mark Edward
April 20, 2016

As a so-called “psychic,” you can’t repeat the same readings over and over or fall back on old lines and platitudes. You have to seem fresh and appear to be picking up rapid-fire thoughts on a very personal basis. It has to look spontaneous.

The Truth About Cancer

The Truth About Cancer

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
April 20, 2016

I actually find it flattering when someone attacks me so stupidly. It means what I wrote was so accurate that they were unable to find anything they could legitimately criticize.

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