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A Questionable Letter of Recommendation for Ear Candling

A Questionable Letter of Recommendation for Ear Candling

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
September 27, 2016

No way am I ever going to put one in my ear. Call me prejudiced… in favor of science and reality.

Fifteen Minutes of Skepticism: The Sunday Papers, An interview with Jay Diamond

Fifteen Minutes of Skepticism: The Sunday Papers, An interview with Jay Diamond

by Susan Gerbic
Online Extras
September 27, 2016

I went on a journey from the worst shape of my life to vastly exceeding my fitness goals and had to wade through mounds of questionable claims to understand which claims were valid.

Alabama School Panic: Is ‘Clown Lockdown’ the New Normal?

Alabama School Panic: Is ‘Clown Lockdown’ the New Normal?

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
September 22, 2016

Any other time reports of threatening clowns would likely have been ignored or dismissed, but these copycat clown incidents come at a time when very real terroristic threats and school shootings are in the news.

From TAM to CSICon: An Interview with Ray Hall and Katie Dyer

From TAM to CSICon: An Interview with Ray Hall and Katie Dyer

by Susan Gerbic
Online Extras
September 22, 2016

Ray and I have started evaluating the effects of educational interventions on pseudoscience belief. This interest seems shared by skeptics who wonder how to educate others, whether formally or informally.

Return of the Grief Vampire Tyler Henry

Return of the Grief Vampire Tyler Henry

by Susan Gerbic
September 20, 2016

Tyler Henry’s skill lies in his ability to nod in agreement to every statement as if he already knew that. His repertoire of facial expressions is wonderfully entertaining.

Scoping the Sciences

Scoping the Sciences

by LaRae Meadows
September 16, 2016

Scientists and their champions are leveraging Periscope as a tool for making the ravine between scientific ignorance and scientific knowledge narrower in an effort to improve public understanding.

The Challenges of Science Communication: An Interview with Kevin Folta

The Challenges of Science Communication: An Interview with Kevin Folta

by Susan Gerbic
September 15, 2016

People don’t understand that genetic engineering can provide tremendous solutions to contemporary problems and help people and the environment. The average citizen needs to realize that we spend tons of public money to solve problems

“That Doesn’t Mean It Really Happened”: An Interview with Elizabeth Loftus

“That Doesn’t Mean It Really Happened”: An Interview with Elizabeth Loftus

by Carrie Poppy
Online Extras
September 8, 2016

This kind of work can help us appreciate a lot of the things that the skeptic community cares about. How is it people think that they saw UFOs? How is it that people can think they were abducted by aliens? Or, how is it that people see Jesus in toast?

Consensus: Could Two Hundred Scientists Be Wrong?

Consensus: Could Two Hundred Scientists Be Wrong?

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
September 2, 2016

Scientists have a unique and important role in the public dialogue. They are trusted—or should be—to have special skills of analysis achieved after long study and practice. There are many important social issues to which scientists can and should contribute. Unfortunately, when it comes to evolution, climate change, and the benefits of vaccination, scientists are too often ignored.

Skeptics Can Be Conned Too: An Interview with Maria Konnikova

Skeptics Can Be Conned Too: An Interview with Maria Konnikova

by Carrie Poppy
Online Extras
September 2, 2016

I think I’m fighting against overconfidence, right? This belief that all you need to do is be cynical and skeptical to avoid being conned… And what I say to that, and this is a point that I may or may not make in my actual talk, is that con artists get conned all the time—the best con artists in the world!

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