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The Excluded Middle: A Skeptic Explores the Extraordinary

The Excluded Middle: A Skeptic Explores the Extraordinary

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
May 20, 2014

Attending events outside your own frame of reference involves getting into a suitable frame of mind. It’s often helpful to suspend judgement and just listen.

The Weekend I Became a Reiki Healer

The Weekend I Became a Reiki Healer

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
May 7, 2014

I am a Reiki practitioner, but I don’t believe in Reiki. That may sound like a contradiction, but apparently it isn’t.

Ann Druyan: Telling the Story of the Cosmos

Ann Druyan: Telling the Story of the Cosmos

by Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
May 5, 2014

This recent Point of Inquiry interview with Ann Druyan has now been transcribed and is available to read.

An Intro to Homeopathy

An Intro to Homeopathy

by Harriet Hall
April 30, 2014

Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was invented by a German doctor at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scientific knowledge about chemistry, physics, and biology tells us it should not work; careful testing has shown that it does not work.

Checking Out Consumer Rights With The Checkout – Interview With Julian Morrow

Checking Out Consumer Rights With The Checkout – Interview With Julian Morrow

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
April 29, 2014

From cradles to graves, everyone’s a customer – and we have the right not to remain silent. Each week, The Checkout takes a no-holds-barred, irreverent and entertaining approach to explaining and exposing the ways that all of us are being ripped off.

Kevin Trudeau’s $18,000 Weight Loss Plan: A Book Review

Kevin Trudeau’s $18,000 Weight Loss Plan: A Book Review

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
April 18, 2014

It wasn’t selling snake oil that put Kevin in the slammer. In fact, it wasn’t even the “natural cures” books for which he became so famous. It was his relatively forgotten book, The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About.

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Communicating Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Communicating Science

by Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
April 16, 2014

This classic Point of Inquiry interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson has now been transcribed and is available to read.

Noé

Noé

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
April 7, 2014

El Arca de Noé es una de las obsesiones de los literalistas bíblicos, que creen que lo narrado en las Sagradas Escrituras cristianas son hechos históricos.

Giving up the Ghosts: Formerly Known as “Ghost Hunters”

Giving up the Ghosts: Formerly Known as “Ghost Hunters”

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
April 4, 2014

Question: How does an avid ghost hunter and true believer in paranormal phenomena turn into an avowed skeptical commentator?

The Ghost in the Kitchen

The Ghost in the Kitchen

by Barry Karr
March 27, 2014

Recently a video has been making the rounds on the internet showing security camera video of a glass plate flying off the shelf of a store in New Hampshire.

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