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Rapping Evolution – An Interview With Baba Brinkman

Rapping Evolution – An Interview With Baba Brinkman

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
March 20, 2014

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, writer, and performer and the creator of “The Rap Guide to Evolution,” a hip-hop exploration of modern evolutionary biology, natural selection and evolutionary psychology.

Not a Saint: How I Bought Con Man Kevin Trudeau’s Belongings

Not a Saint: How I Bought Con Man Kevin Trudeau’s Belongings

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
March 18, 2014

Kevin Trudeau doesn’t have very good taste. I know because I just got back from his house in Ojai, California. Or rather, the house he once owned.

A Grain of Truth: Recreating Dr. Emoto’s Rice Experiment

A Grain of Truth: Recreating Dr. Emoto’s Rice Experiment

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
March 11, 2014

Are you a human? Do you have access to the internet? Then you may already know about Dr. Masaru Emoto, the Japanese “scientist” who magically turns normal rice into gross rice, simply by yelling at it.

My First Trance

My First Trance

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
March 3, 2014

I sat with the older members of a group of twenty-eight people. Twenty were standing. I was the only guest. This was my second meeting with them. They often get together to pray, lay hands on the sick, and communicate with spirits. The spirits don’t talk back, but that doesn’t stop them.

Prehistoric Survivors? They Are Really Most Sincerely Dead

Prehistoric Survivors? They Are Really Most Sincerely Dead

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
February 28, 2014

A popular gambit in cryptozoology is to say that a cryptid is a real animal that was presumed long extinct but has lived on undetected. Here is why that sounds sciencey, but is bad reasoning.

Gone Squatchin’:  My Day at the Bigfoot Expo

Gone Squatchin’:  My Day at the Bigfoot Expo

by Rebecca Watson
Skepchick
February 26, 2014

The schedule ran from noon until 6:15pm and was packed with talks like, “Bigfoot Eyeshine—What Is It?” and “What Would Sasquatch Do?” which I imagined as a lecture on top-down morality and ethics as espoused by a shy, possibly fictional woodland creature.

Will Psychics “Cure” Cancer?

Will Psychics “Cure” Cancer?

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
February 20, 2014

The online psychic industry is a seemingly bottomless collection of clairvoyants, tarot card readers, psychic healers, and other people in purple outfits.

“Breaking Magic” With Billy Kidd – Magic Meets Science On The Discovery Channel

“Breaking Magic” With Billy Kidd – Magic Meets Science On The Discovery Channel

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 14, 2014

Street magic is nothing new on our television screens. What makes Breaking Magic different is the discussion of scientific concepts and the use of physics, chemistry and psychology in making magic fun and intellectually stimulating.

Can Science Support Creationism?

Can Science Support Creationism?

by Penny Higgins
Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record
February 4, 2014

Creationism is the idea that some supernatural power is responsible for the diversity of life on Earth. This is in contradiction to the scientific theory of Evolution, which holds that the diversity of life on Earth today can be tracked back to a single common, unicellular, ancestor, and that the diversity is due to the accumulation of minute changes along lineages over billions of years.

“I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie Attwell

“I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie Attwell

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
January 30, 2014

I'm very fortunate to live in a great part of the world, near Fremantle in Western Australia. I'm also very fortunate that there's proactive people here who are very concerned about vaccination rates—and are willing to try outreach in a number of different ways. For this interview, I talked to Dr. Katie Attwell, of "I Immunise."

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