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Apocalyptic January and the Portents of Doom

Apocalyptic January and the Portents of Doom

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
March 7, 2012

They were science-based Doomsday agents, effective in scaring the bejeezus out of generally rational people. And the arrival of 2012—heavily weighted with (very commercially exploited) “End of the World” overtones—serves to popularize these stories even more.

Maria Monk’s Awful Disclosures: A Classic American Conspiracy Theory

Maria Monk’s Awful Disclosures: A Classic American Conspiracy Theory

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
February 27, 2012

We have a long history of being afraid of the wrong people: the Masons, the Illuminati, the Commies, those cunning homosexuals—all of these groups at some point or another have been identified as the enemy, the embodiment of evil that would tear the heart out of America and deliver it to perdition.

In the Media: 2011 Activities of Joe Nickell

In the Media: 2011 Activities of Joe Nickell

by Joe Nickell
February 17, 2012

CSI Senior Research Fellow Joe Nickell had yet another very busy year, utilizing his varied background as stage magician and mentalist, private detective for a world-famous detective agency, forensic science writer, historical document consultant, and university scholar in literature.

World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, May 18–20th 2012: Promoting Science in an Age of Uncertainty

World Skeptics Congress in Berlin, May 18–20th 2012: Promoting Science in an Age of Uncertainty

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 15, 2012

An interview with Amardeo Sarma, founder and chairman of the German Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO), and fellow and Executive Council member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

YouTube and the Coming Angel Apocalypse

YouTube and the Coming Angel Apocalypse

by Rebecca Watson
Skepchick
February 13, 2012

Today's topic: strange sounds coming from the sky, which have taken YouTube by storm. I'm going to explain some of them, but as soon as I do, someone will upload a new video using a new trick and someone else will have to start all over again to debunk it.

CFI-Argentina Report 2011

CFI-Argentina Report 2011

by Alejandro Borgo
February 8, 2012

In 2011, CFI-Argentina presented courses, lectures, meetings, group organizing, television appearances, and more.

Escepticismo para escépticos

Escepticismo para escépticos

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
February 6, 2012

Gracias a Internet y a la intensa actividad de unos pocos blogueros -no nos engañemos, los activos son cuatro-, la denuncia de la charlatanería nunca ha sido tan eficaz como en la actualidad.

CFI–Kenya Report: Spreading our mission of “science, reason, and free inquiry” beyond borders

CFI–Kenya Report: Spreading our mission of “science, reason, and free inquiry” beyond borders

by George Ongere
February 1, 2012

Despite the advancement of science and technology in this century, many African republics have incessantly clung to belief systems that are a thwart to human progress in this age of enlightenment.

Review of Syfy’s Fact or Faked

Review of Syfy’s Fact or Faked

by Rebecca Watson
Skepchick
January 31, 2012

According to its website, FoFPF (pronounced: "fawf-pfffff") "revolutionizes paranormal programming by investigating the evidence witnesses post on the Internet every day." Finally, someone is paying attention to "amateur paranormal researchers" who post fuzzy videos on YouTube!

Wings over the Woodford Folk Festival

Wings over the Woodford Folk Festival

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
January 25, 2012

Protesting by Plane with the Stop The Anti-Vaccination Network

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