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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.

The Woman Who Took On Popoff: The Hidden Story of Crystal Sanchez, the Peter Popoff Whistleblower

The Woman Who Took On Popoff: The Hidden Story of Crystal Sanchez, the Peter Popoff Whistleblower

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
April 18, 2016

Peter Popoff says he's a healer and a prophet of God. His former employee says he's something quite different.

Tip the Canoe of Tyler Too!

Tip the Canoe of Tyler Too!

by Susan Gerbic and Mark Edward
April 14, 2016

Operation Tater Tot is a project I and others are working on to educate television viewers about the alleged accuracy and endorsements from celebrities of Tyler Henry on the E! Network.

David Helfand: On Evidence and Climate Science

David Helfand: On Evidence and Climate Science

by Derek C. Araujo
April 7, 2016

Any attempt to address climate change, we are told, plays into the hands of an inexplicably vast and powerful network of conspiratorial climatologists. Lost somewhere in the mix is the science that should inform and largely settle the discussion.

The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really Up To

The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really Up To

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
April 5, 2016

If you're on a beach drinking delicious cocktails on your four week holiday, that's a very nice sensation. You see someone walk past with a broken leg then you might think, 'Poor thing,' but you won't give up your holiday to go and help them.

I Like Pi

I Like Pi

by Susan Gerbic
March 31, 2016

It's a commonly known fact that skeptics are nerds, so we might as well embrace it and use it to our advantage.

Uninformed Consumers Are Treating Their Flu Symptoms with Muscovy Duck Offal (Minus the Duck)

Uninformed Consumers Are Treating Their Flu Symptoms with Muscovy Duck Offal (Minus the Duck)

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
March 23, 2016

Why on Earth do people buy a medicine with no medicine in it? The back of the box clearly says “Active ingredient Anas barbariae, 200 CK HPUS.” I suspect most customers don’t bother to read that, and if they do, they don’t know what it means.

Quack Busters’ Leader William Jarvis Dies at Eighty

Quack Busters’ Leader William Jarvis Dies at Eighty

by William M. London
Renegades & Rascals
March 22, 2016

Bill emphasized that quackery (also called health fraud) is not merely the use of false and unproven medical procedures. The key is their deceptive promotion in the marketplace as “alternatives” or “complements” to standard medicine—whether the deception is deliberate or done without adequate knowledge or understanding.

Malos tiempos para la homeopatía en España

Malos tiempos para la homeopatía en España

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
March 18, 2016

El 2 de marzo, la Universidad de Barcelona anunció la supresión de su máster en homeopatía, que ofrecía desde mediados de los años 90, porque 'no hay una evidencia científica clara'.

A Skeptic’s Woe over Margaret Cho

A Skeptic’s Woe over Margaret Cho

by Susan Gerbic
March 17, 2016

Being an atheist does not by default make you a skeptic. And the reverse is also true; being a skeptic does not make you an atheist.

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