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The Unseen (But Often Heard) World of Welcome to Night Vale - An Interview with Joseph Fink

The Unseen (But Often Heard) World of Welcome to Night Vale - An Interview with Joseph Fink

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
January 12, 2016

While many skeptics may deride conspiracy theories and the paranormal, you cannot deny the creative inspiration such claims provide to shows like Welcome to Night Vale.

The Wikipediatrician’s Whirlwind Australian Tour

The Wikipediatrician’s Whirlwind Australian Tour

by Susan Gerbic
January 11, 2016

I encourage everyone to not just visit a place but use social media to find our community. Skeptic groups in areas all over the world have Meetup.com and Facebook pages; reach out to them and make your own mini-tour. I’m sure that they are as interested in meeting you as you are in meeting them.

I’m an ENFP: We’re Confused by Personality Tests

I’m an ENFP: We’re Confused by Personality Tests

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
January 6, 2016

As far as confirmation bias goes, it had been working against Myers-Briggs, and Myers-Briggs had won. I was impressed. But is impressive enough to make it useful?

Trump-Rage: How Political Anger Clouds Our Thinking

Trump-Rage: How Political Anger Clouds Our Thinking

by Tamar Wilner
Media Mind
January 4, 2016

The solution is not to seek some Platonic ideal of pure rationality, which is neither achievable nor desirable. Anger, managed correctly, can drive ethical action. The key is to focus on the informational content of those anger states and find the most effective ways to fashion and spread correctives.

Burzynski in Court Again

Burzynski in Court Again

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
December 29, 2015

Dr. Burzynski and his witnesses will describe the frontier of science as a place where the end justifies the means. The frontiers may be the range of true pioneers such as Dr. Farber, Dr. Frei, and Dr. Freireich, but it is not the Wild West.

What if Alternative Health Fixes Are Making You Unhealthy? Interview with Dr. Garth Maker

What if Alternative Health Fixes Are Making You Unhealthy? Interview with Dr. Garth Maker

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
December 22, 2015

The medical community is not aware of the scope of use of these particular compounds, and then at the same time when things go wrong people often don’t go to their GP or they don’t fully disclose what has potentially caused the adverse reaction, so we also have considerable under reporting of these adverse reactions.

Zombie Criticisms of Conventional Medicine

Zombie Criticisms of Conventional Medicine

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
December 18, 2015

Critics of modern medicine would do well to follow my “SkepDoc’s Rule:” Before you accept a claim, try to understand who disagrees with it and why.

Guns: Feeling Safe Does Not Equal Being Safe

Guns: Feeling Safe Does Not Equal Being Safe

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
December 16, 2015

Sadly, buying a gun does not make you safer. To the contrary, the evidence suggests that bringing a gun into your home increases the chances you will be killed.

No Jab, No Pay–Now the Australian Way: Interview with Julie Leask

No Jab, No Pay–Now the Australian Way: Interview with Julie Leask

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
December 8, 2015

The Australian federal government’s no-jab-no-pay laws will remove childcare benefits, rebates, and the end-of-year Family Tax Benefit A supplement from parents who don’t immunize their children.

Psychology’s CAM Controversy

Psychology’s CAM Controversy

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
November 23, 2015

Poor psychology. Times have been tough lately for both psychological science and for the profession of clinical psychology.

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