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Guerrilla Skepticism Visits the Center for Inquiry

Guerrilla Skepticism Visits the Center for Inquiry

by Susan Gerbic
August 15, 2013

Wikipedia has become the default initial source of research for many students, teachers and the general public who want answers. It's important and becoming more important daily. Editing Wikipedia is a passion for the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia team.

A Million Poisoning Planes

A Million Poisoning Planes

by Kyle Hill
Reductio ad Absurdum
August 14, 2013

Millions of planes criss-cross the skies, dumbing down the populace with secret and powerful chemical agents. Every time you board a plane, you can’t look out a window without seeing one of these jet-powered poisoners. There is always danger overhead when chemtrails really do cover the sky.

Nope, It Was Always Already Wrong

Nope, It Was Always Already Wrong

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
August 8, 2013

Recently, the claim that the phrase “conspiracy theory” was popularized in the 1960s by the CIA to discredit those who dared to question the Warren Commission has been popping up in the conspiracy-o-sphere.

Is Marijuana Medical? Part Two: My First Time

Is Marijuana Medical? Part Two: My First Time

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
August 7, 2013

When I get my first bag of marijuana home, I have no idea what to do with it. Unlike most medicine, cannabis doesn’t come in a “dosage” so much as in “servings.”

Is Marijuana Medical? Part One: How I Got a Cannabis Prescription from a Porn Star

Is Marijuana Medical? Part One: How I Got a Cannabis Prescription from a Porn Star

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
August 2, 2013

He looks a lot like a doctor from a soap opera: chiseled jaw and yellow-blonde hair. You’d definitely think his name was Keith, which it isn’t. Dr. Keith is going to decide if I can get a prescription for medical marijuana under California’s Proposition 215, the California Compassionate Care Act.

Moonacy

Moonacy

by Kyle Hill
Reductio ad Absurdum
July 31, 2013

Our moon has about as much gravitational effect on the body of any one person as a mosquito sitting on someone’s arm. If the amount of gravity the moon commands really did affect rates of crime, suicide, homicide, depression, and accidents, any swarm of the pests would be a flying disaster waiting to happen.

Over-reliance on Science

Over-reliance on Science

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
July 26, 2013

Science is great, one of the best processes humans have come up with. It has everything to do with how we live long, productive, healthy lives. It is not, however, the be-all and end-all method of how to solve every problem.

Do You Believe In Magic? Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

Do You Believe In Magic? Interview with Dr. Paul Offit

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
July 19, 2013

In Do You Believe in Magic? he criticizes the negative impact that celebrities like Jenny McCarthy can have on the public understanding and support of good health and science. In addition, he offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry.

When All of Us Are Nostradamus

When All of Us Are Nostradamus

by Kyle Hill
Reductio ad Absurdum
July 11, 2013

Peeking at the hand fate dealt you is commonplace in a world where psychics actually exist. For them, the future is as clear as the past, though abilities would range from Spidey sense to Oracle at Delphi.

The Most Adorable Mandible

The Most Adorable Mandible

by LaRae Meadows
July 2, 2013

It should be a surprise to no one when skeptics congregate at conferences, the conversations and talks are nothing short of extraordinary with one-liners that cannot be found anywhere else. Not convinced? Keep reading. SkeptiCal 2013 will serve as our case study.

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