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Burning the Mean and Disparaging Skeptic Straw Man

Burning the Mean and Disparaging Skeptic Straw Man

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
March 1, 2013

Does “skeptic” equal nasty, obnoxious and shouty? No? Then why do we get automatically tagged with those characteristics even when we are not? The word carries some connotations. But that ought not bar an exchange between skeptics and believers. We have some bridges to build.

Bad Pharma – Interview with Ben Goldacre

Bad Pharma – Interview with Ben Goldacre

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 27, 2013

Dr. Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. For this interview, we discuss the extent of the problems that face the medical establishment and what we can do to solve these problems.

Conspiracy Theory Roundup (February 9, 2013)

Conspiracy Theory Roundup (February 9, 2013)

by Robert Blaskiewicz
This Week in Conspiracy
February 26, 2013

The Conspiracy Theory Roundup is an ongoing series of news items from around the web relevant to connoisseurs of conspiracism.

13 Is Their Lucky Number

13 Is Their Lucky Number

by Jim Underdown
February 13, 2013

The IIG is—we believe—the largest paranormal investigations team in the world. With affiliate groups in several states and a Canadian province, we are in the process of creating an international network of trained investigators who will not only look into paranormal, fringe science, and extraordinary claims in their own regions, but also administer the IIG $50,000 Challenge.

Bill Cooke Visits CFI-Kenya

Bill Cooke Visits CFI-Kenya

by George Ongere
February 6, 2013

From January 7 to 11, our current Director of International Programs at CFI, Bill Cooke, visited Kenya to have a look at the expansive programs CFI-Kenya has been undertaking.

The Birthday Of Burzynski – Skeptics Fundraise For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Birthday Of Burzynski – Skeptics Fundraise For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 1, 2013

On January 23, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients delivered a birthday present to Houston cancer quack Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and the Burzynski Clinic: a donation of around $13,000 raised in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – with a request that the clinic match those funds for the hospital.

The Trouble with Pseudoscience—It Can Be a Catastrophe

The Trouble with Pseudoscience—It Can Be a Catastrophe

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
January 30, 2013

Pseudoscience is what one might call a two-dollar word. Skeptics often throw it around because of its weightiness and the values it transmits. We need to talk about this word, where it came from, and why we should be cautious about using it.

Stuff You Should Know TV

Stuff You Should Know TV

by LaRae Meadows
January 28, 2013

Ever wonder what the love child of the British version of The Office and an overheard conversation about science between two reasonably informed guys would grow up to be? Ok, maybe not, but Stuff You Should Know will answer the question anyway.

Carcajadas contra creencias

Carcajadas contra creencias

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
January 23, 2013

El humor es una magnífica herramienta no sólo para la divulgación del conocimiento, sino también en la lucha contra la pseudociencia, donde tan importante es tener razón como que parezca que uno la tiene.

The House of Skeptics Serves Psi (And Crow)

The House of Skeptics Serves Psi (And Crow)

by Ben Radford
January 18, 2013

A review of Science & Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics, by Chris Carter.

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