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Self-Hatred: The Cause of Autoimmune Disease?

Self-Hatred: The Cause of Autoimmune Disease?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
November 14, 2016

The idea that we can take control of our destiny and can prevent or cure illness with our thoughts alone is a seductive one. Wouldn’t that be nice? I wish it were true.

In-Memoriam Segment from CSICon 2016

by Timothy Binga
Special Report
November 9, 2016

Notable skeptics were remembered for their deeds in a short presentation shown during the conference.

Myth Check: Was Hitler a Vegetarian?

Myth Check: Was Hitler a Vegetarian?

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
November 2, 2016

Why are we still talking about Hitler at the dinner table?

The Screening Test that Caused an Epidemic

The Screening Test that Caused an Epidemic

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
October 21, 2016

Just because you can screen for a disease doesn’t mean you should.

The Keeper of the Skeptic’s Dictionary: An Interview with Robert Todd Carroll

The Keeper of the Skeptic’s Dictionary: An Interview with Robert Todd Carroll

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
October 18, 2016

It would probably be more fashionable to go out with a bang rather than with a whimper, but at this time, this is as good as it is going to get.

Skeptical Community Mourns the Loss of Robert Todd Carroll

Skeptical Community Mourns the Loss of Robert Todd Carroll

by Susan Gerbic
October 10, 2016

Bob Carroll was exceptional to his family and friends, and I want everyone to know that he was very special to the skeptic community as well.

How to Talk about Conflict of Interest

How to Talk about Conflict of Interest

by Tamar Wilner
Media Mind
October 5, 2016

Most medical meta-studies are either unnecessary, misleading, or wrong

A Questionable Letter of Recommendation for Ear Candling

A Questionable Letter of Recommendation for Ear Candling

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
September 27, 2016

No way am I ever going to put one in my ear. Call me prejudiced… in favor of science and reality.

Fifteen Minutes of Skepticism: The Sunday Papers, An interview with Jay Diamond

Fifteen Minutes of Skepticism: The Sunday Papers, An interview with Jay Diamond

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
September 27, 2016

I went on a journey from the worst shape of my life to vastly exceeding my fitness goals and had to wade through mounds of questionable claims to understand which claims were valid.

Alabama School Panic: Is ‘Clown Lockdown’ the New Normal?

Alabama School Panic: Is ‘Clown Lockdown’ the New Normal?

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
September 22, 2016

Any other time reports of threatening clowns would likely have been ignored or dismissed, but these copycat clown incidents come at a time when very real terroristic threats and school shootings are in the news.

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