From a folkloric perspective there are many red flags that the story of The Bye Bye Man (as Schneck described it to me and in his book—he didn’t write the screenplay) is fiction.
I have come to understand that scientific skepticism is a weird beast that is often difficult to understand, especially from the outside.
Most people who are tempted to try homeopathy and even many users of homeopathy have little idea what this type of treatment is all about.
These are the times that try men’s souls.” This was true when Thomas Paine uttered these words, and they remain true today.
We must begin to develop more effective means of disseminating the fruits of our labors to individuals who are skeptical of our skepticism.
One of the unwelcome side effects of the mostly wonderful democratization of knowledge that has been ushered in by the age of the Internet is that we are losing consensus on what to consult when settling a bet.