The inevitable downside to a movement with no center is a lack of a figurehead to drive activism and direct enthusiasm into effective pursuits, meaning opportunities to counter pseudoscience directly and publicly sometimes pass by, with local groups focusing their energies on their own local activities.
You can imagine my excitement (and dismay) when I came across an example of expert testimony being offered in support of a classic piece of pseudoscience: homeopathy.
I analyzed the Perrons’ claims of demonic activity and showed that they were consistent with the effects of strong winds, misperceptions, schoolgirl pranks, vivid dreams, simple suggestion, role-playing, and other factors.
Hint: Focus on Community-Based Strategies and Avoid Denigrating Parents.
Herman Pontzer describes new research findings that challenge our conventional wisdom about diet, exercise, and weight loss.
With his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins revolutionized the modern understanding of evolution by natural selection and sparked a passion for science in millions of readers across generations. Forty years later, Dawkins revisits his milestone work in Skeptical Inquirer...