Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 39.3
While “Food Babe” Vani Hari’s pseudoscience has been widely debunked by qualified doctors and scientists, a more sobering fact seems to have escaped everyone’s attention: one of America’s most notorious bloggers is earning sales commissions from products that contain the very same ingredients she says are dangerous.
by Thomas P.C. Dorlo, Willem Betz, and Cees N.M. Renckens
The World Health Organization once again advocates for implementing complementary and alternative medicine in national health services, jeopardizing global public health and evidence-based medicine.
by Harriet Hall
Scientific balance and objective assessments of evidence are necessary to avoid biased and misleading answers to concerns about pesticides.
by Lindsay Beyerstein
In an interview with Lindsay Beyerstein on the Point of Inquiry podcast, Offit spoke about the early 2015 measles outbreak at Disneyland, the anti-vaccination movement, and the importance of vaccination.
In the pages of the Skeptical Inquirer and elsewhere in the skeptical literature, you can read about a seemingly endless array of snake oil remedies, dubious health claims, questionable practices, ineffective regulation, and shortcomings of mainstream medicine.
by Chris French
A Scientist in Wonderland: A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble by Edzard Ernst
Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth by James Lawrence Powell
Bias in Reporting of Medical Research: How Dangerous Is It?
by Morton E. Tavel
Science Sells Out: Advertising Traditional Chinese Medicine in Three Supplements
Reams Urine & Saliva Testing: Don’t Waste Your Money
A Special Issue on Medical Misinformation
Monster Lookalikes: Reflections of a Paranatural Naturalist
by Joe Nickell
Were Half of Recently Declassified UFO Reports CIA Flights?
Enter the Boy Wonder, Part 2 – Randi vs. Geller: How the Giant Battle Began
Diet-Heart: A Hypothesis in Crisis? Part 2: The Modern Macronutrient Wars Begin
Texas Monsters and the Chupacabra
A Scientific Response to Chemophobia
by Harriet Hall
100 Chemical Myths: Misconceptions, Misunderstandings, Explanations by Lajos Kovács, Dezsã Csupor, Gábor Lente, and Tamás Gunda
A State of Many Mysteries
by Susan Gerbic
Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment by Benjamin Radford