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La Sociedad Nacional del Síndrome de Down promueve la pseudociencia de la comunicación

La Sociedad Nacional del Síndrome de Down promueve la pseudociencia de la comunicación

by Stuart Vyse, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Behavior & Belief
February 12, 2019

El 10 de enero de 2019, la Sociedad Nacional del Síndrome de Down estadounidense (NDSS) puso a disposición un seminario web gratuito y público sobre comunicación facilitada (CF), un método de comunicación totalmente desacreditado que mayormente se utiliza con personas autistas.

The Provenance of Captain Smith’s ‘Haunted’ Mirror

The Provenance of Captain Smith’s ‘Haunted’ Mirror

by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
February 11, 2019

A super exciting, new haunted item from the Titanic

Brazil Launches Its First Institute for the Promotion of Skepticism

Brazil Launches Its First Institute for the Promotion of Skepticism

by Natalia Pasternak and Carlos Orsi
Special Report
February 7, 2019

On November 22, 2018, Institute Question of Science (IQC), the first Brazilian institute for skepticism and rational thinking, was officially launched.

A Surfeit of Silliness

A Surfeit of Silliness

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
February 6, 2019

Is the world getting crazier?

Were the ‘Sonic Attacks’ on American Diplomats Just Sci-Fi?

Were the ‘Sonic Attacks’ on American Diplomats Just Sci-Fi?

by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
February 5, 2019

Mass psychogenic illness expert Robert Bartholomew shares his latest thoughts on the (supposed) “sonic weapon” attacks on the U.S. embassy staff in Cuba and China.

Revolviendo el contenedor de basura del VAERS La realidad es la mejor medicina

Revolviendo el contenedor de basura del VAERS La realidad es la mejor medicina

by Harriet Hall, translated by Alejandro Borgo
SkepDoc's Corner
January 28, 2019

Sin duda, las vacunas son uno de los más grandes triunfos de la medicina moderna.

Squaring the Skeptic with Celestia Ward (Part 2)

Squaring the Skeptic with Celestia Ward (Part 2)

by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
January 25, 2019

In part 2 of this interview, we discuss the History Channel’s Amelia Earhart debacle, mommy-woo, the Blue Whale Game, the influence of science fiction on skeptics, and chiropractic pseudoscience even a ten-year-old skeptic could see right through.

Natalie Grams:  Medical Homeopath to Professional Skeptic

Natalie Grams:  Medical Homeopath to Professional Skeptic

by Annika Merkelbach
Special Report
January 22, 2019

Natalie Grams was once a practicing homeopathic doctor.  She decided to write a book defending homeopathy, but what she learned changed her own views instead.

National Down Syndrome Society Promotes Communication Pseudoscience

National Down Syndrome Society Promotes Communication Pseudoscience

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
January 16, 2019

As readers of this column will recall, FC is based on the theory that many people with profound language deficits suffer from a physical problem—an inability to produce the sounds for speech or the movements required for writing or typing—but are not cognitively impaired.

The Dibbuk Box

The Dibbuk Box

by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
January 14, 2019

As luck would have it, this is another one of the “Big Four” haunted objects in Zak Bagans Haunted Museum.

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