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Editing Backwards - GSoW and Skeptical Inquirer Magazine

Editing Backwards - GSoW and Skeptical Inquirer Magazine

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
May 22, 2018

Many years ago, before the internet was even a glimmer in the eye of Al Gore, I found a copy of Skeptical Inquirer Magazine.

Demon House Deconstructed

Demon House Deconstructed

by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
May 21, 2018

Demon House is a documentary by Zak Bagans, best known for his Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures.

GSoW in the Land of Enchantment

GSoW in the Land of Enchantment

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
May 21, 2018

The Susan Gerbic tour continues in New Mexico

Why Are Millennials Turning to Astrology?

Why Are Millennials Turning to Astrology?

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
May 18, 2018

One of the most noteworthy aspects of belief in astrology is that it is more often embraced by liberals, which places it in the company of the anti-GMO and anti-vaccination movements (Vyse 2015).

Did Salt Water Supplement Regenerate Baby’s Heart Valve?

Did Salt Water Supplement Regenerate Baby’s Heart Valve?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
May 17, 2018

If a missing part of the heart was actually regenerated by ASEA, it would have been trumpeted in the headlines and someone would be in line for a Nobel Prize. 

The Challenge of Belief

The Challenge of Belief

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 16, 2018

An Interview with James Alcock for CSICon 2018

Stalin, Mengele y el platillo volante de Roswell

Stalin, Mengele y el platillo volante de Roswell

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
May 11, 2018

La periodista Annie Jacobsen propone en un libro sobre el Área 51 una nueva descabellada versión del más famoso caso de ovni estrellado

Bigfoot Sighting in New Jersey? Maybe Not…

Bigfoot Sighting in New Jersey? Maybe Not…

by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
May 9, 2018

“Whatever this was had, literally, leaped across the entire road. It was about six feet tall. Like a light-colored hair, like a deer, but I’m like it certainly wasn’t a deer because it had its legs splayed and it almost looked like a ballerina leaping across the road.”

On Dogs and Conspiracy Theories

On Dogs and Conspiracy Theories

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 8, 2018

A Conversation with Joseph Uscinski

Did a New Study Find That Men Think They’re Smarter Than Women? Debunking Sexism Clickbait

Did a New Study Find That Men Think They’re Smarter Than Women? Debunking Sexism Clickbait

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
May 7, 2018

You may have seen headlines about a recent study at Arizona State University that found, among other things, that college men think they’re smarter than women.

Riddle Me Biddle

Riddle Me Biddle

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 3, 2018

An Interview with CSICon 2018 Speaker Kenny Biddle

Mr. Shaha’s Recipes For Wonder — An Interview with Author Alom Shaha

Mr. Shaha’s Recipes For Wonder — An Interview with Author Alom Shaha

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
May 2, 2018

Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London; as a parent, teacher, science writer, and filmmaker, he has spent most of his professional life trying to share his passion for science and education with the public.

2017 O4SR Scholarship Winners for CSICon

2017 O4SR Scholarship Winners for CSICon

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
April 25, 2018

One of the joys of attending skeptic conferences such as CSICon is introducing new people to the community and seeing them spark when they meet more people and then become more involved in the getting work done.

Ghostly ‘Black Monk’ or Random Tourist?

Ghostly ‘Black Monk’ or Random Tourist?

by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
April 24, 2018

Several British tabloids and paranormal-themed websites have reported that a ghostly black monk has appeared in a photograph taken by Jon Wickes during a visit to Eynsford Castle in Kent.

Registration is NOW OPEN for SkeptiCalCon in Berkeley on June 10, 2018

Registration is NOW OPEN for SkeptiCalCon in Berkeley on June 10, 2018

by The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Special Report
April 23, 2018

Nancy Grace Should be Ashamed of Herself!

Nancy Grace Should be Ashamed of Herself!

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
April 20, 2018

Why should we care, she is just another celebrity known for hyping other celebrities right? Wrong.

Photos for Wikipedia

Photos for Wikipedia

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
April 19, 2018

When I travel I look for forgotten museums and historical sites. I quickly look to see if there might be a Wikipedia page that photo can go on and snap away. Upload the image and then give it to a new person to add to the Wikipedia page. It is very rewarding.

Train Track Therapy

Train Track Therapy

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
April 18, 2018

People in Indonesia lie down on the tracks with their head on one rail and their legs on another. When a train comes, they get up and move away; after it passes, they lie down again.

Lotus Birth

Lotus Birth

by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
April 13, 2018

Those engaging in lotus birth often keep the placenta in a pouch or a bowl to dry, with salt and optional dried herbs and essentials oils to aid in the drying process and to mask the odor of the decomposing placenta.

Light Bulb Luminosity Demonstration

Light Bulb Luminosity Demonstration

by The Independent Investigations Group
Special Report
April 11, 2018

A claim against the paranormal through controlled tests

Colorado Dreaming

Colorado Dreaming

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
April 11, 2018

A recap of the 2018 Fort Collins Skepticamp

Beyond the Echo Chamber:  Skeptical Outreach through Pop Culture

Beyond the Echo Chamber:  Skeptical Outreach through Pop Culture

by Russ Dobler
April 4, 2018

So many people do so much great work researching, investigating, and compiling the best evidence for or against an unlikely claim—and yet it rarely reaches the people it really needs to.

How Not to Combat Obesity

How Not to Combat Obesity

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
April 3, 2018

If you are a consumer who wants to learn about healthy eating, you will find less and less of the information you need at the USDA.

Why ‘They’ Aren’t Calling It ‘Terrorism’: A Primer

Why ‘They’ Aren’t Calling It ‘Terrorism’: A Primer

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
April 2, 2018

The issue is not terribly complicated, but it is nuanced and often counter-intuitive.

CSICon Sunday Papers 2017

CSICon Sunday Papers 2017

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
March 29, 2018

One of best parts of our community is the short lectures told by people who generally aren’t known as main speakers.

Book about Quackery Is a Hoot!

Book about Quackery Is a Hoot!

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
March 27, 2018

In addition to colorfully describing quackeries I was already aware of, the book covers many that were new, along with providing obscure facts and tidbits about celebrities.

Ten Tricks of the Psychics I Bet You Didn’t Know (You Won’t Believe #6!)

Ten Tricks of the Psychics I Bet You Didn’t Know (You Won’t Believe #6!)

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
March 23, 2018

Psychics are out to fool you. Yep, and they are good at it too.

MCS SkeptiCamp: Bringing Skepticism to the People

MCS SkeptiCamp: Bringing Skepticism to the People

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
March 20, 2018

Susan Gerbic’s local group, Monterey County Skeptics (MCS), has just completed its fourth SkeptiCamp, held January 6, 2018 in Seaside, California.

The Blackwell Ghost

The Blackwell Ghost

by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
March 19, 2018

Kenny Biddle debunks this “work of fiction” as seen on Amazon Prime.

Canarias, ¿tierra de ovnis?

Canarias, ¿tierra de ovnis?

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
March 14, 2018

Un libro desmonta las fantasías de los ufólogos que durante décadas han presentado el archipiélago como un puesto avanzado de los extraterrestres

Talking about The Woman Who Fooled the World: A Conversation with Nick Toscano

Talking about The Woman Who Fooled the World: A Conversation with Nick Toscano

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
March 13, 2018

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she’d never had cancer.

Reflections on Shermer’s Heavens on Earth

Reflections on Shermer’s Heavens on Earth

by Felipe Nogueira
March 12, 2018

Michael Shermer’s book, Heavens on Earth, details how the awareness of our mortality and failings has led to beliefs in heaven and hell, in afterlives and resurrections both spiritual and physical, in utopias and dystopias, in progress and decline, and in the perfectibility and fallibility of human nature.

Numb and Normal: Phantom Fears of an Indifferent America

Numb and Normal: Phantom Fears of an Indifferent America

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
March 8, 2018

The reaction to the latest school shooting in Florida suggests that Americans are anything but numb or indifferent to the violence.

Thomas Bopp Gets a Worthy Wikipedia Page

Thomas Bopp Gets a Worthy Wikipedia Page

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
March 5, 2018

Thomas Bopp’s Wikipedia page was an embarrassment until GSoW got interested. Now thousands read about him and his codiscovery.

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 5

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 5

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
March 2, 2018

This article is the fifth and last chronicling the adventures of my month long European About Time Tour. This tour was funded by individual skeptical organizations and by private donations.

The Enduring Legend of the Changeling

The Enduring Legend of the Changeling

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
March 1, 2018

. Although in much of the world today maternal and infant mortality are less of a problem than they once were, many children continue to be born with abnormalities and developmental problems that profoundly alter their parents’ expectations.

Crisis Actors, Inc.

Crisis Actors, Inc.

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
March 1, 2018

The “crisis actor” idea is a fairly new phenomenon, though the accusation that protesters and activist are being paid is as old as politics.

Let’s Be Reasonable

Let’s Be Reasonable

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 26, 2018

An Interview with Rebecca Fox

How to Make Better Decisions: Skeptics’ Advice

How to Make Better Decisions: Skeptics’ Advice

by Jonathan Jarry
CSICon
February 21, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 4

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 4

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
February 20, 2018

This article is the fourth of five articles, chronicling the adventures of my month long European About Time Tour. This tour was funded by the individual skeptical organizations and by private donations.

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 3

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 3

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
February 16, 2018

About Time Tour – September 24–29, 2017

Pulseras de cobre y cócteles: ¿el cobre te curará o te matará?

Pulseras de cobre y cócteles: ¿el cobre te curará o te matará?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
February 15, 2018

Las pulseras de cobre se usaron durante siglos en la medicina folcórica. Supuestamente reducen el dolor de las articulaciones y la rigidez asociada a la artritis, y usando cobre en la muñeca presuntamente beneficia a todas las articulaciones en el cuerpo.

An interview with Joe Nickell at CSICon

An interview with Joe Nickell at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
CSICon
February 14, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 2

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 2

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
February 9, 2018

About Time Tour – September 20–24, 2017

An interview with Grant Ritchey at CSICon

An interview with Grant Ritchey at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
CSICon
February 8, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

Copper Bracelets and Moscow Mules: Will Copper Heal You or Kill You?

Copper Bracelets and Moscow Mules: Will Copper Heal You or Kill You?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
February 8, 2018

Copper bracelets have been used for centuries in folk medicine. They allegedly reduce the joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, and wearing copper on the wrist supposedly benefits all joints in the body.

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Elects Six New Fellows

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Elects Six New Fellows

by csicop.org
Special Report
February 8, 2018

CSI fellows are elected for their distinguished service to science and skepticism, serving as advisors to CSI and its magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, and are invited to share their expertise and advice on the program’s issues and projects.

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 1

Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 1

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
February 8, 2018

Susan Gerbic tells of her journeys through the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

A Skeptics’ Six-Month Book Club List for a New Year

A Skeptics’ Six-Month Book Club List for a New Year

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 6, 2018

(AKA the Science-Based-Diversity-Fetus-Transgender-Entitlement-Vulnerable-Evidence-Based Reading Suggestions for the Start of 2018)

Some Success Against City of Hope’s Cancer Miracle Mongering?

Some Success Against City of Hope’s Cancer Miracle Mongering?

by William M. London
Consumer Health
February 2, 2018

William London fights against false advertisement by City of Hope

An interview with Alison Bernstein at CSICon

An interview with Alison Bernstein at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
CSICon
January 31, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

William James and the Psychics

William James and the Psychics

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
January 30, 2018

Why did one of the great figures in the history of psychological science, a Harvard University professor who supervised the earliest United States doctoral degrees in psychology, spend many years attending séances and ultimately come to support the honesty and integrity of a famous Boston medium?

Uno de los nuestros tiene problemas…

Uno de los nuestros tiene problemas…

by Claire Klingenberg, Escépticos Europeos
Special Report
January 29, 2018

Posiblemente sepáis que Britt Hermes, una activista escéptica internacional sobre la naturopatía, ha sido demandada por difamación.

De entrañable curandero a peligro público

De entrañable curandero a peligro público

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
January 26, 2018

Medios españoles que le han promocionado durante décadas dan la espalda a un pseudomédico por decir que la mejor terapia contra el cáncer es “no hacer nada”

An interview with Eugenie Scott at CSICon

An interview with Eugenie Scott at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
CSICon
January 24, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

One of our own is in trouble…

One of our own is in trouble…

by Claire Klingeberg, European Skeptics
January 17, 2018

Britt Hermes, who is an international skeptical campaigner about naturopathy, is currently being sued for defamation.

An interview with Kevin Folta at CSICon

An interview with Kevin Folta at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
CSICon
January 17, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

Sonic Attack Claims Are Unjustified: Just Follow the Facts

Sonic Attack Claims Are Unjustified: Just Follow the Facts

by Robert E. Bartholomew
Special Report
January 16, 2018

Regardless of what you may be hearing in the news, claims that a “sonic attack” took place in Cuba are dubious.

Recent Developments in ‘Eastern’ Science

Recent Developments in ‘Eastern’ Science

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
January 12, 2018

Science from the Koran and the Vedas? Who knew?

An Interview with Britt Hermes at CSICon

An Interview with Britt Hermes at CSICon

by Jonathan Jarry
CSICon
January 11, 2018

Check out this interview by the McGill Office for Science and Society

Ayurveda: Ancient Superstition, Not Ancient Wisdom

Ayurveda: Ancient Superstition, Not Ancient Wisdom

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
December 14, 2017

Ayurveda is basically superstition mixed with a soupçon of practical health advice.

I promise, it is the last time I will write about Tyler Henry.  This year. Probably.

I promise, it is the last time I will write about Tyler Henry.  This year. Probably.

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
December 8, 2017

Sometimes what is missing from a psychic reading is more interesting—and more important—than what was actually said.

Do Superstitious Rituals Work?

Do Superstitious Rituals Work?

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
December 8, 2017

Yes, your superstitions work, but it’s the ritual, not the superstition, that’s making you feel better. Any old ritual will do.

CSICon Photo Tribute to James Randi

CSICon Photo Tribute to James Randi

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
Special Report
December 5, 2017

Susan Gerbic explains the history behind the Randi photo and the obstacles faced while trying to capture it.

Would You Drill Holes in Your Head for Science?

Would You Drill Holes in Your Head for Science?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
November 15, 2017

The information that can be obtained from sham surgery trials is invaluable, but it doesn’t always change clinical practices, and many have questioned the ethics of subjecting sham surgery patients to the risks of sham surgery knowing there is no possible benefit to their health.

Chiropractors and Diabetes Gimmickry

Chiropractors and Diabetes Gimmickry

by William M. London
Consumer Health
November 13, 2017

Chiropractic’s identity as a profession depends on a gimmick: promoting the implausible notion that chiropractors have special expertise to detect and adjust supposedly health compromising spinal dysfunctions.

An Interview with Guy Harrison

An Interview with Guy Harrison

by Alejandro Borgo
November 10, 2017

Guy P. Harrison is an American author. He is known for his written works on skepticism and atheism.

El origen del movimiento escéptico español

El origen del movimiento escéptico español

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
November 9, 2017

Un grupo de ufólogos fue a mediados de los años 80 el germen de la primera organización española crítica con las pseudociencias

‘Educate Yourself’: The Log in the Critical Eye

‘Educate Yourself’: The Log in the Critical Eye

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
November 8, 2017

As a professional skeptic, I deal with all manner of believer. Some are respectful, some are not, but the one constant is that the believer and I are approaching the topic from different viewpoints.

From Mallets to Chisels: Good Journalism, Bad Journalism, and Fake News

From Mallets to Chisels: Good Journalism, Bad Journalism, and Fake News

by Tamar Wilner
Media Mind
November 6, 2017

Ever since “fake news” became an inescapable phrase in late 2016, journalism professionals familiar with misinformation have made a point of defining the term carefully. But some academics and journalists seem confused.

The Riddle of Consciousness

The Riddle of Consciousness

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
October 23, 2017

Consciousness is not a nonphysical phenomenon. It is an evolved user-illusion, “a system of virtual machines that evolved, genetically and memetically, to play very special roles in the ‘cognitive niche’ our ancestors have constructed over the millennia.”

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Michael Mann

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Michael Mann

by Mark Boslough
CSICon
October 20, 2017

Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center at Penn State. His research focuses on climate change.

“13. It’s Just a Number, Right?”

“13. It’s Just a Number, Right?”

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
October 13, 2017

A 2007 Gallup poll found that 13 percent of Americans would be bothered by being assigned a 13th floor hotel room.

We Already Know the Las Vegas Shooter’s Motive

We Already Know the Las Vegas Shooter’s Motive

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
October 12, 2017

The shooter’s goal was to set a record: to kill as many people as possible all by himself and to become famous for doing so, simply because he could.

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Bob Novella

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Bob Novella

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
September 28, 2017

Bob Novella is one of the founding members of the popular The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast that started in May 2005. He and the rest of the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe rogues will be speaking at CSICon, October 26–28, 2017.

27 academias científicas nacionales europeas alertan de 
la inutilidad y el peligro de la homeopatía

27 academias científicas nacionales europeas alertan de 
la inutilidad y el peligro de la homeopatía

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
September 26, 2017

Dictaminan que la pseudoterapia limita sus efectos al placebo y piden a los legisladores de la UE que tomen medidas contra ella

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Maria Konnikova

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Maria Konnikova

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
September 25, 2017

Maria Konnikova is a full-time writer with PhD in Psychology. She’s written two books and has been working on a third. Learn more about her here!

The Experience of Experiencing Eclipse People Watching

The Experience of Experiencing Eclipse People Watching

by Susan Gerbic
Special Report
September 22, 2017

Susan Gerbic explains her experience of totality during the 2017 Solar Eclipse

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Sheldon W. Helms

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Sheldon W. Helms

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
September 22, 2017

Sheldon W. Helms is a professor of experimental psychology at Ohlone College in Fremont, California, where he serves as senior faculty member in the Psychology Department.

Testosterone Rex

Testosterone Rex

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
September 19, 2017

Testosterone Rex: the familiar, plausible, pervasive, and powerful story of sex and society. Testosterone drives masculinity; it allegedly explains all those male/female differences.

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Evan Bernstein

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Evan Bernstein

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
September 18, 2017

Evan is the co-host of an award-winning podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and also a member of the executive board for The New England Skeptical Society. Get to know him here!

The One Where “Psychic” Tyler Henry Reads Alan Thicke

The One Where “Psychic” Tyler Henry Reads Alan Thicke

by Susan Gerbic
September 15, 2017

Is Hollywood Medium blaming Alan Thicke for not taking Tyler Henry’s reading seriously?

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Kavin Senapathy

An Interview with CSICon Speaker Kavin Senapathy

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
September 14, 2017

Kavin Senapathy will be speaking at CSICon Saturday, October 28 along with Natalie Newell at 11:00 a.m. She is a science communicator who lives in Madison, Wisconsin and writes for Forbes Magazine. Get to know her in this interview.

La Homeopatía es una farsa

La Homeopatía es una farsa

by Nick Little, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Special Report
September 13, 2017

La homeopatía es una farsa. Se ha demostrado a través de la investigación científica que los “remedios” homeopáticos son, como mucho, un placebo.

From CSICon Speakers James Alcock and Loren Pankratz: A Call for Essays

by James Alcock and Loren Pankratz
Special Report
September 12, 2017

The speakers are seeking essays about the personal experience of changing one’s mind because of meaningful new information or data, compelling argument, or defeated theory. Read for more information!

TIES Weekly Update – September 6, 2017

TIES Weekly Update – September 6, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
September 6, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

James Alcock - an Interview with Susan Gerbic

James Alcock - an Interview with Susan Gerbic

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
September 6, 2017

James Alcock is a professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is also a fellow and member of the Executive Council for the Committee for the Skeptical Inquirer and one of the original faculty lecturers with the Skeptic’s Toolbox.

TIES Weekly Update – September 1, 2017

TIES Weekly Update – September 1, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
September 1, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science

Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search For Wellness—Interview with Brigid Delaney

Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search For Wellness—Interview with Brigid Delaney

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
August 31, 2017

Cold-pressed juices, quitting sugar, Paleo, hot yoga, mindfulness … if you embrace these things you will be happy, you will be well—just ask Instagram.

Robert Brotherton habla sobre las teorías conspirativas: “solo la punta del iceberg”

Robert Brotherton habla sobre las teorías conspirativas: “solo la punta del iceberg”

by Susan Gerbic, translated by Alejandro Borgo
CSICon
August 30, 2017

Rob Brotherton es autor y profesor en el Barnard College, ciudad de Nueva York, EE.UU. Tiene un doctorado proveniente de la Goldsmiths University of London; su tesis se refería a la psicología de las teorías conspirativas.

The Incorrigible Dr. Oz

The Incorrigible Dr. Oz

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
August 29, 2017

Oz has made a reputation for himself as the Television SuperDoctor, but don’t be fooled by his dramaticized remedies.

Moving Science’s Statistical Goalposts

Moving Science’s Statistical Goalposts

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
August 28, 2017

In 1989, Ralph Rosnow and Robert Rosenthal, two well-respected experts on statistical methods in psychology, wrote the following memorable line: “We want to underscore that, surely, God loves the .06 nearly as much as the .05”. For researchers in psychology, this was an amusing statement.

Puzzling World - NZ

Puzzling World - NZ

by Susan Gerbic
August 25, 2017

The world is turned inside out for Susan Gerbic, as she makes a visit to the Puzzling World, located in New Zealand

Enter the Skeptic Zone: An Interview with CSICon Speaker, Richard Saunders

Enter the Skeptic Zone: An Interview with CSICon Speaker, Richard Saunders

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 24, 2017

Richard Saunders is twice president of the Australian Skeptics, founder of the popular Sydney Skeptics in the Pub event, actor, and also a professional origamist.

Looking Back at the 2016 New Zealand Skeptics Conference

Looking Back at the 2016 New Zealand Skeptics Conference

by Susan Gerbic
August 24, 2017

Susan Gerbic re-caps her recent experiences in New Zealand at the Skeptics Conference.

This is Genetic Engineering 2.0!

This is Genetic Engineering 2.0!

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 14, 2017

Kevin Folta is a professor at the University of Florida and the chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department. He will be speaking at CSICon on Friday October 27.

Addressing the Fear-Based Narrative Around GMOs with Natalie Newell

Addressing the Fear-Based Narrative Around GMOs with Natalie Newell

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 8, 2017

Natalie Newell is the director and producer of the Science Moms documentary that will be shown at CSICon on Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m.

The Ghost Behind You

The Ghost Behind You

by Essam Munir
Special Report
August 7, 2017

A neuroscientific exploration of feeling of a presence phenomenon

Kenny Biddle at CSICon: You Are Going to Love His Workshop!

Kenny Biddle at CSICon: You Are Going to Love His Workshop!

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 4, 2017

Kenny Biddle lives in Pennsylvania and was a paranormal investigator until he began questioning ghost photographs he and his peers kept shooting. He is a professional photographer, blogger, writer and science enthusiast. He will be speaking at CSICon 2017 Thursday, October 26.

El aristócrata que intentó engañar a Houdini

El aristócrata que intentó engañar a Houdini

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
August 3, 2017

Joaquín María Argamasilla cautivó hace cien años con su visión de rayos X a renombrados científicos españoles.