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by Susan Gerbic
December 5, 2017
Susan Gerbic explains the history behind the Randi photo and the obstacles faced while trying to capture it.
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.
by Susan Gerbic
September 22, 2017
Susan Gerbic explains her experience of totality during the 2017 Solar Eclipse
by Nick Little, translated by Alejandro Borgo
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.
by James Alcock and Loren Pankratz
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!
by Essam Munir
August 7, 2017
A neuroscientific exploration of feeling of a presence phenomenon
August 1, 2017
Homeopathy is a sham. Homeopathic “remedies” have been shown repeatedly by scientific research to be at best placebos.
by Leo Igwe
July 28, 2017
The need for critical thinking in Africa cannot be overemphasized because some of the dark and destructive effects of dogma, superstition, and blind faith are most manifest is in this region.
by Susan Gerbic
July 20, 2017
Race, Pornography, Fake News, Eclipse, Brain Myths, Popular Assumptions, and the Magic of Science…
July 18, 2017
Going beyond the evidence is routinely seen on reality television…
by Russ Dobler
July 17, 2017
Not even an “act of God” could keep a full day of Science-Based Medicine talks from kicking things off on Friday, June 30
by Kenny Biddle
July 7, 2017
Sadly, the majority of gadgets that are being used by ghost hunting teams are about as useful as a car muffler in the shower. In other words, they are completely useless.
June 22, 2017
For skeptics it’s often a no-win situation: If we ignore whatever bogus claim (UFO, Bigfoot, ghosts, conspiracies) then what happens is that believers say to themselves: “There must be something to it…
June 15, 2017
“The Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ is believed to be a hidden online social media group which its main aim is to encourage our children to kill themselves…
May 18, 2017
“I didn’t just want to write a science book… I wanted to celebrate the beauty and magic of the aurora and how captivating it is, and also explore the history of Arctic exploration and the cultures there…”
by Stuart Vyse
April 28, 2017
In addition to celebrating science for science’s sake, there was a strong theme of using science for the betterment of all.
April 5, 2017
The idea that Russians are intentionally fomenting social unrest and government distrust in the United States through news media sounds itself like a conspiracy theory, but it is not.
March 22, 2017
The problem that intelligence agencies face is not having too little data, but precisely the opposite: having too much.
January 20, 2017
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.
November 9, 2016
Notable skeptics were remembered for their deeds in a short presentation shown during the conference.
September 22, 2016
Any other time reports of threatening clowns would likely have been ignored or dismissed, but these copycat clown incidents come at a time when very real terroristic threats and school shootings are in the news.
by Russ Dobler
June 8, 2016
“It’s why the skeptics’ movement was founded—to tackle the issues people think important but that mainstream science considers too ridiculous to bother with.”
September 1, 2011
It’s the day of the Rapture, May 21st, 2011, but I’m on my way to the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for other reasons.
June 9, 2011
At an unconventional convention in Atlanta in February, conspiracy theorists, UFO researchers, alternative medicine advocates, new patriots, and...
May 4, 2011
It's not often that a convention is cheerfully preoccupied by the sound of crunching.
by Joe Nickell
October 31, 2010
Joe Nickell recently sat down with Director of CFI Libraries Tim Binga to hold the 14th Annual Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Houdini Séance.
by Robert Slack, Jr., Eugenie V. Mielczarek
June 10, 2010
Acupuncture has become increasingly embedded within the American healthcare system, despite mounting empirical evidence against it.