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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.

Robert Brotherton on Conspiracy Theories: “...just the tip of the iceberg.”

Robert Brotherton on Conspiracy Theories: “...just the tip of the iceberg.”

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 2, 2017

I got into conspiracy theories very early in my psychology career, while I was still an undergrad. Around that time I was getting into the skeptical movement, reading books such as Flim Flam and The Demon Haunted World, and it got me interested in the weird side of psychology – false memories, magical beliefs, and the like.

Homeopathy is a Sham

Homeopathy is a Sham

by Nicholas Little
Special Report
August 1, 2017

Homeopathy is a sham. Homeopathic “remedies” have been shown repeatedly by scientific research to be at best placebos.

The Age of Misinformation is More Global Than We Might Think

The Age of Misinformation is More Global Than We Might Think

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
July 31, 2017

Taner Edis is a professor of physics at Truman State University in Missouri. He is a Scientific and Technical Consultant for CSI and has written several books on religion and science. He will be speaking at CSICon 2017 at 9am on Saturday, October 28.

iDoubt: Critical Thinking and Skepticism in Africa in an Internet Age

by Leo Igwe
Special Report
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.

Ancient Navajo Cure for Hearing Loss: A Lesson in Spotting Red Flags

Ancient Navajo Cure for Hearing Loss: A Lesson in Spotting Red Flags

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
July 27, 2017

I’ve been getting emails advertising a lost Navajo remedy that can cure deafness. Nearly 33,500 people have allegedly reversed their hearing loss in just two weeks with this 100 percent natural treatment.

The Bloody Work of “Naturopathic Doctors” with Britt Hermes

The Bloody Work of “Naturopathic Doctors” with Britt Hermes

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
July 25, 2017

So, I was one of these “naturopathic doctors.” I went to a school near Seattle named Bastyr University, which told prospective students that its curriculum was “just like” medical school.

Principles of Curiosity Review

Principles of Curiosity Review

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
July 24, 2017

Susan Gerbic Reviews a New Skeptoid Media Production, Principles of Curiosity

SkeptiCal 2017

SkeptiCal 2017

by Susan Gerbic
Special Report
July 20, 2017

Race, Pornography, Fake News, Eclipse, Brain Myths, Popular Assumptions, and the Magic of Science…

“We shall see if the spirits are willing” - Meet CSICon Speaker Mark Edward

“We shall see if the spirits are willing” - Meet CSICon Speaker Mark Edward

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
July 19, 2017

Everyone will have the opportunity to learn how to cold read up close and personal and there may be some amazing other more experimental things that will happen.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emmys: An Amelia Earhart Special (Non)Mystery Post-Mortem

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emmys: An Amelia Earhart Special (Non)Mystery Post-Mortem

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
July 18, 2017

Going beyond the evidence is routinely seen on reality television…

NECSS 2017 Honors the Past While Looking Ahead

NECSS 2017 Honors the Past While Looking Ahead

by Russ Dobler
Special Report
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

UFOs Marathon: Seventy Years of Flying Saucers, Science, Myth, and Fiction

UFOs Marathon: Seventy Years of Flying Saucers, Science, Myth, and Fiction

by Alejandro Borgo, Carlos Domínguez, and Francisco Rinaldi
July 11, 2017

The event was supported—among others—by CFI Argentina and was entirely dedicated to flying saucers and on several subjects related to them.

The Xbox Kinect and Paranormal Investigation

The Xbox Kinect and Paranormal Investigation

by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
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.

Eventually I’m going to piss off Tyler Henry

Eventually I’m going to piss off Tyler Henry

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
July 3, 2017

I have written extensively that from everything I have seen he is using cold-reading tactics.

TIES Weekly Update - June 20, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - June 20, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
June 27, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones, and Conspiracies

Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones, and Conspiracies

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
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…

Platillos volantes: el nacimiento del mito

Platillos volantes: el nacimiento del mito

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
June 22, 2017

Con Kenneth Arnold estalló en 1947 la fiebre de los ovnis, aunque entonces casi nadie relacionaba los objetos que se veían en los cielos con naves extraterrestres.

Quiroprácticos: pros y contras

Quiroprácticos: pros y contras

by Harriet Hall, translated by Alejandro Borgo
June 16, 2017

Cuando la quiropraxia es efectiva, lo que es efectivo no es “quiropráctico!: es SMT (Terapia de Estimulación Espinal, TEE)...

The Real ESP—Building a Bridge for Skeptics

The Real ESP—Building a Bridge for Skeptics

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
June 15, 2017

This interview with the European Skeptics Podcast is an example of what can happen when you venture out and meet others who share the same passion and worldview.

Moral Panic Du Jour: The ‘Blue Whale Game’

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
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…

Answering Vaccine Skeptics

Answering Vaccine Skeptics

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
June 14, 2017

Here are some short answers to some of the most common objections to vaccines…

P-Hacker Confessions: Daryl Bem and Me

P-Hacker Confessions: Daryl Bem and Me

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
June 13, 2017

Daryl Bem is unquestionably one of the world’s most fascinating psychologists. He represents the rare combination of an accomplished mainstream psychologist who is also a believer in ESP.

“Meanwhile, In the Upside Down…”

“Meanwhile, In the Upside Down…”

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
June 8, 2017

It was a quiet, uneventful week in Washington. I mean, aside from the ongoing tire fire at a fireworks factory that is the Trump presidency…

“¡Qué escándalo! He descubierto que aquí se miente”

“¡Qué escándalo! He descubierto que aquí se miente”

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
June 7, 2017

Tenemos un serio problema con la mentira, pero no es nuevo ni consecuencia de la existencia de las redes sociales

GSoW Audio of Skeptics Project

GSoW Audio of Skeptics Project

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
June 2, 2017

Wikipedia as you know contains lots of text, but the better pages also contain photos, audio, and video…

Chiropractors: Pro and Con

Chiropractors: Pro and Con

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
June 1, 2017

When chiropractic is effective, what is effective is not “chiropractic”: it is SMT. SMT is also offered by physical therapists, DOs, and others…

So, you supported the March for Science. Now what?

So, you supported the March for Science. Now what?

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
May 31, 2017

We care about science, education, critical thinking, and the Earth. Okay, now what?

TIES Weekly Update–May 16 and May 23, 2017

TIES Weekly Update–May 16 and May 23, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
May 25, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

The Lore and Lure of the Northern Lights

The Lore and Lure of the Northern Lights

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
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…”

El jesuita mexicano que fotografiaba espíritus

El jesuita mexicano que fotografiaba espíritus

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
May 16, 2017

El padre Carlos María de Heredia asombró con sus demostraciones de fenómenos mediúmnicos a los estadounidenses en los años 20 del siglo pasado.

Exorcism, magic and dreams interpretation on Arabic TV channels

by Omar Meriwani
May 15, 2017

Arabic speaking countries are currently witnessing a new phenomenon: religious superstition satellite channels.

TIES Weekly update - May 8, 2017

TIES Weekly update - May 8, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
May 11, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

Anatomy of a Reading

Anatomy of a Reading

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
May 3, 2017

I’ve seen a lot of criticism of Tyler Henry, and I might be alone in thinking that what is going on with his readings has nothing to do with Google and everything to do with cold-reading.

TIES Weekly Update–May 2, 2017

TIES Weekly Update–May 2, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
May 1, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

The March for Science: A Road Race for Nerds

The March for Science: A Road Race for Nerds

by Stuart Vyse
Special Report
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.

TIES Weekly Update–April 25, 2017

TIES Weekly Update–April 25, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
April 25, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

The Vicissitudes of the Egg: From Vilification to Vindication

The Vicissitudes of the Egg: From Vilification to Vindication

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
April 18, 2017

For decades, scientists have been working their way towards a better understanding of what causes heart attacks and strokes.

Can Anything Save Us from Unintended Consequences?

Can Anything Save Us from Unintended Consequences?

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
April 17, 2017

Better policy outcomes will be achieved only when decision-makers are motivated to use the best modes of thinking and deciding.

Photography Nerds Discuss CSICon

Photography Nerds Discuss CSICon

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
April 13, 2017

It’s very validating as an amateur photographer to have someone want to use one of your photos, especially if it’s for something important… It’s my small contribution to the movement.

How Russian Conspiracies Taint Social Activist ‘News’

How Russian Conspiracies Taint Social Activist ‘News’

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
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.

TIES Weekly Update - April 4, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - April 4, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
April 4, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

Facilitated Communication on Wikipedia gets an Update

Facilitated Communication on Wikipedia gets an Update

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
April 3, 2017

To the scientific skeptic community, the evidence presented is going to have to reach a high bar before it will be accepted. To the believer, in many cases the word evidence means that they have seen it work.

TIES Weekly Update - March 28, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - March 28, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
March 28, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

You thought your weekend was interesting? Ellen Tarr talks about Rh-negative blood and Sasquatch DNA

You thought your weekend was interesting? Ellen Tarr talks about Rh-negative blood and Sasquatch DNA

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
March 27, 2017

Once I did the research, I wanted to publish it so others had the information. I looked around and decided a strictly academic journal would probably not get the audience I wanted, and I found the Skeptical Inquirer.

Vandalism on Wikipedia

Vandalism on Wikipedia

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
March 24, 2017

I really want to use this opportunity to explain the inner workings of Wikipedia and how everyone is needed to help police it.

Do I Really Need to Drink 200 Ounces of Water Every Day?

Do I Really Need to Drink 200 Ounces of Water Every Day?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
March 23, 2017

Here’s how the eight to ten glasses myth got started…

Skeptic from Czech Republic Checks Out CSICon

Skeptic from Czech Republic Checks Out CSICon

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
March 23, 2017

After getting to know the other participants, it started to feel like a family, community meeting, even to my Czech colleague and me, who were complete outsiders.

QuickTake: A Skeptical Look at CIA Spying Revelations

QuickTake: A Skeptical Look at CIA Spying Revelations

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
March 22, 2017

The problem that intelligence agencies face is not having too little data, but precisely the opposite: having too much.

TIES Weekly Update - March 21, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - March 21, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
March 22, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

TIES Weekly Update - March 14, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - March 14, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
March 14, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

Pratkanis on Altercasting and CSICon—an Interview with Susan Gerbic

Pratkanis on Altercasting and CSICon—an Interview with Susan Gerbic

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
March 14, 2017

Well, we still live in a demon-haunted world, even though all of us have the opportunity to hold up a candle to the darkness. That’s the way it has been for the length of our species’ existence.

Homeopatía: los hechos sin diluir Entrevista a Edzard Ernst

Homeopatía: los hechos sin diluir Entrevista a Edzard Ernst

by Kylie Sturgess, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Curiouser and Curiouser
March 9, 2017

En el cual examina el origen, los principios y la práctica de la homeopatía y discute las razones de su permanente popularidad.

TIES Weekly Update - March 7, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - March 7, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
March 8, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

TIES Weekly Update - February 28, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - February 28, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
March 8, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

TIES Weekly Update - February 21, 2017

TIES Weekly Update - February 21, 2017

by Bertha Vazquez
TIES
March 8, 2017

An update from the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science.

CSI Interviews Douglas Preston on The Lost City of the Monkey God

CSI Interviews Douglas Preston on The Lost City of the Monkey God

by Benjamin Radford
March 7, 2017

I started off thinking I was writing a story about these long-ago crimes in Florence, these serial killings, but all of a sudden we got pulled in by the police investigation, and pretty soon I was being interrogated as a suspect… it was really crazy.

Predicting Pseudoscience Conspiracy Theories – An Interview with Craig Foster

Predicting Pseudoscience Conspiracy Theories – An Interview with Craig Foster

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
March 3, 2017

This might seem odd, but I did leave CSICon with a greater appreciation for skepticism as a movement. The world would be a much better place if we could mitigate some of the implausible beliefs that are ultimately harmful.

Susan Gerbic talks with Katie Dyer about her CSICon Experience

Susan Gerbic talks with Katie Dyer about her CSICon Experience

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
February 24, 2017

“I care about teaching my students about skepticism. And CSICon is a place where I can meet up with folks interested in the same things.”

Susan Gerbic talks with Bob Knaier about his CSICon Experience.

Susan Gerbic talks with Bob Knaier about his CSICon Experience.

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
February 21, 2017

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.

Why Physical Activity Does Little to Control Weight

Why Physical Activity Does Little to Control Weight

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
February 16, 2017

Herman Pontzer describes new research findings that challenge our conventional wisdom about diet, exercise, and weight loss.

The Empowering of Alternative Medicine in Portugal

The Empowering of Alternative Medicine in Portugal

by João Madruga Dias
February 14, 2017

It’s time for doctors to openly expose and fight the usage of pseudoscience in healthcare.