Would You Drill Holes in Your Head for Science?

Would You Drill Holes in Your Head for Science?

by Harriet Hall
Special Articles · 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
Special Articles · 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
Special Articles
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
Special Articles · ¡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 Articles · 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
Special Articles · 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.