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All That Bloody Woo

Many kinds of woo that we see on a daily basis seem to either be ancient tradition, or they come from some outlandish culture – thus making them mystic and natural. Sometimes new types of woo seem to crop up everyday, often . But fear not, because there are still …

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Alternative MedicineSkepticism

Alternative Scmhalternative: Now It’s Personal

This is a series of short posts about some of the common (and annoying) arguments connected to the use of alternative medicine. And more importantly, why they’re wrong. So I’m back to dissect another argument that frequently pops up in relation to alternative medicine. This is also a general argument, …

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Science Sunday

Science Sunday: Tsunamis

I have been spending the last 10 days in Japan (and yes, it’s awesome). So I thought that I would use that as a rather thin excuse to talk about tsunamis, because it’s an interesting phenomenon. A tsunami is a wave, or multiple waves, that are in many cases bigger …

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Alternative MedicineSkepticism

Alternative Scmhalternative: Red Herring Fallacy

This is a series of short posts about some of the common (and annoying) arguments connected to the use of alternative medicine. And more importantly, why they’re wrong. Most people who support different forms of alternative medicine have a hard time explaining or defending the science behind their claims. Instead, …

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PsychicsScienceScience Sunday

Science Sunday: The Reason for the Season

As I’m writing this it’s late evening, and I have been spending a few days at home. Funny thing is, even though I’m going to bed soon, the Sun isn’t setting. Actually, it won’t set for at least another month. During that time, it will circle the sky, dip a …

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Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: The Lies of Locke Lamora

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. As someone who’s read a lot of books, I have come to really enjoy writers who play with the language while developing an awesome story at the …

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FeminismSkepticism

Sexism 101: Sports Edition

I have to admit that I am really into sports. I like doing sports, exercising, and I also pay attention to a lot of sports arrangements. One thing that has struck me after a while is that the standards for sports clothing varies a lot inbetween the different sports. In …

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