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Christian Science: Beyond Oxymoronic

A hemisphere, fifteen time zones, and oceans away, my Austrlian friend Bef and I, by coincidence (however I have reason to suspect the Illuminati had a hand in this), walked into Christian Science reading rooms within twenty four hours apart from each other. Then each, on our respective continents, walked …

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Science: Why it Rules

Which is a better way of understanding reality: intuition or science? Here I am, sitting in a coffee shop, the five occupants of the next-door table clearing out. The group consisted of four philosophy majors and a professor engaging them in a discussion about how we can know reality. At …

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Super Awesome Code of Skeptic Confrontation

Vy’s tea party question really got me thinking about all the times that I have caused more harm than good while being skeptical and the reasons why. It seemed to me that sometimes I’ve been to blame for most of the negative feedback regarding my comments towards other people’s pseudoscientific …

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Kevin Trudeau b&

When it comes to Trudeau, SAGE GOES IN EVERY FIELD! This made my day, folks. Finally. Finally. The woo formula usually is: 1. Make up some wooish crap 2. Misuse scientific terms to make your crap sound legit 3. Gullible public laps it up; you get on Oprah 4. ??? …

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Vic Stenger on God: The Failed Hypothesis

Today I got my copy of the New York Times Bestseller, God: The Failed Hypothesis (How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist) signed by Victor J. Stenger himself.

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Unthought is Death

Off the top of my head, I can think of three professions where you can legally be paid to get people killed. Soldiers, politicians, and quacks. Granted, some alternative medicine has some science behind it. Some doctors visit native peoples to learn about their cures so that they can use …

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Everyday pseudoscience

After I explain skepticism and why I believe in it, people usually say: But doesn’t everyone know that energy healing isn’t real? Who actually believes in UFOs, except for the mentally ill? What’s the purpose of fighting the battle of ignorance against a small minority of lunatics? Then I usually …

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