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The Daily Woo: Dangerous Cell Phone Radiation

Your Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine (read: psuedoscience), and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an …

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The Daily Woo: Reiki

The Daily Woo is a brief summary of an alternative health treatment, as well as how it was experienced by me, Kate Donovan. I grew up with mostly alternative medicine, and now you, lovely skeptics, get to live vicariously! (see note at the bottom of this post for an explanation …

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Human Rights, Health Care, and Skepticism

If you live in the United States (or even if you just live somewhere with the Internet) you’ve probably heard something about our health care debate. A generous reading of the national discussion says that it was a philosophical disagreement of the role of government in the health care market. …

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Don’t Poke Me With That

I have been having backaches for a week, and hearing my whines, a well-meaning friend recommended the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) called Acupuncture. Acupuncture originated from China and can be traced back for at least 2,500 years. In TCM, it is believed that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) …

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You Have the Right to Retain Science

I haven’t always been very excited by the skeptic movement. It’s not like I believed in a lot of woo, but I just couldn’t get too worked up about Loch Ness or Bigfoot or UFO abductions. What’s more, as a non-scientist, I didn’t feel like I had anything to add. …

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Religion, Memes and Circular Logic: How Religion Invades People’s Minds

A theme that often comes up in religious debates — often with fellow non believers of some stripe and practically never with traditionalists or mainstream believers — is the idea that religion isn’t really harmful. Furthermore, there is the idea that religion isn’t really what motivates people. In this view, religion does …

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Spirit Science?

There are few ways in this world that are as good at spreading a message from obscurity into fame (or infamy as the case may be) than Youtube; everyone's favourite google-owned medium of entertainment and home to Nerdfighteria and Mike Adams alike. Inspiration for a Youtube channel comes in many …

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Medical Madness: Trepanning Edition

The new edition of the Medical Madness mini-feature: all about trepanning! Back in the day, people enjoyed drilling holes into the skulls of folks possessed by demons, as well as a host of other reasons. This skull-hole-drilling is the aforementioned trepanning, or trepanation. We'll examine the good, the bad and the …

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