Blog Archives for August 2015

Using Satellites to Search for Bigfoot

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 28, 2015

Unknown animals such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, for example, might be easily located and captured--if indeed they exist.

Circling the Pendulum: Conversations with a Dowser

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 27, 2015

A conversation with a pendulum dowser who seems pretty sure he can explain the phenomenon through an unknown radiation.

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Eyewitness (Un)reliability and the Filedrawer Effect

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 25, 2015

If eyewitnesses can be mistaken in life-and-death cases, they are likely no more accurate in monster sightings and descriptions.

Film review: “The Gift”

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 18, 2015

The Gift, like other effective thrillers such as Cape Fear and Fatal Attraction, trades on ambiguity...

Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (book review)

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 05, 2015

A skeptical look at "Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained"


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