Blog Archives for February 2017

The 10% Fail: Dieting Girls Statistics (Case Study)

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
February 23, 2017

The second in a series examining regrettable errors in ideas and projects that I otherwise support. 

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Yes! Yes! Ye- Oh, Damn: The 10% Fail

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
February 06, 2017

I often encounter blogs and articles that I fully agree with--up until the writer stumbles, making a mistake that I can't in good conscience implicitly endorse. 

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How False Reports Target Muslims and Minorities

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
February 02, 2017

Skeptics and skeptical researchers routinely encounter and investigate a wide variety false reports. When false reports concern "unexplained" topics the result is usually just wasted time. However when false reports involve real-world crimes they often implicate minorities and can result in miscarriages of justice. 

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