Blog Archives for October 2011

Heeding (Or Ignoring) Skeptical Investigation

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
October 22, 2011

One of the interesting things in skeptical research to see is how (or whether) skeptical investigations make it into the mainstream literature. After all, it's all well and good for skeptics to know that a case has been solved, but the real benefit is when the greater public realizes it. 

World To End—Again

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
October 18, 2011

It's almost that time again. No, I don't mean fall, or Halloween, nor (shudder) the holiday season.

No, it's time for another doomsday.

The Journal of Folklore Research Reviews ‘Tracking the Chupacabra’

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
October 06, 2011

The Journal of Folklore Research, a peer-reviewed publication of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University, reviewed my recent book Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore.