Blog Archives for July 2012

Real-Life ‘Dark Night’: Did Batman Inspire Killings?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
July 20, 2012

A mass shooting at the premiere of the new Batman film has cast a pall on the franchise and raised questions about media-inspired violence.

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Science, the New Age, and the Search for Truth

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
July 18, 2012

Good science is universal. Properly controlled scientific experiments should yield the same results regardless of who is doing the testing. Male or female, British or Turkish, young or old, Muslim or Jew, it doesn't matter. Science's universality is one of its greatest attributes. Much pseudoscience and the paranormal, by contrast, is individual and idiosyncratic.

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