Blog Archives for August 2012

Another Abduction/Rape Highlights Glaring Failure of Psychic Detectives

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 27, 2012

Another young woman abducted and raped for year highlights the utter failure of psychic detectives. 

One Month After ‘Batman’ Massacre, Still No Evidence of Film Influence

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 22, 2012

A month ago, shortly after a shooter in Colorado attacked a premiere of the film The Dark Knight Rises, I wrote a piece addressing the then-circulating question of whether or not the shooter's massacre was inspired by the Batman film. Many readers suggested that my blog was too quick to dismiss the link, based on little information; a month later, what does the evidence show?

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MacOzymandia: Visit to a Scottish Cemetery

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 03, 2012

As the Ness River slowly weaves and wends through the town of Inverness on its way to Loch Ness, it passes under a white metal bridge walkway. That walkway continues across a small road and soon narrows into a brick-paved alleyway between two churches before ending at a modest street. A sign on the wrought-iron entrance reads, "Church of Scotland-The Old High Church." That's where I heard voices across the centuries.

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