Blog Archives for May 2013

Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau Recycles ‘The Secret’

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
May 30, 2013

Kevin Trudeau, convicted felon and infomercial king, has made millions claiming to reveal important medical and dietary information kept secret by a conspiracy between the medical establishment and big drug companies. His most recent venture rips off the New Age best-seller The Secret.

Love Labyrinths

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
May 22, 2013

A friend of mine is getting married next weekend and she wants to have the ceremony in a labyrinth. She asked me to write a short piece about a love labyrinth...

My Prediction of the Cleveland Abduction Situation, and the Tragic Failure of Psychics

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
May 09, 2013

In 2009 I predicted the recent Cleveland abduction situation, or one very much like it. 

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Skeptical Commentary Following Tragedy: Exploitation or Education?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
May 08, 2013

Recent tragedies such as the Boston marathon bombing and the horrific case of three women rescued in Cleveland brought skeptical commentary highlighting the failure of psychics. However some people feel that skeptics should not comment on such events because it smacks of exploitation.

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