Blog Archives for March 2014

Charles Darwin, Skeptic

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 31, 2014

Charles Darwin was much more than just a scientist and author; he was also a devoted family man and an explorer. Steeped in the ways of science, he was also a skeptic who demanded good evidence for extraordinary claims.

“Question of Astral Projection of Non-Believer”

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 14, 2014

I recently got the following email with the subject line, "Question of Astral Projection of Non-Believer." 

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Can Hair Turn White Overnight?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
March 03, 2014

For centuries, it has been widely believed that fright can turn hair white. They say that the hair of condemned prisoners (such as Thomas More and Marie Antoinette) turned white the night before their executions. They say that many people who have terrifying experiences with ghosts find that their hair has turned white as... snow. Of course, "they" say a lot of things.