Blog Archives for April 2016

Crop Circles and Vibrational Resonance: A Link?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
April 29, 2016

I was recently contacted by a person who had seen an online video about patterns created by salt on a vibrating metal plate and asked my opinion about whether they could explain crop circles. 

A Closer Look at Media Diversity: Should TV Reflect Reality?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
April 18, 2016

Should TV characters reflect the demographics of their audiences? A closer look at two reports on minority characters offers insight. 

The Wisdom of Not Understanding

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
April 07, 2016

Too often we are embarrassed to admit that we don't understand what we are told. Asking for clarification not only helps both the speaker and listener communicate more effectively, but is also a powerful tool in skepticism and critical thinking.