Blog Archives for July 2017

Turin Shroud: “Blood” Still Fake

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 28, 2017

“New research,” reports the Catholic News Agency (July 14, 2017), indicates that the “Shroud of Turin Bears Blood of a Torture Victim.” Actually, it was the research that was tortuous: questionable science in the service of confirmation bias.

Cartoon: Obamacare Repeal

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 21, 2017

Artwork by Joe Nickell.

Eclectic Medicine

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 07, 2017

In nineteenth century America, a number of what today are called “alternative” medical practices—“magnetic healing” (hypnosis), homeopathy, and eclecticism, among others—vied with each other and with regular or “old school” medicine—i.e., allopathy, today’s science-based medicine.