Film Review: Pixar’s “Brave” Aims High But Falls Short

June 21, 2012

The new film Brave, about a headstrong Scottish fire-haired archer princess, squanders one of Disney's best characters in a meandering and muddled script. 

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Still Skeptical of Blogs

June 13, 2012

Why blogs suck: It's probably true that most blogs are crap-but it's a shame that we must work so hard to find the non-crap. 

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How Not to Unexplain a UFO Debunking

June 04, 2012

A brief and enlightening exchange with a UFO believer over a skeptical analysis. 

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Is The ‘Real-Life Barbie’ a Media Myth?

May 14, 2012

News organizations around the world claimed that a young Russian model has achieved her desire to look like a Barbie doll, sparking discussion and outrage about the media's influence on women. But is it true? 

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People Don’t Read, and Why It Matters to Skepticism

April 30, 2012

A lot of the time people simply don’t read--and this hold implications for both skepticism and public discourse. 

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A Skeptical Look at ‘Balance’

April 16, 2012

The idea of "balance" is very popular in both society in general and especially with New Age and alternative medicine crowds. While it offers a superficially appealing way to view the world, it is actually often incorrect, misleading, and potentially unscientific. 

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Labyrinths, New Age Feminism, and Skepticism

March 21, 2012

Skepticism and feminism clash over the ancient (and New Agey) labyrinth symbol. 

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Rush Limbaugh, Being a Dick, and Skepticism

March 08, 2012

 The controversy over Rush Limbaugh's comments has implications for the skeptical movement. Why Rush is a Dick, and skeptics shouldn't be. 

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Oscar-Winning Film Highlights Acid Attack Domestic Violence

February 28, 2012

Though few have heard of it, the important Oscar-winning short subject film Saving Face may be the best film of the year, highlighting horrific abuse of women in Pakistan.

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A Skeptic’s Visit to Macchu Picchu

February 22, 2012

A skeptic visits the Peruvian ruins of Macchu Picchu and finds history tainted by pseudoscience.

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