Skeptic Benjamin Radford’s Psychic Predictions for 2008

December 30, 2008

In December 2007, Skeptical Inquirer managing editor Ben Radford made 22 predictions for 2008...

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NM Senator’s Miracle Cure Merely Mistake, Misdiagnosis

December 29, 2008

Recently I came across a front-page headline in my local newspaper, about a state senator here in New Mexico whose brain disease may have been cured by God through the power of prayer. "Brain Disease Either Gone or Stalled," was the front page article’s subhead.

I wrote a …

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Another Plane Crash, Another Ordinary Miracle: Science Saves but God Gets Credit

December 23, 2008

A recent plane crash in Denver was called a miracle because all survived. But did God or science save lives?

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Dear Abby: Skeptical Ghost Buster!

December 21, 2008

Dear Abby shows a bit of refreshing skepticism in her response to a reader's comment about being visited by a ghost

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Bush Illogic 101: Bush Claims Success in Keeping America Safe

December 19, 2008

President Bush claimed on Dec. 17 that "there can be no debate" about his record of keeping America safe. "No debate"? Really?

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This Just In: Blogging Skeptic Skeptical of Blogs

December 17, 2008

As I write my first entry for the sparkly new   Free Thinking blog, I’m skeptical of its utility. While I have spent much of my career promoting critical thinking and skepticism, I’m concerned about joining the noise, the glut of words inundating the Web and indeed the …

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