Patrick Swayze and the Fallacy of Dying Celebrity Wisdom

September 17, 2009

Why do the public and news media think that dying celebrities have special wisdom about life and death?

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The Last Days of Heath Ledger—So What?

August 11, 2009

Why would anyone think that an accounting of the last few days of Heath Ledger’s life would be important?

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The Transience of Hip

July 29, 2009

A look at the "Must" list of a popular pop culture magazine from 2005 sheds perspective on fleeting fame

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Skeptical Web site & Podcast Launched!

July 14, 2009

A new educational Web site about the science of monsters is now available:

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2005 Uri Geller:  Michael Jackson’s career comeback to be “most dramatic ever seen in showbiz”

June 30, 2009

Washed-up spoon bending psychic uses his amazing powers to embarrass himself.

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Interesting Reply to a Column on Critical Thinking by a Bush Supporter

June 22, 2009

In a recent column wrote about how claims made by politicians are often unproved or unprovable. I used Cheney as an example.

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A response to a cranky creationist

June 05, 2009

I wrote a column about dinosaurs having been extinct for 65 million years, and got a curious creationist challenge.

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New video of Champ lake monster: A skeptical analysis

June 05, 2009

New footage of Champ, the monster said to inhabit Lake Champlain, is out! Monster, hoax, or deer?

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Return of the Montauk Monster!

May 28, 2009

The "Montauk Monster" was a strange creature found on a New York beach. It's dead, but it's back!

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Ghost Hunter Patrick Burns Pens Ghost Hunting for Teens Book

May 18, 2009

Ghost hunter Patrick Burns has a new book-- by a well-known children's textbook publisher--on ghosts for kids.

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