Skeptical of the Skeptics: Questioning Conventional Wisdom

April 01, 2009

A comment about self-esteem research raises questions about challenging popular beliefs

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New “Knowing” Film Based on Numerology and Bible Code Pseudoscience

March 19, 2009

The new Nicolas Cage film "Knowing" has roots in numerology and the discredited Bible Code.

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Who’s “We,” White Man?  Or, The Media’s Mythical Majority

March 09, 2009

Lazy writers use phrases like "We are obsessed with celebrity" in news and media reports, making incorrect overgeneralizations

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Strange Responses to a Skeptical Article

March 03, 2009

Three readers commented on a recent skeptical article about the paranormal; none were very happy.

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Does Viewing Evidence of a Crime Injure the Victim?

February 24, 2009

The president of the NCMEC claims that viewing evidence of a crime re-injures the victim. Truth or hype?

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Borneo’s Lake Monster Photos: Legend Come to Life? Or Hoax?

February 19, 2009

I examine two new photos of a huge snake-like creature allegedly taken in Borneo.

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Kashi Food Developer Karen Moyer Discovers Vanilla!  (Stupid TV Commercial Spotlight)

February 13, 2009

In TV ads, Kashi food developer Karen Moyer travels the world searching for common spices! (Stupid TV Commercial Spotlight)

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When Study Results Have Morally Uncomfortable Implications

February 05, 2009

Scientific research is very important and valuable, but can sometimes have uncomfortable moral implications

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Catty Comments About Celebrities with a Few Extra Pounds: A Closer Look at the Outrage

February 02, 2009

Recently female celebs with a few extra pounds have been criticized in the media. But is it a tempest in a teapot?

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New Age Book Offers “Raw Logic” to Dismiss Skeptics

January 23, 2009

A new New Age book called "Amazing Grace" offers something called "Raw Logic" to refute skeptics. Does it? You decide!

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