Science, the New Age, and the Search for Truth

July 18, 2012

Good science is universal. Properly controlled scientific experiments should yield the same results regardless of who is doing the testing. Male or female, British or Turkish, young or old, Muslim or Jew, it doesn't matter. Science's universality is one of its greatest attributes. Much pseudoscience and the paranormal, by contrast, is individual and idiosyncratic.

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Seth MacFarland’s “Ted”: Rude Living Teddy Bear Takes Boston by Storm

June 29, 2012

Seth MacFarland's new film is crass cross between "Greg the Bunny" and "Family Guy." 

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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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