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The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 24, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

That bill in Michigan that gives licensure to freaking naturopaths? We are not pleased.

“This bill is dangerous because it legitimizes fake medicine,” said Jennifer Beahan, executive director of CFI Michigan. “It would give the state’s blessing to unqualified practitioners of pseudoscience and their baseless remedies, meaning more people will waste their money and risk their health by pursuing quack treatments.” 

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“Píso’s [Non-] Cure for Consumption”

Investigative Briefs  with Joe Nickell
May 23, 2018

Among the most notorious quack nostrums for consumption (tuberculosis), was “Píso’s Cure,” dating from the Civil War. It was no cure at all, and was cynically promoted by a trio of partners whom one writer terms, “a marketeer, a medic and a moneybags.”

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Resoundingly Unpersuasive

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 23, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

We're working with American Atheists to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals in DC in support of Dan Barker's suit against the House Chaplain, who turned him away from performing an opening invocation for the House because of Barker's atheism. That's one way to keep Paul Ryan from firing you I guess.

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Shady Editing

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 22, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

Kenny Biddle does a deep dive for CSICOP.org into the claims made in the new "documentary" Demon House by Zak Bagans. The claims made about this particular house were already addressed by Joe Nickell in 2014, so Biddle is here to deconstruct the film itself...

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