The Red Flags of Quackery

Sci-ence provides a helpful chart worth spreading around: If you can’t read it, go to the source where it’s twice the size. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Answering Greta: My Goals As An Atheist Writer

In order to deal with the questions of whether we should argue with religious believers or insult and mock religions, Greta Christina raised question of what the atheist movement should be aiming at. If we adequately define our goals, then we can assess what is or is not counter-productive to achieving them. I agree with Greta [Read More...]

Here Be Dragons

A well produced introductory film on how to think critically when sifting through pseudo-scientific pop culture from Brian Dunning, author of Skeptoid: Critical Analysis Of Pop Phenomena and the podcaster and blogger behind Skeptoid.  It’s a terrific, lively, highly informative resource, especially for your less critical and informed friends. (thanks to Ky for the link) Your [Read More...]

The Consequences Of The Anti-Vaccination Movement

SendaiAnonymous tips us off to this important article: In certain parts of the US, vaccination rates have dropped so low that occurrences of some children’s diseases are approaching pre-vaccine levels for the first time ever. And the number of people who choose not to vaccinate their children (so-called philosophical exemptions are available in about 20 states, [Read More...]

A Scientist On Relative Effects Of Different Toxic Exposures

A really interesting look at important issues and exposing some pseudoscience and overly fearful environmentalism.  Here is the description of the videos from the YouTube information bar: Chemical toxins are a real health risk. So is radiation. But should we be extrapolating the effects of certain toxins at high doses down to a low-level exposure? [Read More...]


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