Dear Abby, I’m a Psychic!

When I get emails from crazy people, I delete them. When Dear Abby gets them, she reinforces their lunacy. Like yesterday, when someone wrote in to talk about her psychic powers: DEAR ABBY: I will graduate from college in June and be a social worker. I am psychic, although I dislike that word because it [Read More...]

A Senator Agrees to Appear by Video at the Reason Rally but His ‘Reason’ Credentials Are In Doubt

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has agreed to appear in a videotaped message that will play during the Reason Rally. He and Representative Pete Stark (D-California) represent the only politicians courageous enough to “speak” at the large gathering of atheists: Said a Harkin spokesperson, “Just like the rest of his colleagues in Congress, Senator Harkin, a [Read More...]

Religious Exemptions Are OK, You Say?

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Inventor Selling Pseudoscientific Product Gets Caught in Shark Tank

In case you don’t watch the show “Shark Tank,” it’s a reality show in which a panel of rich business tycoons judge someone’s “great idea” and have a chance to invest in it. The “contestants” have to pitch their idea to the panel and face a barrage of questions about their business plan, previous sales, [Read More...]

Boiron: Give Customers a Refund for Your Fake Medicine

Carrie Poppy was feeling sick a month ago, so she (knowingly) purchased ColdCalm, a homeopathic “remedy” that has no actual potency to it. Actually, she took a lot of it. Double the dosage. To no one’s surprise, nothing bad happened to her. But, since Carrie’s a wonderful skeptic, she called both the poison control center [Read More...]