Indian Rationalist Still in Hiding After Debunking ‘Miracle’

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an update to the story of Sanal Edamaruku, head of the Indian based Rationalist International, who has been forced into hiding in Finland. In case you forgot, Sanal had debunked a supposed “miracle” at a Catholic church in Mumbai and faced arrest for “deliberately hurting religious feelings.” Sanal has [Read More…]

FOX News Asks Whether Your Zodiac Sign Determines Your Diet

Yesterday on Fox & Friends, Astrologer Sharon Ward attempted to explain how your zodiac sign should guide your diet: You know your theory is full of shit when even Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade say out loud that they’re not buying it. (Meanwhile, Gretchen Carlson appeared to accept the whole thing, no questions asked.) (Thanks [Read More…]

Two New Podcasts You’ll Want to Listen To

The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) has launched a biweekly podcast called Consequence, exploring “how pseudoscience and claims of the paranormal can be harmful to believers.” It’ll feature stories of people who have been hurt (financially, physically, emotionally) by psychics and other scam artists. You can download/subscribe to that podcast here. … In Canada, Justin [Read More…]

An Update on Sanal Edamaruku

Just a quick update with some better news about Sanal Edamaruku, the Indian skeptic who faces jail time for exposing a “miracle.” After being repeatedly asked to turn himself in to the nearest police station, Sanal has decided to whisk himself off to Finland and he is currently staying in Helsinki while he appeals the decision not [Read More…]

Daily Suicides in U.S. Military Highlight Need for Chaplain Reform

Ten days before his twins were born, he attempted suicide for a fourth time and was referred to the unit’s chaplain. He wanted more help but the unit was not taking him seriously enough. After his fourth attempt, “he lost all hope and faith in the system to care for him.” The head of psychiatry [Read More…]


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