CFI Ready to Help Those Harmed by Homeopathy

The Center for Inquiry affiliate in Canada is assisting in going after distributors of homeopathic medicine in a $30 million lawsuit. You may argue that homeopathic medicine is, by definition, useless… so what’s the harm? However, if people take the fake medicine in lieu of actual medicine, their bodies could be getting worse when they [Read More…]

A Followup to the Boiron Laboratories ColdCalm Scam

Back in February, I mentioned how skeptic Carrie Poppy purchased a drug called ColdCalm to help her with her sickness. Turns out ColdCalm was homeopathic and had no actual potency to it. Carrie called Boiron Laboratories, the company that makes ColdCalm, and this is what happened: Now, there’s at least a slightly happy ending. Carrie [Read More…]

Indian Skeptic Charged with Blasphemy for Rationally Explaining a ‘Miracle’

You might remember Sanal Edamaruku — the “Indian James Randi,” if you will — from when he gave famed “tantric guru” Pandit Surender Sharma the chance to kill him using only his mind, something the guru claimed he could do: I love how Edamaruku laughs during the entire exchange For Edamaruku’s latest debunking, he went [Read More…]

A Pseudoscience Fair with James Randi

The Auraria Campus Atheists are putting together a Pseudoscience Fair. Instead of displays featuring volcanos and plants, participants will exhibit various forms of flim flam, explain why they are wrong, and show judges how to prevent getting scammed. It’s an excellent way to promote critical thinking. The icing on the cake? The event will be [Read More…]

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…]


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