Chicago Sun-Times: Jenny McCarthy Isn’t Writing a ‘Parenting Blog’…

A couple of days ago, I posted about how Jenny McCarthy signed a deal to write a column for the Chicago Sun-Times‘ “Splash” website. [Read more…]

A Way To Challenge Believers of Astrology

In response to the new Astrology channel at Patheos, Fred Clark offers this fantastic method of dealing with anyone who believes in horoscopes (though he says he no longer uses it) [Read more…]

Jenny McCarthy Signs Deal to Endanger Children via Chicago Newspaper

The Chicago Sun-Times just hired anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy to write a column on a subject she has no business writing about: Being a good parent: [Read more…]

Are Psychics Coming Aboard, Too?

This was news to me: Patheos has an Astrology channel: It features gems like this: Pluto goes direct today in Capricorn closely squaring Uranus in Aries. Mercury, the planet of communication just went into Libra, the sign of balance and fairness; add to that the Sun going into Libra for the Autumnal Equinox on Saturday [Read More…]

A Lesson in Covering Pseudoscience

Paul Fidalgo alerted me to two interesting takes on a recent meta-analysis of acupuncture research. The research wanted to know if there was evidence supporting acupuncture’s usage over no acupuncture and “fake” acupuncture. Let’s see what the Associated Press said about the research in its opening paragraph: Acupuncture gets a thumbs-up for helping relieve pain [Read More…]