We Can’t Hire You; You’re Too Honest

Ben Radford, a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, was recently invited to be on one of those cable shows all about people who make claims about the paranormal (could it really happen?!). [Read more…]

She Must Be a Scientist; She Works in Front of a Green Screen

This is Dr. Ann Gauger, a “Senior Research Scientist at Biologic Institute” (which is funded by the Intelligent Design-promoting Discovery Institute), talking about population genetics:

The commenters at Sandwalk have already dismantled everything she said… but a lot of viewers noticed something else even more interesting:

She’s not really in a lab. [Read more…]

A Young Skeptic Has a Product to Sell You

15-year-old Noah created this awesome parody of an infomercial and basically exploits all the tricks in the book to sell his HomeoQuantum Juice: [Read more…]

Baby Jesus Was Hiding in a Tree All This Time…

What is this?

If you guessed “A Dementor holding a Pikachu,” you’d be right… same for all of you who said it was the guy from The Scream exploding from the inside.

A Utah man begs to disagree, though. He says it’s the Holy Mother holding the baby Jesus: [Read more…]

Sam Harris Elaborates on Near-Death Experiences

Remember that awful cover Newsweek from back in October?

At the time, Sam Harris (a neuroscientist himself) ripped apart Dr. Eben Alexander, who wrote that embarrassing cover story.

Now, Harris has finished reading Alexander’s actual book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife… and it turns out the whole premise still makes no sense: [Read more…]