Should Creationism Ever be a Firing Offense?

David Coppedge had a job most computer experts would kill for. He worked for NASA as a computer specialist, as a team leader on the Cassini mission, oriented towards the exploration of Saturn. Coppedge is also a Creationist, though, and he claims that this got him fired after 15 years on the job. Of course, [Read More…]

Jim Gaffigan on Vitamins

I watched Jim Gaffigan‘s excellent standup show “Mr. Universe” over the weekend. The best part (for this audience, anyway)? His bit on vitamins (Click to enlarge) Also, I don’t know how to make those images. [Read more…]

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…]