My Day at a Casey Luskin Lecture

This is a guest post by Jamie Bernstein. Jamie is a graduate student in public policy at the University of Chicago. She previously posted about her day at an anti-vaccination rally. Matt Lowry is referenced in the posting and you can read his take on the event here. … When I found out Casey Luskin [Read More…]

Where Science Meets Pseudoscience

Crispian Jago has created a wonderful Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense: See? I *told* you Buddhism was woo. [Read more…]

Humanist Association of Ottawa Educates Psychic-Visiting Crowd

Last week, the Humanist Association of Ottawa found out that there was an event in their community that they really needed to attend — “The Psychic Experience” with Matthew Stapley. Basically, Stapley was going to perform cold readings (a la John Edward). So the Humanists decided to take action. We were armed with pamphlets from [Read More…]

Liveblogging The Amazing Meeting 8: Sunday Morning Sessions

***If you want instant updates, I suggest reading the #TAM8 Twitter feed*** Thanks to @UAJamie for the great pictures! You can read previous sessions here, here, here, here, and here. … It’s so early… but I’m up for you! So many questions this morning… Were there cats at the Skepchick party last night? Because I [Read More…]

Science Defender Gets Sued By Doctor’s Data

Dr. Stephen Barrett has been a longtime force for good with his website Quackwatch. If there’s alternative medicine or pseudoscientific theories that need debunking, he’s always been on top of it. I remember first coming across it nearly a decade ago and it’s the first place I go to when I want to learn more [Read More…]