Homeopathic Medicine is an Oxymoron

Next week, the British Medical Association may “lobby for homoeopathy to be banned from the UK National Health Service.” It’s a long overdue move. Homeopathic medicine is nothing but a placebo that gullible people choose to take. The government shouldn’t be paying for their delusional thinking. Pratik Kanjilal writes in the Hindustan Times that this [Read More…]

My Day at an Anti-Vaccination Rally

This is a guest post by Jamie Bernstein. Jamie is a graduate student in public policy at the University of Chicago. … I am generally not the activist type. It’s not that I don’t have strong opinions or don’t care deeply about a variety of issues, but I just generally don’t like to go to [Read More…]

Watch James Van Praagh Make Shit Up

The skeptics among us know that James Van Praagh is a con and a fraud. He’s one of those people who can “talk to dead people” who have “crossed over.” Just like John Edward. It’s hard to convince believers that it’s all a game of cold reading, though, when their TV shows are edited down [Read More…]

Noah’s Ark Found?

Of course not. But that’s not stopping a Christian group from saying otherwise. Now a group called Noah’s Ark Ministries International says they’ve found the ship’s wreckage. “It’s not 100 per cent that it is Noah’s Ark, but we think it is 99.9 per cent that this is it,” researcher Yeung Wing-Cheung told Agence-France Presse. [Read More…]

James Randi Speaks at TED

A fantastic video of James Randi speaking at the 2007 TED conference has just been posted. Even if you know about JREF and the Million Dollar Challenge, this is a wonderful talk to watch: [Read more…]