News Anchor Offers His Take on Psychic Reading: “Awful! Not Even Close!”

I don’t know why they invite psychics on news programs, but at least WGN’s Larry Potash had the guts to call one out on her bullshit, not once, but twice!

Here’s the backstory: In 2010, psychic Char Margolis appeared on the WGN Morning News to promote her book Discover Your Inner Wisdom (the foreword’s written by John Edward of Crossing Over fame, so you *know* it’s quality material…). Potash knew she was faking it and had no problem saying as much during her reading:

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10 Memorable Moments When Religion Was Criticized on TV. The First Clip Shocked Me

Sorry for the clickbait-y title, but it’s true!

Of all the scripted TV shows to feature criticism of religion, the first one never even crossed my mind. The rest are mostly predictable, but a few were new to me, and I watched the whole video straight through. Lots of great material here:

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A Kickstarter for a Webcomic About Science and Pseudoscience

As is the way of things these days, a talented individual has turned to Kickstarter to fund his project.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle Sanders at TAM 2013, where he told me about Carbon Dating, a webcomic that he’d been working on for about six months at the time. It’s all about science, pseudoscience, and geeky relationships — and it’s delightful.

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A (Brief) Recap of the Rest of The Amazing Meeting 2014

After Thursday, my weekend was mostly spent running around as usual and getting some awesome podcasts recorded that I think everyone will really enjoy! But if you’ve never attended or heard of The Amazing Meeting, here’s a (very brief) recap of how the rest of the weekend went for me.

The theme for TAM this year was “Skepticism and the Brain,” which is an extremely interesting topic but one that also made my job a little tricky. The talks I heard were fun… but hard to easily recap here.

So I’ll just skip right to Saturday.

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Finally, God Does Something Useful

(via The Onion)

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