Category Archives: Skepticism
James van Praagh is an American who has made his living fooling people into believing he can speak to dead people. He has built quite an empire hosting television shows, cruises, and other major events. Everything carefully designed to separate … Continue reading
Around the world and around the web, there are newspapers and magazines that publish a mixture of straight-up news and editorials along side of the most outrageous and farfetched fairy tales. One such is The Canadian. In The Canadian, you … Continue reading
In discussions of drugs and addictions, much debate is around the introduction of gateway drugs. These are the substances that may seem relatively innocuous, but ultimately lead to harder drugs, addiction, and crime. Usually, the drugs considered are alcohol, marijuana, … Continue reading
In Cambodia, the latest answer to health and winning numbers in a lottery is a log. Not just any log—this one was dug up from a pond and showed no signs of rotting after approximately 100 years in the water. … Continue reading
An Adelaide grocery store is home to flying roll-ups. A flying candy triggered a motion sensitive camera late one night and triggered sensation across Australia. The store’s cameras automatically shut down after 15 minutes when there is no movement, but … Continue reading
It is all too common for journalists and editors to publish articles that really need to be fact checked or investigated further than what makes it into print. In order to deal with the problem, Tom Scott suggests some labels … Continue reading
Last fall, I wrote about a psychic scammer in California. Today, our scammer comes from Windemere in Orange County Florida. Priti Mahalanobis, a college-educated mother of two who ran a business, was having a rough time. Her father’s company was … Continue reading
Richard Thornton, writing in The Examiner claims that the Mayans moved to Georgia 1100 years ago. I don’t think so, and I explain why over at Skeptic North.
A couple of stories out of the UK are perfect examples of the media being totally non-critical in the reporting of ghosts. Herne Bay, Kent is the home of septuagenarian Doris Birch who has been having struggling with a multi-armed … Continue reading
The creators of xkcd have the ability to be astute and concise at the same time. Today’s comic nails the University of Google dead on.