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Beber sangre de murciélagos es una mala (y loca) idea
En la medicina tradicional china (MTC), uso médico generalizado de productos animales tales como bilis de oso, cuernos de rinoceronte, huesos de tigre y escamas de pangolín ha devenido en la práctica de la crueldad animal y ha amenazado a varias especies respecto de su extinción.
Who Are More Biased: Liberals or Conservatives?
Conservatives who, like the President, believe the mainstream media (MSM) have a liberal bias have been supported by evidence that journalists are more likely to identify as Democrats than Republicans.
Pixie Turner: A Wellness Lady Turned Nutritionist
Pixie Turner is a UK-based nutritionist, who was following the wellness trend before she started her research. She now works as an author, science communicator, and nutritionist and also spoke at 2018’s QED in Manchester.
The European Skeptics Congress—Having Fun While Learning about Intereuropean Skepticism
The European Skeptics Congress (ESC), which happens every two years (August 29th to September 1st), is a place to meet skeptics from around Europe and beyond. The series of congresses started in 1989. Paul De Belder is organizing the next ESC in Ghent, Belgium. He invites us to a sneak peek into what’s coming up.
Mark Edward’s Psychic Blues
Mentalist Mark Edward discusses the release of his updated book, now in audio format: Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium and gives his thoughts on the public menace posed by psychic medium con artists and their promoters.
Dr. Oz Sells Lemons
I was not at all surprised to learn that Dr. Oz is selling the other kind of lemon, the kind that grows on trees.
Antioxidant Megavitamins for Brain Health: Puffery vs. Fact
Billions of dollars are spent on worthless and even harmful megavitamin therapy, especially with vitamins C and E. How did the craze for megavitamins and multivitamins come about, and why does it continue? Many worthless medical products and procedures are widely marketed and sold, some falling under the alternative medicine label. Two examples I am …
Being respectful isn’t just a nice thing to do. Skeptics are more likely to succeed if they defend science and reason in a consistently respectful manner. The 2018 Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) CSICon conference is in the books. After checking in at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport and consuming a mediocre breakfast burrito, I …
The Dematerialization Crusade
What have spiritualism and dematerialization added to the body of certified knowledge? Although many proponents of dematerialism have been distinguished scientists, they earned their stripes by inventing theories or methods that had little or nothing to do with that. Spiritualism is the belief in the real existence of immaterial entities such as angels, ghosts, …
Superstars, Timely Insights, Fun: Latest CSICon Was Biggest (and Best?) Ever
It had superstars: The witty and erudite Renaissance man Stephen Fry in a lively onstage discussion with his fellow English countryman Richard Dawkins. Steven Pinker of Enlightenment Now! book fame telling us why things are better than we all think. James “The Amazing” Randi on stage with colleagues who helped create the modern skeptical movement. …