The Mystery of TJIPETIR
Mysterious rectangular rubber-like blocks, with the enigmatic word TJIPETIR engraved into them, have been washing up for the past few years on the beaches of northern Europe.
No Reason to Believe That Sykes’s Yeti-Bear Cryptid Exists
Sykes, named “Cryptozoologist of the Year 2013” according to the blog CryptoZooNews, seems to be gaining more and more prominence and respect among cryptozoologists. However, certain of his pronouncements seem highly dubious to his fellow scientists; he has reached some embarrassingly incorrect conclusions, and a number of his statements as to his credentials are thought to be misleading.
Homeopathy ‘Unsupported, Ineffective, Dangerous’: CFI Testimony to FDA
The full text of invited testimony by the Center for Inquiry at the April 20, 2015, hearing of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on “Homeopathic Product Regulation: Evaluating the FDA’s Regulatory Framework After a Quarter-Century.”
A Brief History of Scientific Celebrity
Science is personified by a handful of articulate, media-savvy scientists who stimulate new thinking, drive scientific controversies, enhance public understanding, mobilize social movements, and shape policy. To millions, these scientific celebrities are the public face of science.
Covert Cognition: My So-Called Near-Death Experience
A skeptic sees no light at the end of the tunnel when she falls into a six-week coma and nearly dies.
ADVERLYING: Disliking Advertising from an Informed Perspective
Some accusations levied against advertising are undeserved. But then, some are deserved, though perhaps not in ways you may have heard or assumed. Meanwhile, not a few bad apples engage in a heinous advertising tactic that goes largely unnoticed.
The Return of Facilitated Communication
Review of The Horse That Won’t Go Away: Clever Hans, Facilitated Communication, and the Need for Clear Thinking by Thomas E. Heinzen, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Susan A. Nolan