Why We Do This: Revisiting the Higher Values of Skeptical Inquiry
I want to give some brief historical perspective about the skeptical movement, take a look at some new trends, and revisit a theme I’ve emphasized before, reminding ourselves why we do this: the higher values of skeptical inquiry.
UFO Hoaxes? There’s an App for That!
I knew that it was possible to create all manner of digital UFOs in photographs. What I did not realize was just how easy it has become.
Losing Our Minds in the Age of Brain Science
Neuroscience and its new brain imaging tools are great achievements of modern science. But they are vulnerable to being oversold by the media, some overzealous scientists, and neuroentrepreneurs.
Why Being Human Makes Evolution Hard to Understand
Our difficulty accepting evolution isn’t just because some religions oppose it or that it is complicated—it isn’t. The problem may be a result of how our minds work.
The Valentich Disappearance: Another UFO Cold Case Solved
What did he see? The missing piece of the puzzle in a strange ‘UFO’ case involving the crash of a young pilot off Australia has been identified.
The Jersey Devil: The Real Story
The story of the Jersey Devil has become layered with myths and variations, obscuring the original events that gave rise to it. Not surprising considering the story comes from colonial-era political intrigue, Quaker religious infighting, and a future Founding Father.
Where Is the Science in Electronic Voice Phenomena?
While the evidence they provide is scientifically debated, some tools such as audio recorders have become popular mainstays of the paranormal investigator.