New Jersey UFO Case Likely a Copycat HoaxJanuary 7, 2009
A set of mysterious lights seen recently over New Jersey bears a striking resemblance to the 2008 Phoenix Lights UFO Hoax
Skeptic Benjamin Radford’s Psychic Predictions for 2008December 30, 2008
In December 2007, Skeptical Inquirer managing editor Ben Radford made 22 predictions for 2008…
NM Senator’s Miracle Cure Merely Mistake, MisdiagnosisDecember 29, 2008
Recently I came across a front-page headline in my local newspaper, about a state senator here in New Mexico whose brain disease may have been cured by God through the power of prayer. "Brain Disease Either Gone or Stalled," was the front page article’s subhead. I wrote a column about this for LiveScience.com; here’s an …
Another Plane Crash, Another Ordinary Miracle: Science Saves but God Gets CreditDecember 23, 2008
A recent plane crash in Denver was called a miracle because all survived. But did God or science save lives?
Dear Abby: Skeptical Ghost Buster!December 21, 2008
Dear Abby shows a bit of refreshing skepticism in her response to a reader’s comment about being visited by a ghost
Bush Illogic 101: Bush Claims Success in Keeping America SafeDecember 19, 2008
President Bush claimed on Dec. 17 that “there can be no debate” about his record of keeping America safe. “No debate”? Really?
This Just In: Blogging Skeptic Skeptical of BlogsDecember 17, 2008
As I write my first entry for the sparkly new Free Thinking blog, I’m skeptical of its utility. While I have spent much of my career promoting critical thinking and skepticism, I’m concerned about joining the noise, the glut of words inundating the Web and indeed the world. By most estimates there are over …