Contributions

Mick West and Escaping the Rabbit Hole: Review
October 23, 2018


Mick West might just be the consummate gentleman debunker. After devoting the past fifteen years to online educational projects such as MorgellonsWatch.com, ContrailScience.com, and Metabunk.org, he has released a new book that gives much-needed hope in an area skeptics too often shy away from as hopeless. It’s easy to see conspiracy theorists as some kind …

Lessons to Learn from Canadian Susan the Bridezilla
September 14, 2018


Canadian Susan swept the social media headlines this past week with her jaw-dropping tale of entitled, inappropriate rage at not getting free money from her friends and family to fund her $60,000 dream wedding. I, like many, read the screenshots with that familiar sense of tingling schadenfreude that good gossip elicits—and really, it was a …

Outrage Vampires versus Breastfeeding Moms
July 17, 2018


How Our Desire to Help Can Profit Hoaxers and Result in Harm A fury-inducing video announcing itself as a “social experiment” showed up on my feed recently, posted by a well-meaning skeptic who has always been on the right side of social justice causes. But far from being a touchstone that can help elevate society …