Skeptical of the Skeptics: Questioning Conventional WisdomApril 1, 2009
A comment about self-esteem research raises questions about challenging popular beliefs
New “Knowing” Film Based on Numerology and Bible Code PseudoscienceMarch 19, 2009
The new Nicolas Cage film “Knowing” has roots in numerology and the discredited Bible Code.
Who’s “We,” White Man? Or, The Media’s Mythical MajorityMarch 9, 2009
Lazy writers use phrases like “We are obsessed with celebrity” in news and media reports, making incorrect overgeneralizations
Strange Responses to a Skeptical ArticleMarch 3, 2009
Three readers commented on a recent skeptical article about the paranormal; none were very happy.
Does Viewing Evidence of a Crime Injure the Victim?February 24, 2009
The president of the NCMEC claims that viewing evidence of a crime re-injures the victim. Truth or hype?
Borneo’s Lake Monster Photos: Legend Come to Life? Or Hoax?February 19, 2009
I examine two new photos of a huge snake-like creature allegedly taken in Borneo.
Kashi Food Developer Karen Moyer Discovers Vanilla! (Stupid TV Commercial Spotlight)February 13, 2009
In TV ads, Kashi food developer Karen Moyer travels the world searching for common spices! (Stupid TV Commercial Spotlight)
When Study Results Have Morally Uncomfortable ImplicationsFebruary 5, 2009
Scientific research is very important and valuable, but can sometimes have uncomfortable moral implications
Catty Comments About Celebrities with a Few Extra Pounds: A Closer Look at the OutrageFebruary 2, 2009
Recently female celebs with a few extra pounds have been criticized in the media. But is it a tempest in a teapot?