The New Snake Oil
March 4, 2009


Alternative Medicine: acupuncture or quackapuncture?

Strange Responses to a Skeptical Article
March 3, 2009


Three readers commented on a recent skeptical article about the paranormal; none were very happy.

Obama ready to undo Bush medical conscience clause
March 2, 2009


Obama will reverse a Bush regulation letting health care workers avoid duties that they find religiously objectionable.

Your Definitive Guide to Heaven in 2009 (and 2010, 2011…)
February 25, 2009


Here’s everything you need to know about heaven—oh wait, most people reading this are going to hell. OK, we’ll cover that soon.

Anyone Have Smelling Salts?
February 25, 2009


Stranger than fiction: a conservative legal group has endorsed removing anti-atheist provisions from the Arkansas constitution!

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?

Pope’s ‘Holy War’ Against Pseudo-Mystics
February 24, 2009


Pope’s “Holy War” Against Pseudo-Mystics New guidelines to employ science, dogma, superstition.

A Theologian’s Confused Response to New Atheism
February 23, 2009


Catholic theologian John F. Haught has some confused responses to the New Atheism that are nevertheless worth pondering.

Virginia GOP Chair Insults Darwin on his Birthday
February 20, 2009


Virginia GOP Chair Jeff Frederick accused Darwin of racism . . . even though the Darwins were a family of ardent abolitionists.

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.