I’m about to introduce you to one of my passions. Getting things done. It does not matter if it is a little task or a big one, I just like crossing things off my list. I have many projects in the world of skepticism, but the one I’m about to tell you about is one that needs involvement by you. More
An Introduction To
QED (Question, Explore, Discover) is a skeptical conference in the UK that is a “weekend celebration of science, reason, and critical thinking” as the name would emphasize. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Merseyside Skeptics Society and the Greater Manchester Skeptics, taking place at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester. More
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“There are 2 ways to view the stars, as they really are and as we might wish them to be” – Carl Sagan.
The sun, the moon, and the stars have always been with us, it’s no surprise that humans found patterns in these celestial objects, and subsequently as with many other things, they associated these patterns with events in their lives. More
The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM for short) is an annual conference celebrating science and skepticism sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation, and is considered by many to be the premier skeptical event of the year. The conference boasts a dazzling array of speakers, side-events, and entertainment. More
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Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and everything within it is the result of special creation by a supernatural entity. Creationists hold that the diversity of life did not result from natural processes such as evolution, but that human beings and other animals were explicitly created by one or more deities. More
As you’ve probably learned from this site, and the sites we link to, there are many different types of scams and woo trying to deprive people of their hard earned money. So, what would a fitting response be for the people who say they posses psychic powers, the ability to magically heal or countless other claims? Prove It!
James Randi and the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) have, for 47 years, said just that, and put their money where their mouth is.
Homeopathy is a school of medicine founded by Dr. Christian Samuel Friedrich Hahnemann in the 1700’s. Dr. Hahnemann offered a method of disease treatment based on the notion that “like cures like.” He inventoried the symptoms of a disease, found substances that mimicked those symptoms, and administered those substances in diluted doses. He believed that the healing “energies” of the solutions grew stronger with a series of dilutions and shaking. More
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