Skepticism

Skepticism

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By Kristin Wong Despite your best intentions and efforts, it is inevitable: At some point in your life, you will be wrong. Mistakes can be hard...

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By Kavin Senapathy The thoroughly answered question of whether vaccines cause autism isn’t really a question outside of conspiracy-theorist circles. The body of evidence shows...

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By Julia Belluz The YouTube video shows girls convulsing in hospital beds, on the floors of their schools, losing control of their bodies, unable to...

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By Steven Novella It’s fun to run into such a wonderful example of pure pseudoscience. Let’s deconstruct this one: Field Effects of Consciousness and Reduction...

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By Anne McLaughlin, Alicia McGill, and Matt Shipman A recent study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly...

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By Julie Beck “I remember looking at her and thinking, ‘She’s totally lying.’ At the same time, I remember something in my mind saying, ‘And...

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By Samantha Schmidt In April 2015, the 6-year-old diabetic boy’s mother took him to an $1,800 week-long Chinese therapy class meant to “heal” him. At the “self-healing”...

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By Charlie Savage President Trump’s claim on Twitter early Saturday that he had “just found out” that “President Obama was tapping my phones in October,”...

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By Hemant Mehta Senate Resolution 17 in Indiana passed this week on a 40-9 vote. While resolutions don’t always get attention because they’re usually symbolic...

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By Sheila Kaplan WASHINGTON — Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes,...