Skepticism

Skepticism

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By Craig A. Foster The Denver Post recently featured an article about Coloradans who believe that the Earth is flat. As if that wasn’t surprising enough, some...

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By Dean Peterson A 2012 poll shows that 45 percent of Americans say they believe in ghosts. More amazingly, in that same poll, 28 percent of...

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This thread has been created for open discussion on themes connected to reason and science for which there are not currently any dedicated threads. Please...

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By Tennessee Watson Fake news has been on Maggie Farley's mind further back than 2016 when President Trump brought the term into the vernacular. Farley, a...

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By Maureen Callahan LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow’s inaugural health-and-wellness summit on Saturday kicked off just as you’d expect: well-groomed women wearing yoga pants and...

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By Michael Shermer Graham Hancock is an audacious autodidact who believes that long before ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia and Egypt there existed an even more glorious...

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By Julia Belluz and Alvin Chang Andy Oxman is obsessed with the study of bullshit health claims and how to prevent them from spreading. For decades,...

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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...