Pseudoscience Science Skepticism/critical thinking

James Randi, anthropogenic global warming, and skepticism, revisited one last time (I hope)

Yesterday, I wrote one of my typical Orac-ian length posts that was unusual. What was unusual about it was not its length. Rather, what was unusual about it was the target of its criticism, perhaps one of the last people in the world I would ever have expected to have to have taken issue with, […]

Announcements Skepticism/critical thinking

Weird things and skepticism: The 126th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

It’s that time yet again. The Skeptics’ Circle has returned once again to provide a much needed dose of skepticism to the blogosphere. This time around, the 126th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is being hosted over at World of Weird Things. Next up will be Life, The Universe, and One Brow, where the Skeptics’ […]

Science Skepticism/critical thinking

James Randi, anthropogenic global warming, and skepticism

Remember how yesterday I said that sometimes writing this blog depresses me? At the time, I made that observation because there are times when the unending constant onslaught of pseudoscience, anti-science, and woo leads me to despair that the human race will ever overcome its cognitive defects. However, there are other times when blogging depresses […]

Announcements Blogging Medicine

Delurk! My blog bud commands it! (Or at least requests it…)

Last week, I marked the occasion of my fifth anniversary in the blogosphere. Yesterday, my blog bud Abel Pharmboy marked his fourth anniversary in the blogosphere. Anyone who makes it past a year, as far as I’m concerned, has passed the test of time and shown himself (or herself) to be in this crazy thing […]

Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for H1N1 influenza and cancer? Woo at its finest!

There are times when I get really depressed writing this blog. It’s not because I don’t enjoy it, although like any long term hobby my blogging does occasionally feel like more of an obligation than a hobby. That’s only part of the time, though. Most of the time I really do enjoy what I do. […]