articles tagged: skeptics
the skeptics’ anthem, now in hip hop
# education

the skeptics’ anthem, now in hip hop

Baba Brinkman comes up with a proper diss track for cranks, quacks, and snake oil salesmen.

dealing with the new generation of cranks
# science

dealing with the new generation of cranks

Today's cranks are more publicity savvy and sophisticated then ever, which is one of the biggest reasons not to hold back when confronting their nonsense.

snake oil salesman steals deepak chopra’s act
# health

snake oil salesman steals deepak chopra’s act

Mike Adams borrows the King of Woo's strategy of stringing a Gish Gallop of junk science to better sell his supplements and pamphlets.

a mile in the shoes of a barefoot believer
# science

a mile in the shoes of a barefoot believer

Communication between scientists and believers runs into a fundamental problem. Scientists see knowledge as impersonal. Believers don't.

why you should support your skeptics
# science

why you should support your skeptics

Science and skeptical blogs seem to be everywhere. Unfortunately their combined audience pales in comparison to the bully pulpits of committed cranks and anti-science activists on a mission.

a furious chopra throws down the gauntlet
# science

a furious chopra throws down the gauntlet

Deepak Chopra proudly accepts his title as King of Woo and goes on a spittle flecked tirade against his critics.

why being nice doesn’t always work
# science

why being nice doesn’t always work

If skeptical and science bloggers don't have anything nice to say, we shouldn't have to say anything nice.

the skeptics’ circle comes to weird things
# science

the skeptics’ circle comes to weird things

Weird Things hosts the latest edition of the Skeptic's Circle blog carnival for all your eyebrow-raising needs.

sometimes woo isn’t just a noun. it’s a diagnosis.
# science

sometimes woo isn’t just a noun. it’s a diagnosis.

The King of New Age Woo, Deepak Chopra, goes on the warpath against his many critics.

can you get a little too skeptical?
# science

can you get a little too skeptical?

There's a fine line between skepticism and cynicism. Are some skeptics forgetting to tell the difference?

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