Respectful Insolence

Archives for May 11, 2006

People, it’s just a book and a movie!

I was just going to leave my plug for the Skeptics’ Circle this week stand as my only post today–until I became aware of some serious lunacy: MUMBAI (AFP) – A Catholic group called on Christians to starve themselves to death in protest at the release of “The Da Vinci Code” at cinemas in India…

This time around, the latest meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle comes to us from down under. EoR, who, despite being “rather sad and boggy,” always perks up when it’s time to debunk the claims of pseudoscience or New Age woo, brings us the 34th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle via the Wonderful World of Crystals:…

Andrew asks the right question

My blog buddy Andrew has a bit of fun turning a favorite Holocaust denier question back at them. In reaction to laws against Holocaust denial in some European nations, deniers like to ask: “What kind of truth needs protection?” They were particularly loud about this during the recent trial of David Irving. Now, Andrew notes…