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Archives for August 3, 2006

The Skeptics Circle turns 40 (sort of)

Today, the Skeptics’ Circle turns 40. Well, not exactly, but it is the 40th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, and this time around it’s being held at Daylight Atheism. Once again, it’s time for an antidote for the rampant credulity in the blogosphere, where dubious stories travel around the world far faster than skeptics can…

Ron Rosenbaum on the Cherrix case

Ron Rosenbaum on Starchild Abraham Cherrix and his choosing the Hoxsey treatment over chemotherapy: Young Cherrix has expressed his feelings this way to the Associated Press: “I’ll fight until I do die. I’m not going to let it go. I would rather die healthy and strong and in my house than die in a hospital…

Now that Mel Gibson has apologized for his anti-Semitic tirade during his arrest for DUI last week and the ADL has accepted Gibson’s apology, everyone is discussing what the fallout will be among the Hollywood elite, many of whom happen to be Jewish. Ever the contrarian, using my knowledge of the darker places of the…

You know it’s hot when…

…while driving to work at 6:30 AM you notice the thermometer in your car already registers the outside temperature as 83 degrees Farehnheit. Ack.