Respectful Insolence

Archives for July 19, 2007

The 65th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted by Steve Novella over at his Neurologica Blog: The room was filled with that odd combination of excitement, interest and restlessness that accompanies children forced to walk through a museum. “Quiet down,” said Ms. Trueblood for the hundredth time. As experienced as she was a…

One last puff of smoke over Helena, MT

Little did I know when I posted my first article on the evidence supporting health hazards due to secondhand smoke that it would end up dominating the comments of this blog for three full days and lead me to a site that’s so full of pseudoscience, logical fallacies, and just plain B.S. that it is…

Iran Busts Zionist Squirrel Spy Ring

In a story that needs no embellishment, the Iranian state news agency, IRNA, is reporting that fourteen “spy squirrels” were captured infiltrating Iran. According to IRNA: “In recent weeks, intelligence operatives have arrested 14 squirrels within Iran’s borders. The squirrels were carrying spy gear of foreign agencies, and were stopped before they could act, thanks…