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Archives for October 14, 2007

About a week ago, I posted about a truly execrably credulous article on alternative medicine published at CNN.com, which basically took a panel of true believers and asked them which five alternative medicine modalities had the best evidence to show that they “work.” Now, Steve Novella weighs in. His key point, with which I agree,…

A skeptical comic

I was so busy mentioning how the Society of Homeopaths was using legal threats to try to shut down the free speech rights of the host of the next Skeptics’ Circle, Le Canard Noir, that I forgot to mention that he also turned me on to a great web comic. The comic, Cectic, is highly…

Must. See. This. Movie.

Will Smith is the last man on earth. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott. The last take on this story (Richard Matheson’s post-apocalyptic I Am Legend), The Omega Man, is one of my all time favorite science fiction movies. (Yes, I know it didn’t follow the story that closely, but it stood on its…