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Archives for December 6, 2007

Does anyone teach history anymore?

This video would argue that the answer to the question in the title is no: “I don’t think anything predated Christians”? What about Judaism? You know, the Old Testament, the book in which, Christians say, many prophecies of Jesus’ coming were made? I’d try to reassure myself that she’s just more ignorant than average about…

Pity the poor UK homeopath…

…because, via Skeptico and DC’s Improbably Science, I’ve learned something that could only warm the coldest cockles of my evil scientific and skeptical heart. It’s something that tells us that, maybe, just maybe, what we bloggers do in favor of evidence-based medicine may actually be having an effect. British homeopath Manish Bhatia, Director of hpathy.com,…

It’s hard to believe that two weeks have flown by once again. It’s even harder to believe that the Skeptics’ Circle has been around long enough to reach its 75th edition, which this time around comes straight out of Denmark, courtesy of longtime Respectful Insolence commenter and now blogger Kristjan Wager at Pro-Science. Kristjan’s a…