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Archives for October 21, 2008

Last call for the Skeptics’ Circle

Yike. I’ve been truly remiss in my duty. The Skeptics’ Circle is a mere day and a half away. But it’s not too late to submit your best skeptical work to Chris at The Uncredible Hallq. So, if you wanted to submit a post this week but haven’t gotten around to it, there isn’t much…

Oprah Winfrey supports quackery. That has been richly demonstrated over the last few years, particularly with her gauzy, praise-filled segments featuring such pro-woo luminaries as Jenny McCarthy, her frequently having physicians boosters of “alternative medicine” like Mehmet Oz and Christiane Northrup on her show, and her tight embrace of New Age “spirituality.” Alarmed at the…

I’ve been very critical of The Huffington Post since shortly after its formation three years ago, when (I believe) I was the first blogger to notice a proliferation of antivaccination propaganda at the then brand new group blog. It is a situation that the HuffPo has maintained to the present day. Indeed, on that day…

Well, this is somewhat encouraging…

After having seen the worst, it’s encouraging to see that it’s not all bad: Hat tip to Coturnix…