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What is it with all the quacks on daytime TV?

Skepticon IV is open for business

Registration is now open for Skepticon IV, to be held in Springfield, Missouri on 19-20 November. I don’t know how you’ll be able to afford it — it still has that extravagant price tag of $0. It’s a fun event! And if you get bored, you can always hop on a bus and go to…

Starting them young

As one of those geezers in his grey, tired, wizened 50s, I’m torn between the cranky get-offa-my-lawn attitude and a patronizing bless-their-little-hearts when I see all these young’uns romping about at meetings nowadays. And the internet is even worse: look, it’s a literate 13 year old atheist and a hardnosed 16 year old skeptic! I’m…

I’m jealous. Jen McCreight is on the Savage Love podcast. She chews him out for a lack of skepticism, too.

Author Annie Jacobsen has a new book that finally reveals the truly true truth about the so-called UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. And here is the answer: Roswell Martians May Have Been Deformed Nazi Kids Sent by Stalin. It explains so much. The craft, she writes, wasn’t an alien spaceship, as many have since…

I can tell it’s going to be even worse than usual. They’re going to have another Global Atheist Convention, which I predict will be even bigger and more successful than the first one, and now I’m getting requests to plug other skeptical events in Melbourne, as if the kangaroos and drop-bears who will attend that…

Planting seeds…

Hey, Copenhagen, there’s a Skeptics in the Pub starting up in your town. It was inspired by the big Gods and Politics conference there last year, so you know these events do have some effect — they can help get local activists get started.

You know I’m coming to the big city in less than two weeks, right? I’ll be at the Anti-Superstition Bash on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Corinthian Yacht Club, in Essington, PA. You know you want to go, if for nothing else for the snooty thrill of being…

This is low

Oh, look what’s on the pharmacy shelves! It’s “medicine” for cute little babies! Everyone loves babies, and we want them to gurgle and coo and be happy, so when their widdle tummies make them cranky, we give them a little medicine to make them feel better. Only…Brauer is marketing homeopathic “medicine” to kids — it’s…

Quack, quack, quack

Steve Novella is going to appear on the Dr Oz show today, and that promo has convinced me that Oz is an unforgivable charlatan. I’m swamped with work — we’re into the final two weeks of classes — so I don’t think I’ll be able to tune in, but any of you who do…report back!…