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Ghost in a Bottle: Almost as good as Junk in a Box

I’m sure most of you have that one person in your life that, when a gift-giving occasion comes around, you have no idea what to get them. I actually have several of those. It takes me forever to figure out what I’m going to get them and when I do decide on something, I’m usually […]

Fiber Menace? (Part II)

Last week I wrote about Konstantin Monastyrsky, author of the book “Fiber Menace” and the eponymous website, www.fibermenace.com. I said that my skeptical alarms were going off because Monastyrsky was crying out against mainstream science, accusing scientists of participating in a massive conspiracy to cover up the truth about the “fiber […]

Weekend Wrap-Up

Last night’s Skeptics in the Pub was fantastic! Patty Pieniadz spoke about her experience as a high-ranking Scientologist, giving an in-depth look at how the CoS convinces new recruits to suspend their critical thinking skills and accept even the most bizarre claims as truth. Patty’s journey from non-questioning believer to full-fledged skeptic is not only […]

Junk Mail

I received a tri-fold pamphlet in the mail the other day. It is from The Geocentric Bible Foundation, Inc. of Hugoton, Kansas. The pamphlet’s title reads:

Have Scientists Been Wrong For 400 Years?

Accompanied by a picture of the Earth just below the title, it reads:

This FREE book could turn your world around. See […]

Body PH Quackery

Recently we received the following e-mail:

My friend is starting to sell nutritional supplements for a multi-level marketing health company. He is testing all his friends saliva with litmus strips to determine our PH balance. If it’s acidic, (which we all were) he then prescribed herbal supplements and diet of green vegetables for us saying […]