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Martial Lawlessness

This email arrived from William in California:

I am a martial arts instructor- I own my dojo and have 150 families that train with me. I have made it my life’s work to not only teach kids the art of karate, but critical thinking too (and I leave out all the woo of chi). I [...]

Just Leave The Money On The Altar

So let me see if I have this straight …

A televangelist from Georgia has promised the viewers of his television show that if they sleep with a picture of Jesus, then they will receive financial blessings. 

Excuse me? Is this spiritual “leader” effectively calling his audience a bunch of whores?  Wow, that’s callous, even for organized religion. Or  [...]

Geloscopy

So just when I thought the world of fortune telling couldn’t get more ridiculous, I found out just last night that there is a fortune telling practice that claims to “read” the laughter of a person to predict the future. This can be practiced in two different ways.

First the scam artist … I mean [...]

The UFOs of 2012 debunked by a skeptical eye

An alien attack fleet is spotted in a spot on NASA film. [...]

Don’t Get Burned By FireBurnDoctor.com

SGU listener Ward McCreerty of Southern California has recently made me aware of a scam called FireBurnDoctor.com (FDB). A cursory Google search has revealed that FBD has been on radar of the skeptics for about a year now, but before I went to find out which of my favorite intrepid skeptics or skeptical organizations out [...]