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Joe Nickell vs The Chupacabra!

Joe and I were both at Skepticon 4 in Springfield, Missouri this year. While I was endeavoring to try every beer on the menu at Farmers Gastropub, Joe was traveling to nearby Strafford, Missouri to talk to the kid who saw something weird and shot it. Video after the jump!

Skepticism Courtesy Of The Daily Mail … Seriously.

The Daily Mail (TDM) is a rag. This should come as a surprise to no one. TDM loves to spew forth articles about aliens, UFO’s, crop circles, ghosts, and all other sorts of fantasies that impress most children and far too many adults. This as well should come as a surprise to almost no one (certainly no [...]

Zombies to James Van Praagh: Talk to Us!

Previously posted on Skepchick…

The James Randi Educational Foundation has repeatedly offered “psychic” James Van Praagh a million dollars if he can demonstrate under scientific controls that he has the ability to speak to the dead. They have been ignored. Repeatedly. So, they tried something new:

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Epic Plug for CSICon

CSICon is a skeptical conference put on by the Committee for Scientific Inquiry (CSI, formerly CSICOP) in New Orleans, October 27-30 2011. I’m going to be there, along with Steve Novella, Bill Nye, Debbie Goddard, Genie Scott, Edzard Ernst, James Randi, Joe Nickell, Karen Stollznow, Paul Offit, Phil Plait, and many more. Oh man, it [...]

Compound Nonsense

Sometimes in the world of Woo, people will call upon pseudosciences or fantasies by introducing another pseudoscience or fantasy to help bolster their claims. For example, we’ve come across people who believe, and have written books about Bigfoot (Bigfeet) being a race of time-shifting extra terrestrials. We are also very familiar with people who consult [...]