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Yes, True Scotsman

SGU listener Mark Gordon from Scotland has been keeping the SGU, and many others, updated on some very disturbing happenings in his home country.

Earlier this week, Mark was one of several outspoken critics whom went the Scottish Parliament week to debate religion in Scottish schools. Parents of students in Scotland reserve the right to withdraw [...]

Bigfoot Science

In Russia, there are about 30 authorative scientists engaged in the study of abominible snowmen. In fact, they are setting up a university resaerch institute at Kemerovo State University to study the mythical Yeti, according to The UK’s Daily Mail.

You might ask: what scientific evidence for the existence of bigfoot is the driving force [...]

Fantasies Are Good For Your Math Skills

Who says skeptics should not indulge themselves in fantasies? Stoic, rational, logical, critical, evidence-based, scientific are just a few of the adjectives that help define us. But in the context of skepticism, you seldom hear a skeptic embracing fantasy as a practical tool on our skeptical utility-belts. It’s time to make room for a new [...]

Lower Learning

There is a new science being taught at college level educational facilities here in Connecticut. Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut is offering what they are calling a “Ghost Science” class. This could perhaps be the most oxymoronic title I have ever encountered in all my years of skepticism.

Ghost related courses and studies are [...]

Therapeutically Touching Nurses

On the most recent episode of 5×5, we discussed a study involving the effects of therapeutic touch on certain types of cells. The authors of the study concluded that therapeutic touch promoted cell growth.

Near the end of the episode I asked what criteria the authors used to determine the credentials of the theraupeutic touch [...]