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Put on the spot: This week in Doubtful News for March 18, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sharon Hill   

Here is a rundown of strange and intellectually bankrupt news stories that made it into the media this week courtesy of Doubtful News.

We kept adding to our post on the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as new fringe ideas emerged. No psychic claimed to predict it, yet, but one particularly media-hungry so-called remote viewer got in on the act and, frankly, was completely unhelpful. It was embarrassing, actually. But what was he going to do, bend the spoons on board?

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Last Week at Science-Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harriet Hall, MD (The SkepDoc)   

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared last week at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo in medicine.

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Last Week at Science-Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harriet Hall, MD (The SkepDoc)   

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared last week at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo in medicine.

 

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Six Reasons Not to Miss TAM 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by JREF Staff   

The Amaz!ng Meeting has become the “must attend” event for everyone who loves science and skepticism, with TAM 2013 being our biggest event yet with more presenters than ever before.

Many of our stellar speakers this year have never been on the TAM stage before. Leading thinkers, science communicators, and best-selling authors like Susan Jacoby, Dan Ariely, Susan Blackmore, Jerry Coyne, Sanal Edamaruku, Susan Haack, Marty Klein, Cara Santa Maria, Michael E. Mann, and so many more are joining us for the first time this year, all focusing on scientific skepticism, and how to best respond as skeptics to harmful anti-scientific, paranormal or pseudoscientific belief. 

All this even while many of our old friends — so many of the celebrities and skeptical figures featured at past TAMs like Penn Jillette, Michael Shermer, Jamy Ian Swiss, Steve Novella, and Todd Robbins — will be joining us again on the program, too. The level of expertise and knowledge that all of our generous speakers bring to the event makes us this one of our best programs ever — it is nothing short of, well, amaz!ng.

But just in case our incredible lineup of speakers hasn’t won you over yet, here are six more reason not to miss TAM:

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Randi Speaks: Why Do We Still Believe? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeffrey Wagg   

Many years ago, learned people realized that the masses believed many things that weren't true. Why do they still? Many years ago, learned people realized that the masses believed many things that weren't true. Why do they still? In this week's edition, Randi discusses a vist to the first "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" Museum, chopping off Alice Cooper's head, and The Madness of Crowds.

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