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This Week In Doubtful News PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sharon Hill   

Here is a rundown of the week in creationist news, strange goings on and oddball ideas from the past week courtesy of Doubtful News. 

Let's begin with a spate of stories from those who take the Bible selectively literally. 

A credulous media story in Iowa promotes the mythical flood. Was it a slow news day? It wasn't even false balance.    

This view is dying out as evidenced by the lack of funding for an Ark park. 

But there are some still actively promoting the old time religion view with new sexy marketing 

Sticking with religious claims for a bit: Did you know that yoga is Satanic? I didn't but some people can see the devil in the details.   

In a horrible story, a father pleads guilty to beating his 2-yr old to death because he thought she was possessed. Or he was possessed.

It hardly matters, does it?

Scientologists are on the march to "help" victims of tornadoes 

The historic Serpent Mound in Ohio is plagued by New Age believers 

This woman believes she is a plant. 

In the latest from Zimbabwe, you KNOW people are blaming goblins again.

Don't trust people who blame your bad luck on "spirits". It's a scam. Across the world, scammers are strategically targeting older Asian women and taking advantage of superstitious beliefs.   

In the U.S., you may have to disclose to buyers if your house is "haunted". What does that even mean? 

An advertisement offers a workshop for psychic kids. Only $99. We're awful skeptical. 

And finally, we will end on a humorous note. Alex Jones, conspiracist extraordinaire, gets booted from the Bilderberg venue and is called the "worst person to interview" (among other adjectives) by British TV.  

Join us every day at Doubtful News to see what's new in news today.   

Also, extra links of interest are posted every night at midnight. 

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Sharon Hill runs Doubtful News, a unique feed of news stories about the paranormal, pseudoscience, the weird and the unexplained with questioning commentary.

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