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Last Several Weeks In Science Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harriet Hall   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:06

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-woo in medicine. 

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GREAT NEWS ABOUT OUR FILM! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   
Monday, 23 June 2014 19:52

honestliarA winner!  Yes, “An Honest Liar,” the 90-minute documentary firm labored over and produced by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom, had its world premiere in New York City on April 18th, then the Canadian premiere followed in my home town, Toronto. Deyvi and I have been busy ever since “on the road” trying to personally attend as many screenings as we can. The film has already been shown at numerous film festivals all over the world now, and we just received very welcome news. In theannual AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s 12th documentary film festival in the Washington, DC, area, this year’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to “An Honest Liar”! We won in a field of well more than one hundred contenders!

AFI DOCS is the only festival in the U.S. dedicated to screenings and events that connect audiences, filmmakers and policy leaders in the seat of our nation’s government. With such excellent judges as Ken Burns, Spike Lee, and Barbara Kopple on the AFI Advisory Board, I personally take this as a resounding endorsement. I’ve never forgotten Spike’s well-known advice: “Do the right thing.” Thank you, man…

Deyvi and I were at first just a bit surprised at the very serious – yet effusive – audience reaction to “An Honest Liar,” but we soon saw that this was going to be the response we should expect. People were teary-eyed yet smiling as they crowded around us, shook our hands and made their comments.  We’re very grateful to Justin and Tyler, as well as to their excellent crew who got it all together and now share our delight.

Thank you, folks, and you can look forward to yet more news on this film. No hints, but we’re only getting started…

James Randi.

 
Last Week In Science Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harriet Hall   
Friday, 20 June 2014 17:13

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-woo in medicine.

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From Fundamentalist Mormon to Skeptic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dr. Karen Stollznow   
Thursday, 12 June 2014 16:22

I enjoy plane trips because these are the only times I get to read for enjoyment. On a recent flight my book of choice was a title by skeptic Steve Cuno and Joanne Hanks. “It’s Not About The Sex” My Ass: Confessions of an ex-Mormon, ex-Polygamist ex-wife tells the fascinating story of Joanne’s personal journey from mainline Mormon, to fundamentalist Mormon, to non-believer. 

This case is interesting in that most fundamentalists are born into these groups, while Joanne and her husband chose to join a polygamist cult. Joanne and her chiropractor husband Jeff were raised as members of the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). They both had family with a polygamist past. Following exposure to Second Coming propaganda, they decided that the end was nigh, and they needed to return to the original church to ensure their salvation. After shopping around for a sect, the couple and their three young children moved to Manti, Utah, and joined James Harmston’s True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of the Last Days (TLC). As per section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants, Jeff took a “celestial wife” and the family was promptly excommunicated by the LDS. 

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Last Week In Science Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harriet Hall   
Monday, 09 June 2014 13:13

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

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