Well, Dr. Ben Goldacre – columnist for The Guardian newspaper in the UK – has done it again. I urge you to go immediately to Badscience.net and download/print this excellent article for future reference. It is the single most effective item that I’ve ever seen examining – from the scientific point of view – the farce known as homeopathy. This will equip everyone with the facts, the arguments, the history and the simply ludicrous nature of this so-called medical philosophy and practice. It’s all done in a bit more than 4,000 words, it’s painless reading, and it’s a huge step forward in this ongoing battle between legitimate medical practice and quackery.
Join your fellow Skeptics for a 5 day 4 night adventure to the City of Machu Picchu in Peru, often refered to as the "Lost City." This adventure is timed perfectly for those that have signed up for our Galapagos cruise as it can be an extension to an already Amaz!ng Adventure in Galapagos. As you return from Galapagos you will stop in Guayaquil and change planes and travel to Peru with the group. If you're not attending Galapagos you can still partake in this Machu Picchu excursion. You will need to fly into Guayaquil or directly to Lima Peru on August 17, 2008 where you will meet up with our group for the trip to Machu Picchu.
This coming Friday, November 16, Larry King is hosting another hour of credulous guessing games with cold readers John Edward and James van Praagh. To make the show less painful, I developed a John Edward / James van PraaghBingo card. Check off a square for every lame cold-reading trick you note. I hope you find it amusing.
Actually there is another reason for doing this. It can help explain to believers what is really going on with these cold readers. From personal experience in doing this, I can say that if you explain in advance to believers what Edward and van Praagh are going to do, some can be convinced. Playing Bingo just adds to the fun.
Rosemary Hunter has applied for the JREF's Million Dollar Challenge with the extraordinary claim that she can make people urinate with the power of her mind.
Her protocol negotiations are complete, and Ms. Hunter will be visiting the JREF on November 12th to perform her test - which will consist of using this Paranormal Urination ability on Jeff Wagg, the JREF's General Manager.
Ms.Hunter will have fifteen minutes to complete the test, which you can witness live via webcam.
Rosemary Hunter came to the Foundation and had her preliminary test for the Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge. The test was conducted by Jeff Wagg who happens to be the General Manager of the JREF. The test was webcast in full and received a good number of viewers. We also taped the event on a separate camera for archiving puposes.
Prior to the test Rosemary was asked to sign the agreed upon protocol and was given further details on how the test would proceed. After agreement was made the test was underway. Rosemary looked calm and concentrated throughout the test never once opening her eyes the entire 15 minutes.