Critical Thinking

The BBC reports on a recently published study as follows … A University of Cambridge study devised psychological tools to target fact distortion. Researchers suggest “pre-emptively exposing” readers to a small “dose” of the misinformation can help organisations cancel out bogus claims. Stories on the US election and Syria are […]

Is a Fake News Vaccine really possible?

Science writer Ryan Mandelbaum, who was also a researcher at CERN at one point, has published a fascinating exchange that took place between himself, Neil deGrasse Tyson , others, and anti-science journalist Anthony Liversidge. It was not a formal debate, but instead was a friendly backstage spontaneous conversation that Ryan has published in detail because it […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s dialog with an anti-science journalist

The Express (yes I know, but stick with me here), reports a UFO sighting  … ah heck, let’s just quote what the story says … A MINDBOGGLING picture has emerged of a “Star Trek Enterprise-like UFO” seemingly hovering above a lake. Sceptic Chad Haines, who took the image, was left convinced […]

Claim: ‘Star Trek UFO’ hovering above lake convinces staunch sceptic aliens DO exist

As we all know, skeptics are completely and utterly infallible and never ever make any mistakes. Every single utterance articulated by every single skeptic is “truth” and must never be questioned … right? (If the above just tripped your “twat” alarm, then well done, it is in full working order). […]

Do skeptics get things wrong about …. homeopathy?