Skeptic news


The subject line might strike you as a tad obvious, but a new study published by the journal, BMJ Acupuncture in Medicine, appears to claim that this is exactly what you should do, and asserts that their latest study proves this. Many media outlets in the US have been promoting this, but […]

If your baby is crying, don’t stick pins in it – #acupuncture does not work


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?


UK Member of Parliament, David Tredinnick, is a very big advocate for alternative medicine. His Wikipedia page lays out just how deeply into this he is … Tredinnick supports alternative medicine including homeopathy and chiropractic.[11] In October 2009, he told Parliament that blood does not clot under a full moon; a spokesperson for the Royal College of Surgeons of England warned […]

Good Thinking Society Responds to UK MP



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The UK’s Daily Mail has published a story regarding the founders of the fact-checking site snopes.com. This merits a closer look and so we shall take a peek to see what is happening here. Generally seeing the words, “Daily Mail” is a bit of a red flag. They are not the […]

Is the attack on fact checking site Snopes valid?


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During this last weekend I listened to psychologist Susan Blackmore recount to a packed audience at QEDcon her Out-Of-Body experience that occurred when she was a young student at Oxford back in the 1970s. At that time she ran the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research (OUSPR). Was this experience proof that […]

Out of Body Experiences – Is this proof of the supernatural? – #QEDcon


10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Back Replay of the QED Intro clip then Matt Parker does his bit. 10:10 Cara Santa Maria – Science, Skepticism, and Atheism (Oh My!): My Modest Attempt to Improve the American Media Landscape Cara introduces us to what she does as a science communicator and then lays out […]

#QEDcon – Random notes, Pictures & tweets from Sunday