Skepticism


Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design is the idea that life as we know it was designed and that evolution is a myth. It is essentially creationism dressed up to sound sciency and so the claim is presented without all the religious terminology. This topic has popped up because the Discovery Institute, the primary […]

Is Intelligent Design scientific?



Goop Health
With a hat-tip to Orac for the term “quackiest quackfest”, we have the news that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand held the quackiest quackfest of 2018 – the “GOOP Health” conference in New York. Goop is not about bulk-selling pseudoscientific nonsense, instead it is an attempt to cast an aura of credibility […]

Goop Health, one of the quackiest quackfests of 2018



religious intelligence
A couple of days ago the UK’s Independent, and several other media outlets, have promoted this claim … Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.  To be clear, this posting is not simply a dig at the Independent. Other outlets ran with the same story. The […]

Debunking: the non-religious are smarter than the religious


Britt Hermes
Motherboard has a series of articles entitled “Humans of the Year” in which they profile fascinating people who are passionate and dedicated to something that is really very interesting.  They have just published an article all about Britt Hermes and so if you are curious to understand why somebody who […]

Motherboard Humans of the Year – Britt Hermes


Professor Edzard Ernst
Professor Edzard Ernst has a new book coming out that he has co-authored with Dr Kevin Smith, of Abertay University in Dundee entitled “More Harm Than Good?”  (The link to a pre-order for it is here on Amazon, it comes out on 18th Feb). So this happened … speaking ahead of […]

Professor Edzard Ernst at war with Prince Charles over homeopathy