#QEDCon and also Sketicamp coming up this weekend folks

QED is a two-day science and skepticism convention taking place at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on Sat 12th and Sun 13th April 2014 – If you have a ticket, then that’s fabulous, I’ll see you there. If you don’t have a ticket, then I have a bit of bad news, all the tickets are gone already. Oh … Read more#QEDCon and also Sketicamp coming up this weekend folks

Homeopathy – the “cure” that contains no active ingredients

The rather amusing news is that Terra-Medica, a producer Homeopathy remedies has had to recalls more than 50 lots across its range because they potentially contained an active ingredient that just might do something – penicillin. The UK’s Independent reports … A company making homeopathic remedies in the US has had to recall more than 50 different … Read moreHomeopathy – the “cure” that contains no active ingredients

Jimmy Wales responds to a daft petition

There are some whom you simply have to applaud for their decency, common sense and willingness to strive to make the world a truly better place. One such example of that is Jimmy Wales, the chap who founded and promotes Wikipedia (Oh and yes, that back there rather ironically is a link to his own … Read moreJimmy Wales responds to a daft petition

Quackery and Cancer Care

Brian Palmer has a great article over in slate all about the deployment of Reiki and reflexology as cancer cures. He writes … Most treatments at U.S. cancer centers are evidence-based and cutting-edge. In recent years, however, some of our great temples of healing have begun to dabble in the unscientific and the prescientific. Integrative care centers … Read moreQuackery and Cancer Care

Interview with James Randi : “Homeopathy: trickery or treatment?” Yesterday 22nd Feb

In the context of the question Homeopathy: trickery or treatment? – you know the right answer, or at least I do hope that you do, and so what is of more interest to us here is that Jonathan McCrea speaks to the world’s most famous skeptic, James Randi who is now 85, on his Irish NewsTalk radio … Read moreInterview with James Randi : “Homeopathy: trickery or treatment?” Yesterday 22nd Feb

Would you like to claim $1 Million ?

If indeed getting $1 Million is of interest to you, then you can claim it by simply demonstrating something paranormal or supernatural under controlled conditions. Easy right? Oh wait, there is one ever so subtle flaw here, there is exactly zero evidence (so far) for the reality of anything paranormal or supernatural. Yes, yes, stories … Read moreWould you like to claim $1 Million ?