Category Archives: Blogging

2016 Absolutely Sucked

Pretty much once a year, I take a break from my usual articles of epic quality and write something personal, reflective, or otherwise far less-than-eloquent. So I am not going to pussy-foot around this… 2016 sucked. I mean… it really sucked. There were plenty … Continue reading

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Are You a National or a Global Citizen?

A recent poll looked at the opinions of 20,000 people in 18 countries around the world regarding self-perceptions of citizenship. It showed that a significant amount of people – more than half – agreed that they consider themselves as “global citizens” more than … Continue reading

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Did I Just Lose my Blogger’s Virginity?

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. I took the words of a fellow Christian in an article I wrote almost a year ago without permission. Plagiarism? Such blasphemy would not escape my fingers, no. Linking to the very page the … Continue reading

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The 2013 Round-Up

2013 was a hectic year, but it has finally ended. Actually, it ended several days ago; but as you can imagine, things were hectic. The news cycle never stopped and the stories kept coming in, which is why I updated … Continue reading

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Skeptikai Turns Two Years Old!

The blogging on Skeptikai started two years ago, and I’m happy to say things have been going well since then. I’m always learning new things, and the site itself has been growing faster than I had expected. If you’re a … Continue reading

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The Brain is Not Simply Split into Two Totally Separate Halves, and Other Lessons on Skepticism

One year ago, I wrote an article that skewered the infographic that one website had been sending to the public. I showed the evidence that contradicted what was claimed, and I ended up busting two persistent myths in that article. The … Continue reading

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Skeptikai’s 2012 Year-End Review (July – December)

The year has come to an end, and it’s time to look back at some of my favourite pieces from 2012. The latter half of the year has been full of fear, stupidity, and hysteria; but even when it seems … Continue reading

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Skeptikai’s 2012 Year-End Review (January – June)

The year has come to an end, and it’s time to look back at some of my favourite pieces from 2012. The first half of 2012 saw lots of misconceptions. For example, hypnosis, neuroscience, intelligence, etc. These are some of … Continue reading

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Skeptikai Reaches 100k! …Impressive or not?

Skeptikai started in January 2011, and I’m happy to say that it has grown substantially every few months. First with bursts of a hundred or so people per day, then with hundreds, and then thousands. I can’t say whether or … Continue reading

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Skeptikai Reaches Another Milestone! – Admitting Being Wrong

I made a mistake. I recently published a post critiquing a research article on the notion of “gaydar,” investigating whether or not it may have been “bogus science.” My conclusion was essentially that it was poorly conducted. I still maintain … Continue reading

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