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The REAL Story Behind the Quote “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”

“There’s a sucker born every minute” – P.T. Barnum’s most famous words. He is widely considered to be one of the best purveyors of entertainment in history – a genius in sales and marketing – and these words have become somewhat … Continue reading

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Scientific Consensus and the Obvious Truth about Global Climate Change

I often ask questions in my article titles, but the question “are we responsible for climate change?” is simply unnecessary. From the overwhelming evidence, we know the answer to this question; and the answer is “YES!” This is good news … Continue reading

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Exorcism, the Human Stun Gun, and Suggestion

When the world ended last year, I pointed out the there is a certain degree of relativism to the apocalypse. That is, you, the reader, must have been impervious to the apocalypse. Why? It’s simple – you never believed it. … Continue reading

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Skeptikai Notices (Sep1) – Medicine, sex, memory, and skepticism

Half of GPs are okay with sex with patients, as long as they transfer; you’re more likely to remember your first kiss than losing your virginity; memory influences perception; and an Italian science blogger is sued by a pseudoscience purveyor. Continue reading

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Einstein on God

This post is a mosaic of the quotes that reveal Einstein’s views on religion and his beliefs about god. Continue reading

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Rock Star Skepticism

Who said Japanese rock bands can’t be skeptical? Enter “Radwimps.” Continue reading

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