The Basics of Skepticism

A man being a skeptic

  Skepticism, also spelled as scepticism, is the attitude of doubting the knowledge in western philosophy. The followers of skepticism are known as skeptics. They started the movement of skepticism challenging the adequacy and reliability of the claims. They asked about the principle they are based on and what was the reason … Read more

Top 10 People Who Promoted Scientific Skepticism

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  Skepticism, also spelled as skepticism, in Western philosophy is the attitude of doubting the knowledge claims in various fields. Skeptics have questioned the relevance or reliability of these claims by asking what principles they are based on or what they claim. They questioned whether some of these statements were, as alleged, … Read more

Should We Be Worried About Mass Extinction?

Dinosaur fossil on a rough stone

The landscape and life on Earth are not the same as it was in the past. In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been wiped out five times. It was done because of climate change, intense ice age, volcanoes, etc. 65 million years ago, space rock smashed the Gulf of … Read more

What is the Hollow Earth theory?

An example of a concave hollow Earth. Humans live on the interior, with the universe in the centre

  Amongst many theories the world has come across, there is one known as the Hollow Earth Theory. The Hollow Earth theory states that the planet earth is completely hollow from inside. In other words, it consists of unknown interior space. This theory was first proposed by Edmond Halley who was already … Read more

What is pseudoscience?

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  Look closely, pseudoscience is everywhere. It is on the Ads that pop up on your social media feed, on the back of your shampoo bottle and even on media. You mistake it for the real thing because of the bold statements slathered in jargon. These statements do not mean anything, and … Read more

Who is Dr. Oz?

Dr. Mehmet Oz

  Everybody knows Dr. Oz. The famous talk show host, whose real name is Mehmet Cengiz Oz, rose to popularity as a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show since 2009. In the show, he gave medical advice to guests and eventually became popular enough to launch his own show called The Dr. Oz Show in … Read more

Does Face Slapping Really Reduce Wrinkles?

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When it comes to beauty and maintaining skin, women would do anything to look younger. In the world of beauty treatments, many bizarre treatments are existing, and one such is the face slapping treatment. It is basically a Thai treatment, which, according to many, has several benefits to offer, including reduced wrinkles. … Read more

Does Owning a Gun Increase or Decrease Safety? Science Answers

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  When we think about self-protection and self-defense, people of different cultures think of different things. But for most Americans, guns have always been thought of as a means for this. Considering that firearms can be instantly lethal, they make other self-defense forms appear like a total waste of time. But does … Read more