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Finnish Mystic’s Visions of Afterlife Match NDE Research

Dr. Antti Savinainen’s new book on the Finnish Mystic, Pekka Ervast adds to our understanding of the afterlife. photo by: Skeptiko (scary music and sounds from  Jacob’s Ladder) Where do you go when you die? Actor, Tim Robbins got a glimpse in this cult classic, Jacob’s Ladder. And I guess that’s how it is with […]

On African ‘Vampires’

  Trying to get back in the habit of posting, and I’m a bit slow on this one, but you probably saw the news around halloween this year that ‘vampires’ were causing problems in Malawi. In fact, it’s still happening. I was interested to read Anthony Mtuta’s take on the phenomenon in the latter account. […]

No, The Type of Alcohol You Drink Doesn’t Determine Your Mood

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: It’s the holidays and that means one thing: drinking. Drinking in the morning, drinking in the evening, drinking at suppertime. Okay, that’s... (Read more...) The post No, The Type of Alcohol You Drink Doesn’t Determine Your Mood appeared first on Skepchick.

Atheists Sue Over a Priest Visiting an Animal Shelter

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Separation of church and state is vitally important here in America. It protects both religious and nonreligious people from discrimination on the... (Read more...) The post Atheists Sue Over a Priest Visiting an Animal Shelter appeared first on Skepchick.

Stanton Friedman on Jacques Vallee and UFOs/Consciousness |367|

UFO Researcher Stanton Friedman on Jacques Vallee and alien consciousness technology. photo by: Skeptiko (Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook) Now, when we talk about augmented reality, there are three important use cases that we think about…...Show More Summary

How Net Neutrality Helps Science Communication

Categories: Politics Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: If you have been on the internet in the past few weeks, you probably already know that on December 14, the Federal... (Read more...) The post How Net Neutrality Helps Science Communication appeared first on Skepchick.

Why It’s Not Enough to Have Critical Thinking Skills

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last year, a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher published a paper showing a distinction between people who personally value their own... (Read more...) The post Why It’s Not Enough to Have Critical Thinking Skills appeared first on Skepchick.

Elephants Are Self-aware. Trumps Are Not.

Categories: Politics Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Back when I was just a baby teenaged magician, I had a friend who was a clown with Ringling Brothers. When I... (Read more...) The post Elephants Are Self-aware. Trumps Are Not. appeared first on Skepchick.

Does Mindfulness Work for Teens?

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Mindfulness is a trend that really caught on in the last few years, particularly in skeptic and sciencey communities. It’s a form... (Read more...) The post Does Mindfulness Work for Teens? appeared first on Skepchick.

How Google is Spreading Fake News about an “Antifa” Killer

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A few years ago, I started doing a talk about using social media to advance skepticism, though in reality it was also... (Read more...) The post How Google is Spreading Fake News about an “Antifa” Killer appeared first on Skepchick.

Trump Nominates Ghost Hunter to be Judge

Categories: Politics Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The Trump administration has made a lot of kooky appointments, and by “kooky” I mean “oh god we’re all going to die.”... (Read more...) The post Trump Nominates Ghost Hunter to be Judge appeared first on Skepchick.

Gordon White, Will Magic Kill Parapsychology? |366|

Chaos magician and author Gordon White on the blurring of parapsychology and magic. photo by: Skeptiko Nobody does magic quite like Disney. The sciency wizard, the wand, the spells, it’s all burned into our collective consciousness, along with the idea that it’s all silly nonsense, but hey, what about this… (Dr. Dean Radin on RuneSoup) Sorry, […]

Damore's Pseudoscientific Google manifesto is a better evidence for sexism than it is for intellectual sex differences

Pseudoscience is effective. If it weren’t, people wouldn’t generate so much of it to try to justify opinions not supported by the bulk of the evidence. It’s effective because people trust science as a method of understanding the world, and ideological actors want that trust conferred to their opinions. Show More Summary

ACSH is astroturf, here's why

The American Council on Science and Health recently got some exposure on twitter, then a little too much exposure, after publishing this highly problematic (and hysterically bad) op-ed/infographic on twitter and on their site. This opinion...Show More Summary

Science always has been, and always will be, political

Inevitably, with the announcement of The March for Science on Earth Day, April 22nd of this year, come the inevitable naysayers decrying the politicization of science. Astroturf groups such as ACSH (diversity excludes white dudes and...Show More Summary

So, you've elected a conspiracy theorist

I’ve not written about this election believing the flaws of the Republican candidate were pretty obvious; further litigating his failures as a candidate is now moot, he is now the president-elect of the United States. However, it isShow More Summary

Shocking Report: The Bible is a Myth

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Okay look, I’m going to need you to take a seat. If you’re already sitting, you may want to lay down, or... (Read more...) The post Shocking Report: The Bible is a Myth appeared first on Skepchick.

Christopher Knowles, Are Occult Symbols Present in Science? |365|

Christopher Knowles finds occult symbolism in pop culture and science impossible to ignore. photo by: Skeptiko (News announcer) When you celebrate science, perhaps it’s best to not get carried away. The inauguration ceremony included some, how shall we put it, original choreography. It was quite bizarre… do you associate this kind of dancing with the inauguration of a […]

Why Steven Pinker is Wrong About Violence

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: In 2011, celebrity psychologist Steven Pinker published the book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, putting forward his... (Read more...) The post Why Steven Pinker is Wrong About Violence appeared first on Skepchick.

White People Get Better Plea Bargains Than Black People

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Here in the United States, we have a pretty clear problem with race and law enforcement. The Black Lives Matter movement has... (Read more...) The post White People Get Better Plea Bargains Than Black People appeared first on Skepchick.

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