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Quickies: Division in the Science March, Invasive Wildflowers in Cheerios, and Lord of the Flies in Modern Times

Categories: Quickies Science march on Washington, billed as historic, plagued by organizational turmoil – “Yet for all the excitement, STAT has found, plans for the march are plagued by infighting among organizers,... (Read more...)

Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

Daniel Pinchbeck, was a pioneer in exploring consciousness, but now he’s sure the world will end if we don’t trade carbon credits. photo by: Climate change collage Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality, with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. Show More Summary

A Gray Cloud of Suspicion Now Hangs Over the White House

Categories: Politics Skepticism Tags: fbiinvestigationRussiaTrump Twice during the testimony of Mr Comey and Admiral Michael Rogers today did I hear mention of a “cloud” hanging over the White House and our country. There are a... (Read more...)

Should We Kill Sharks to Save Humans?

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: It may be blizzarding this week on the East Coast, but here in California it’s basically summer, and I could not... (Read more......

The Great Escape and Away We Go

Categories: Politics Tags: altadartbudget cutsrocketsTrump Art is the great escape and I need an escape. I’ve had enough of Trump and his budget cuts to science, the elderly, the arts, the humanities, kid’s school lunches,... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Magical Resistance, Creating an RPG, and the Changing Face of Critical Thinking

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: critical thinkinginterviews herpetologistKeely "HK" SmithMad Art Labprotestresistrole-playing gamesschool of doubtSciencetable top RPG Sunday Funny: What biologists do. (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Mad Art Lab Resisto Tyrannus Your new Harry Potter-inspired resistance slogan. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Wants to Drill a Hole in Your Head

Categories: Politics Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: There are a lot of scary things happening right now in the United States government, but perhaps the absolute worst is... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Ghosts, Antivaxxers, and Toilet Paper for Haters

Categories: Quickies PAKISTAN “Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address... (Read more...)

Quickies: Trump’s Tax Returns, a Pizza Funeral, and Tilapia Skin for Burns

Categories: Quickies Skepticism Minority Advocacy Groups Feel Left Out Of National Efforts, Funding – ” ‘If you live in a family that has never had to ask the question of who is going... (Read more...)

Leslie Kean, Investigative Journalist Tackles Survival After Death |342|

Leslie Kean made headlines investigating UFOs, now she taking on NDEs, mediums, and after death communication. photo by: Tatiana Daubek Today we welcome Leslie Kean to Skeptiko. Leslie is an investigative journalist with a long longShow More Summary

Wake Me Up When Impeachment Begins

Categories: Activism Politics Tags: altadhealth careresistTrump I sat up until about 3 am last night trying to think of a way to illustrate the repeal and replacement plan for the ACA health care in the United... (Read more...)

Rep. Steve King: Proud White Supremacist

Categories: Politics Tags: anti-immigrantcongressGeert WildersIowaracismRep. Steve Kingwhite supremacy On Sunday, US Congressman Steve King (R-IA) retweeted the anti-immigrant fake news account Voice of Europe, adding his own white supremacist take on the original tweet: @SteveKingIA: “Wilders understands that... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Investing in Women, Corporate Cosplay, the 12 Days of Parenthood, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: astronomyBeyoncecorporate cosplaycosplayDaniel Tigergrounded parentsinternational women's dayMad Art LabParentingpregnancystellar classificationTeen Skepchick Sunday Funny: Too happy (via PHD Comics) Teen Skepchick Investing in Women for Women’s Day It’s in everyone’s interest to invest in women. Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Feminist Soccer Shirts, Drunk Conscent, and Abortion Difficulties in Mexico

Categories: Skepticism WORLD “In the wake of Trump’s reinstatement of the global gag rule, nations and organizations from around the world have pledged €181 million, or approximately $190 million, to help women... (Read more...)

This Is Not Normal

Categories: Activism Politics Skepticism Tags: this is not normalTrump One of the messages that activists tried to warn everyone about before Trump took office was that when an authoritarian or fascist government takes control of a democracy, things will,... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: Pseudoscientific Chart Judges Science Reporting

Categories: Science Skepticism Tags: ACSHAmerican Council of Science and Healthappeal to expertsbad chart thursdaycherry pickingconfirmation biaspseudoscienceReal Clear Sciencescience journalismscience mediaselective thinking A chart purporting to rank credible science journalism uses the most unscientific means ever: opinion presented as fact. 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 piece, presented as if there is some method or objective analysis, purports to show which are the best and…

Quickies: A day without women, being child-free, and the new Storm

Categories: Quickies What would a literal day without a woman do to the world? – “Yes, in this hypothetical scenario, people would generally be making more money, but that’s only because in... (Read more...)

Quick BSH – Caynton Caves

For some reason the media (and social media) have gone nuts today over ‘Templar’ caves in Shropshire, due to a series of photographs by the talented but historically misinformed photographer Michael Scott. The caves are almost certainly mid-19th century in date. This isn’t just speculation; a local historian was able to find a ‘smoking gun’ source written […]

Comey Come On

Categories: Activism Politics Tags: comeyfbiTrump Comey come on buddy, do the right thing! I have assumed since the beginning of this horrible downward spiral into the Trump presidency that the only way we will begin... (Read more.....

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