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Last Several Weeks In Science Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harriet Hall   

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared last week at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo-woo in medicine. 

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Randi Speaks - Conjuring With Barbara Walters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeffrey Wagg   

35 years ago, Barbara Walters was so impressed by Uri Geller that a bent key he presented to her became a permanent part of her key chain. Convinced that she found the real deal, she invited Randi and a couple of other notable magicans onto her show to try to explain the "Geller Phenomenon."

Randi did a bit more than that.. as you will see when you click play.

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Recently at Science-Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
Newsflash
Written by Dr. Harriet Hall   

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared recently at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo in medicine.

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"Brain Droppings" from Neil deGrasse Tyson at TAM6 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Blanford   

   In an effort to make our extensive video library available online free of charge, The James Randi Educational Foundation is posting high quality digital video lectures and sessions from previous Amaz!ng Meetings and other events on randi.org. Check back often to see the latest video content.

Astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson presents the keynote address at TAM6. His "brain droppings" cover everything from UFO abductions to 13th floors to jury duty.

Dr. Tyson is the host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. His presentation from TAM6 is one of the most entertaining presentations from any Amaz!ng Meeting.

 





 
What You Can Do to Fight Woo (in 5 minutes or less) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carrie Poppy   

If you follow the JREF on Facebook, you're already enjoying our day-by-day posts of news stories around the world showing both how unfounded beliefs hurt people (and animals) and how skepticism is gaining ground, fighting superstition and exploitation. But you may still be wondering what you can do to advance skepticism and reason. Here are a few ideas from recent headlines.

 

jonthomsonFormer TV News Reporter Claims He Can Tell the Future

What's Happening:  You know those times you predict a hurricane in the Philippines and you have nothing to prove it, and you think "Damn, if only I'd texted myself beforehand about this, I could be the talk of the town!"? Well, UK-based former TV reporter John Thomson is one step ahead of you. Claiming that he can predict the future, Thomson started texting himself his predictions and now claims he has a backlog of accurate predictions to rival any alleged psychic (shall we make a "predictive text" joke? No? Okay, we'll move on). The only problem is, Mr. Thomson has been collecting the texts for well over a year, giving him plenty of time to send thousands of texts to himself, and delete the predictions which didn't come true. Is he really foreseeing catastrophic world events, or just a really patient (and bored) texter? I'm suspicious.

What You Can Do: If John Thomson is all he claims to be, there's a million dollars waiting for him. Tweet at John and ask him to take the JREF's million dollar challenge. As always, be brief and polite.

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