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Skeptophilia · 5h ago

Nazi coins from the future

In the latest from the "News Stories That Make Me Want To Take Ockham's Razor And Slit My Wrists With It," we have a claim about an odd coin allegedly found near a construction site in Mexic...
Skeptophilia · 1d ago

Food vibrations

Apparently, Australia being nonexistent and people selling homeopathic black holes weren't enough, so a friend and loyal reader of Skeptophilia sent me a link to a site called "iTOVi," which...
Skeptophilia · 2d ago

Diluted nonsense

Every time I think homeopathy can't get more ridiculous, I turn out to be wrong.I thought ...
Skeptophilia · 3d ago

Sphere factor

When Flat-Earthers ("Flerfs") talk to Oblate-Spheroid-Earthers ("Sane People"), usually the topic comes up of "what about places that are experiencing night while we're experiencing day, and...
Skeptophilia · 4d ago

Superior ignorance

I've written before on the topic of the Dunning-Kruger effect, the idea that we all tend to overestimate our own knowledge of a topic (parodied brilliantly by Garrison Keillor in his spot "N...
Skeptophilia · 5d ago

Real vs. fake water

In further adventures of friends and loyal readers of Skeptophilia trying to induce me to do a skull-fracture-inducing faceplant, today we have: "Real Water."I bet you thought you were fine drinking regular old tap water.  I know that's what I though...
Skeptophilia · 1w ago

The turning of the tides

It's tempting to think that conditions on Earth have always been like they are now.On one level, we know they weren't.  When people picture the time of the dinosaurs, it usually comes along ...
Skeptophilia · 1W ago

Vitriol in the mailbox

Whenever I write a post that's critical of Donald Trump, I always cringe a little as my fi...
Skeptophilia · 1W ago

Order out of chaos

One of the consistent criticisms I hear of the evolutionary model, as embodied in the prin...
Skeptophilia · 1W ago

Fact avoidance

I've learned through the years that my feelings are an unreliable guide to evaluating reality.Part of this, I suppose, comes from having fought depression for forty years.  I know that what ...