Tagged: scepticism

Five Signs You Might Be Wrong - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 25, 2011

Over the last few weeks several things have been happening both in my own life and in the wider public (Ken Ring) that have made me think about good rules of thumb to determine whether a claim is likely to be right or wrong. In particular when is it reasonable to perform a self examination [...] … Read More

A Skeptic’s Perspective — Repost - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 18, 2010

After Friday’s unabashed rant on things magical and absurd I felt it would be good to post a more level headed and rational piece. This post from a couple of years ago caught my eye at the right time and given the popularity of reposting I decided it was worth another outing: A less formal [...] … Read More

Sunday reading list - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 16, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2169" align="alignleft" width="227" caption="(Source: publicdomainpictures.net)"][/caption] There is a difference to claiming that compounds have molecular properties and claiming that they have higher-level properties as a consequence. Similarly, observing that a substance is essential, does not necessarily mean that supplementation of it will be beneficial. A recent double-blind controlled study of Omega 3 oil … Read More