Tagged: Skepticism

Sense on evolutionary psychology. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 11, 2012

Controversy around Rebecca Watson’s recent talk on pop-psychology and media presentation of evolutionary psychology is probably having a least one positive side effect (see  Sceptical arrogance and evolutionary psychology and Sceptical humility and peer review in science). There’s now more discussion on … Continue reading → … Read More

Energy Mirages and the False Hope of “Water Powered Cars” - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Aug 06, 2012

This morning while perusing my news feeds I saw this article lamenting the state of scientific ignorance and bald political grandstanding in Pakistan. The specific item that prompted this lambasting of an entire country is the claim by one individual to be able the fuel cars using water – and the near unanimous support of [&hellip … Read More

Guess what Percentage of the World Thinks it Will End In Their lifetime? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan May 07, 2012

The optimist in me (no sniggers please it’s not polite) would liked to have thought that this percentage is quite low. You know, in the barely worth mentioning category. Alas, according to a poll conducted by Ipsos the world average is about 14%. One in seven. Think about that for a second. One seventh of [&hellip … Read More

TCM and You: Cupping - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Apr 04, 2012

I have noticed that Chinese massage seems to be becoming popular, and seemingly with it Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM1). At least browsing through two of the larger shopping centres in Hamilton (bring on the hick jokes) I saw massage centres offering these services. In particular cupping was advertised. But what exactly is cupping2? As with [&hellip … Read More

Amber Teething Beads: A Follow-Up - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Apr 02, 2012

Over the week or so I expect the page views for my amber teething necklace post to top 20,000 over the two blogs. Interest in the article has just kept increasing over the last year or so of it being up, as opposed to the majority of my posts which slip into internet obscurity within [&hellip … Read More