New World Order, City Hall Square, Copenhagen

New World Order, City Hall Square, Copenhagen

Undoubtedly, the most popular myth today deals with the attack on September 11, 2001. The movement behind this conspiracy theory is called the “Truth”-movement, and its followers “Truthers”. Read about their celebration of the 8th anniversary of the attack.

Beware the spinal trap

Beware the spinal trap

On 19 April 2008, Singh wrote an article in the UK based newspaper The Guardian, which resulted in him being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. Fortunately, Simon Singh is fighting this, with the help of an increasing number of supporters. Many have reprinted the article, and SkepticReport is one of them.

The White Crow Readings

The White Crow Readings

There is no question that the history of mediumship is a deeply tarnished one. We would be hard pressed to find a field where so much deceit, trickery and chicanery have been found.

It is therefore no wonder that few people in academia have been interested in testing mediums. Not only is there precious little to work from, the mediums themselves are not helpful either.

However, a professor at the University of Arizona, Gary Schwartz, not only succeeded in persuading a handful of mediums to undergo scientific testing in 2001, he also found what he presented as compelling evidence of an afterlife: At least some psychics have actually been able to communicate with the dead.

This is a critique of that experiment.

How intelligent is the average IQ test designer?

This article is an adaptation from a Danish article published in the on-line magazine Para-nyt (Para News), the website of the Danish skeptics. It was mainly inspired by the controversy surrounding the Danish IQ psychologist Helmuth Nyborg, an admirer of Jensen, Herrnstein and Murray. Every two or three years Nyborg appears in the Danish media with his sensational ideas, only to disappear again and be forgotten. There may be good reasons for that.

IQ: The democratically purified racism

After the ideas in the book The Bell Curve were thoroughly debunked a couple of years ago, almost everybody seems to agree that even if black people considered as a group may be less intelligent than the rest of humanity, the genes are not to blame! The most recent publications used as textbooks declare that the average score of these children is by no means inferior – as you would expect if ‘black genes’ were dumber than other people’s genes.

The Pufedorf Hoax

The Pufedorf Hoax

An unsolved double-murder, clandestine missions, secret organizations, four Presidents, nuclear warheads for Nazi rockets, Queen Elizabeth II, guerilla tactics, executions, fake executions, Yassir Arafat, the Congressional Medal of Honor, a German retirement home, an Argentinian travel agent, anagrams, a sunken ship, shady figures from the Underworld, fraud, lies, hoaxes, humbug – and two very strange people.