Once upon a time, or maybe twice, a skeptic named Zep who used to post on the JREF forum was instead taking the skeptical word to where it was needed most by posting on a Pakistani homeopathy forum. This landed a known homeopath in a lot of trouble…
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 preamble to the devastating raid on the compound at Mount Carmel. How did the preparations go? What were the reasons for the raid? Why the show of force? Why did it go so wrong?
A commentary on a paper published by T.J. Robertson (TJR) and Archie E. Roy (AER) in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.
This is the second of two commentaries on papers published by T.J. Robertson (TJR) and Archie E. Roy (AER) in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.
Part 1: A botched ATF raid on a religious compound resulted in a 51-day siege and the deaths of almost a hundred people, many of them children.
Why are cults so popular? Why do they sometimes lead to death and destruction? A closer look at four cults that gripped the world in tales of mayhem.
Indigo Children are a genetically unique new race of children possessing a very specific set of personality traits, and who are psychically linked to Kryon, a being reported to be a disembodied entity of a different order than human, who has “been with the Earth since the beginning”.
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.
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.