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#NoFilter: Scrutinising Social Media Skepticism / Latest News / QED 2018

Last updated: 06/09/2019

Social media has become one of the most influential communication tools of our age, capable of shaping opinion, swinging elections and sparking rebellions. While the ease of...

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What Do Atheists Want?

Last updated: 05/29/2019

December 10, 2014 What Do Atheists Want? Atheists are a diverse bunch, and we want different things. This is true even when it comes to the subject of religion. Some atheists...

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Seminary Head Revokes Ph.D. Student’s Job and Tuition Money After Critical Tweet

Last updated: 03/24/2019

As we posted earlier in the week, Paige Patterson, the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and current president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological...

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Report: 81 Reporters Killed In 2017, Number Likely Underreported

Last updated: 01/08/2019

The number of reported journalists who were killed in 2017 was just released. According to the Associated Press’s annual “Kill Report”, violence and threats against a free press...

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A conspiracy theory seems to be driving the popularity of alternative medicine

Last updated: 01/01/2019

A recent US study found that belief in conspiracy theories is rife in health care. The investigators presented people with 6 different conspiracy theories, and the one that was...

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Jackfruit: an effective anti-cancer remedy? [How bogus information can cost lives]

Last updated: 12/11/2018

How Jackfruit Kills Cancer… This title hardly left any doubt that jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam) is effective in curing cancer. The website continued in this...

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Acupuncture for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? No, I don't think so!

Last updated: 12/08/2018

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common, benign condition. It can be treated by changing eating habits or drugs. Many alternative therapies are also on offer, for...

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The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: Why Do People Believe Them?

Last updated: 11/30/2018

Conspiracy theories are as old as time but it’s only been in more recent years that psychologists have begun to unravel the belief that some people have in them. According to...

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Moving Science’s Statistical Goalposts - CSI

Last updated: 10/24/2018

Skeptic Authors Steven Salzberg and Joe Nickell to Receive Balles Prize in Critical Thinking June 14, 2013 Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell...

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The making of a homeopath

Last updated: 10/16/2018

Lots of people are puzzled how healthcare professionals – some with sound medical training – can become convinced homeopaths. Having done part of this journey myself, I think I...

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