Doubtful News has been on the web since August of 2011 so we don’t have a whole year’s worth of paranormal/pseudoscience/skeptical stories. (But check back this time next year!)
Tim Farley has done a year end wrap-up in skeptic news. Don’t miss it. Check it out here on Skepticality.
The BIGGEST stories of the year have been
- Vaccinations: The Andrew Wakefield expose, anti-vax groups still spreading misinformation, vaccine-preventable illnesses on the rise, and anti-vax skeptical activism.
- Harold Camping’s End of the World Predictions: Epic fail. Twice.
- Psychics bad press: Sally Morgan accused of a ruse in the U.K. and then doesn’t show up for a test, a spotlight on James Van Praagh by the JREF on national TV and his diss of the dead (zombies).
- Burzynski cancer clinic: Skeptical bloggers call out dubious research and claims and… get threatened.
There were many more – good and bad. Stay tuned because one thing we don’t DOUBT is that 2012 will be a totally crazy year.