Tag Archive for activism

Skeptical activists still asking questions of Psychic Sally (Updated)


Dear Psychic Sally: If you are speaking with the dead, why haven’t you won a major scientific prize or accolades? Why aren’t you helping to find terrorists who murdered people? Why are you using your talent just in theatre shows for money? Just wondering… A skeptical campaign surrounding Sally Morgan continues despite the legal threats…

Remembering Narendra Dabholkar a year later

November 1, 1945 -  August 20, 2013

It was a sad time, one year ago, as a person of great courage and resolve was killed in cold blood. One year later, Indian activist’s slaying still unsolved – LA Times. Thousands of protesters poured into city streets across India on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the unsolved killing of a social activist…

Paging national medical orgs: Dr. Oz needs a response

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This is a pretty good target for some skeptical activism. However, it’s going to take a large-scale effort to do something about Dr. Oz, the nation’s doctor, sad as that is. But, I think the clouds are forming over his head ever since his disgraceful display before a congressional hearing. Meet the medical student who…

Tooting horns: Skepticism on Wikipedia


Doubtful News is now linked on Wikipedia thanks to a new page about yours truly. I must thank Nathan Miller and the leader of this venture, Susan Gerbic. Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia: GSoW Rocks the Internet with Major Updates Sharon Hill – A brand new creation by Nathan Miller and team – this page will…

Norway documentary series questions alternative medicine


NRK, the Norwegian State broadcaster airs a documentary series, called Folkeopplysningen (translates into Public Education) questioning the alternative medicine business. Folkeopplysningen* Norwegians spend over 1.5 billion kroner [approx. $256,000,000] annually on alternative medicine and services but do they work? Physicist Andreas Wahl takes a look at the alternative industry.

CSIcon 2012 in Nashville


Join me and many great presenters at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s conference, CSIcon this October 25–28, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee The Conference Dedicated to Science and Skeptical Inquiry. Science and reason are taking quite a beating lately. Popular culture, academia, and even the halls of government seem swarmed with alternative medicine hucksters, extraterrestrial conspiracies,…

Free thought event: Reason Rally March 24 in D.C.


Reason Rally. The Reason Rally is an event sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations. It will be free to attend and will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall. There will be music, comedy, speakers, and so much more.…

Sally Morgan’s Halloween Challenge


Sally Morgan challenged to prove her psychic powers on Halloween. A celebrity psychic who claims to speak with the dead in sellout shows across the country has been challenged by sceptics to prove her supernatural powers. They have invited TV “star psychic” Sally Morgan to demonstrate her ability to connect with the spirit world in…