Tag Archive for plagiarism

Facts may no longer matter in this election but fact-checking and skeptical activism works

It’s the day after the big debate and media outlets like Politifact, Factcheck.org, AP, and NPR have their fact-checking (FC) machines churning at full speed since 9PM last evening. As a Skeptic who values solid evidence and empirical facts, I deeply appreciate FC but I strongly suspect that facts and examinations of truthfulness and accuracy…

Serious skepticism applied to Moriguchi’s stem-cell transplant claims (UPDATED)

Stem-cell transplant claims debunked. From the beginning, it seemed too good to be true. Days after Kyoto University biologist Shinya Yamanaka won a Nobel prize for his 2006 discovery of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, Hisashi Moriguchi — a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo — claimed to have modified that technology to treat…