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Swords and sophistry: Questionable archaeology to the hilt (UPDATE: Not a Roman sword)

Welcome to 2016! I predict that this year we will continue to see the popularity of pseudo archaeology – a cracked spinoff of a science-based field that studies human long-past history. Yes, more out-of-place artifacts, ancient alien astronauts, Atlantis, etc. Today, we bring you the continuing saga of SwordGate and a heretic historian who is attempting to prove…

Hollywood Skeptics group will present awards

The best and the worst will be honored in an annual awards ceremony that smacks down the garbage media and awards the Sisyphean heroes. Eugenie Scott, The Onion.com, TV Shows to Be Honored by Hollywood Skeptics at Annual Awards Ceremony on July 29th. The Independent Investigations Group (IIG), the international skeptical research and science advocacy…

Editorial: Be a skeptic so you won’t fall for this stuff

Lately, there has been much commentary in the news about the poor science and scholarship in the field of cryptozoology. Specifically, we have what appears to be a setup from the Yeti conference recently held in Russia, some “scientists” proclaiming rather unscientific (i.e., supernatural) explanations for large unknown primates, many places capitalizing on stories that…