Tag: skepticism

15 Credibility Street #14: An imperfect world

The theme running through the topics and discussion in this episode is that nothing in the world is perfect and there are lots of gray areas, and flaws, and “just not good enough” that we spend significant time and effort trying to figure out and fix. Here are the topics we discuss in this edition of…

I hearby declare Alex Jones “beyond doubtful”

I’m all for questioning and skepticism but A.J. is a wackaloon (and I don’t use that term often so when I do, YOU KNOW you should seriously consider that he is a sick bastard). I think the Sandy Hook thing took me over the edge with Jones. I hate to give him attention, but you…

The improbable life and science of cadborosaurus

Paleozoologist Dr. Darren Naish exposes the bad science the created and sustains Cadborosaurus. Discussions with cryptozoologists is a frustrating business. The Cadborosaurus Wars Michael Woodley, Cameron McCormick and myself recently argued that an alleged ‘baby Cadborosaurus’ was very likely no baby sea-serpent at all [via Bousfield and LeBlond], but rather a mangled and half-remembered description…

The case of the acrobatic bear (or juvenile Sasquatch)

The podcast Monster Talk – the science show about monsters – has a very interesting episode up that features an exclusive analysis of the Jacobs photos speculated by some to be a juvenile Bigfoot but to most others, show bear cubs and a mangy mother bear. Skeptic » Podcasts » MonsterTalk » Episode Notes for What…

The stage is set for Big Bigfoot news. Now produce it.

Bigfoot proponents have said in the past that if only organized efforts to find evidence were undertaken, proof of the creatures’ existence could be secured. Apparently, several of these projects became a reality and sources have claimed big Bigfoot news is on the way. Yet, one project has mysteriously disappeared recently. Other video evidence has…