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Believing is seeing when it comes to paranormal, suggests new study

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An interesting study suggests that paranormal believers are more likely to report “agents” than skeptical people. Epiphenom: Cloud of dots or person walking in a snowstorm? Paranormal believers see people when they’re not there.. What van Elk did was to show a group of subjects (a mix of local students or people visiting a paranormal…

Oh, that Meryl… lost in court for good reason

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Sorry if we don’t feel like having a pity party for Meryl Dorey, anti-vax campaigner. AVN campaigner ordered to pay $11,000 in costs | News.com.au. Meryl Dorey has been ordered to pay $11,000 in costs to cover the legal fees of Stop the Australian Vaccination Network campaigner Dan Buzzard after he appealed against an apprehended…

Call to fund sound research for childhood cancer

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As we posted a week ago, a skeptical activism project is underway to raise money for legitimate children’s cancer research. How are things going? SPCP tells Doubtful News: The Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients (SPCP) are delighted to announce the receipt of a $2,500 donation to their St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser.…

Skeptical activism project gears up to collect for children’s hospital

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Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients aims to make a big donation in the name of infamous cancer clinic doctor Stanislaw Burzynski. Happy Birthday, Dr. Burzynski! In honor of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s 70th birthday on January 23rd, 2013, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients are fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Our…

No, Twitter is not being anti-atheist.

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There is no #AntiAtheistCampaign on Twitter. It’s just a crackdown on spam. « Skeptical Software Tools. I happened to stumble across a few Tweets yesterday that contained the hashtag #AntiAtheistCampaign. Hashtags are often used to organize on Twitter. This appeared to be some people organizing against some sort of oppression against certain Twitter accounts. Was…

UFO Congress had skepticism but more than lip service needed

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Lee Speigel: UFO Congress Had Good Amount Of Skepticism, But More Is Needed. There was a time when UFO conventions or seminars only drew the lunatic fringe audience — those who believe benevolent extraterrestrial beings are watching over us, to make sure Mankind doesn’t destroy itself through warfare and bad decisions affecting planetary climate. At…

Foul called on the E-Cat ‘Cold Fusion’ machine: Observant skeptics spot the flaw

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E-Cat ‘Cold Fusion’ Machine: Claims of Fraud Heating Up – Yahoo! News. In December, Rossi approached Dick Smith, an Australian entrepreneur, and asked him to invest $200,000 in the development of the E-Cat. Intrigued but skeptical, Smith asked Ian Bryce, an aeronautics engineer and member of the group Australian Skeptics (a group of which Smith is a patron)…