15 Credibility Street #29: Amateur Hour

Trump nominates Brett Talley, an unqualified lawyer and former paranormal investigator, for Federal Court in Alabama. Being a former ghost hunter is the least of his problems.

Bigfoot gets another “official” name: Kryptopithecus gimlinpattersonorum. What does this all mean?
Can you name a species from a photo? Yes.
A classic case of taxonomic vandalism: Raymond Hoser

The International Flat Earth convention took place. Check out what people there think about a ball-shaped earth.
Two Skeptoid episodes covered the flat-earthers then and now.
Flat-earthers are serious.
Recommended reading: The Flat Earth: A History of an Infamous Idea by Christine Garwood.

Sharon’s new book, Scientifical Americans, is out in hardcopy soon.
Preorder the paperbound at Amazon.
The Kindle version is already available.

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