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Mark Twain’s misguided obsession with alternative medicine

Mark Twain’s misguided obsession with alternative medicine

Harriet Hall | Skeptic | 
[Mark] Twain was raised with alternative medicine. His mother, Jane Clemens, dabbled in everything from homeopathy to spiritualism to patent ...
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Debunking anti-aging myths and why no ‘single intervention’ is going to help us live forever

Harriet Hall | Skeptic | 
Today there are countless modern versions of the Fountain of Youth. Dietary supplements and other treatments are claimed to reverse ...
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Viewpoint: God, by definition, cannot be ‘all powerful’

Colin McGinn | Skeptic | 
The traditional definition of God credits him with three attributes: moral perfection, omniscience, and omnipotence. … But is that right? ...
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Alternative medicine a scam? New book exposes the lack of scientific rigor of ‘complementary’ treatments

Harriet Hall | Skeptic | 
As the world’s first professor of complementary medicine, Dr. Edzard Ernst set out to apply rigorous scientific standards of evidence ...
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How ‘human errors’ challenge intelligent design theory

Nathan Lents | Skeptic | 
When Charles Darwin first proposed natural selection as the mechanism of evolutionary change, he provided many different lines of reasoning ...
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Viewpoint: Peggy Sarlin’s ‘Awakening from Alzheimer’s’ offers ‘false claims, false hope’

Harriet Hall | Skeptic | 
[S]cientists are diligently working to understand [Alzheimer’s] disease and find an effective treatment. Others apparently think they needn’t bother. A ...
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Viewpoint: We need constraints on artificial intelligence

Matthew Graves | Skeptic | 
If there’s nothing magical about our brains or essential about the carbon atoms that make them up, then we can ...
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‘Penis as a social construct’: Social science hoax reveals problems of pay-to-publish journals

James Lindsay, Peter Boghossian | Skeptic | 
The androcentric scientific and meta-scientific evidence that the penis is the male reproductive organ is considered overwhelming and largely uncontroversial ...
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