The idea that rising CO2 levels are good, because CO2 is plant food, is a cop-out by climate change deniers designed to shut down scientific discourse.



Fighting health misinformation can save lives, and stop vulnerable people being exploited

Anti-vaxxer Barbara O'Neill planned to hold a UK workshop, but international collaboration between skeptics stopped her from spreading her health misinformation.

The Hairy Hands of Devon: how a tabloid tale spiraled into a full-blown urban legend

Legendary horror stories of monstrously hairy hands sending drivers in Devon to their death can be traced back to a spate of tabloid tales in the 1920s

The Get Well show proved that for its fans, even when pseudoscience fails, it succeeds

Lynne McTaggart's talk at her recent Get Well show was filled with tales of pseudoscience failing... yet she saw only more incredulous successes

My abortion was absolutely the right decision – but I wish I’d known what to expect

We need to talk more about our experiences of abortion, so that people know what is normal, what to expect, and how they might feel even when they know it's the right decision

Philosopher’s Corner: why people continue to see underwhelming psychics

From the archives, Julian Baggini explains that even when people gain nothing from seeing a psychic, the instinct that they've nothing to lose by trying it is one that's hard to overcome

The mystery of Glastonbury Abbey: Messages from the other side?

Bligh Bond's 1919 book 'The Gates of Remembrance' is one of the first documented examples of so-called psychic archaeology, claimed to be written using automatic writing.

“Miracles Today?” A Medical Critique of Craig Keener’s miracle claims

A recently published book claims to present stories of miraculous healings brought about by prayer, yet there remains no good evidence of even a single Christ-like miracle