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Brian Eggo

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Brian Eggo has been running Glasgow Skeptics for over five years, hosting over a hundred events in that time. He has also spoken for a number of Skeptics groups and helped run SiTP organiser workshops at QED conference. His day job is training development and delivery for a tech company.

10 songs that show there’s space for skepticism in the music industry

From Frank Zappa to Stevie Wonder to Genesis, we chart the often surprising skeptical contributions from the world of pop

Despite the media reporting, the ‘dog suicide bridge’ is just an urban legend

'Stuff You Should Know' are the latest to report on the epidemic of dogs jumping off Overtoun bridge - but the numbers tell a different story

Fact checking a live debate taught me we shouldn’t let political falsehoods stand

If the public are to make well-informed political decisions, there needs to be a policy of zero tolerance for deception.

Pandemic prediction problems: meet the psychics who claim to have predicted COVID-19

Psychics and astrologers now claim to have successfully predicted the pandemic, here's what their 2020 predictions actually said

How to spot medical misinformation in a pandemic: our top 10 tips

As medical misinformation and dubious claims continue to spread, we present our guide to help you separate fact from fiction.

It’s easier to decry ‘kids today’ than it is to look honestly at the world we’ve made

It's always been fashionable to blame younger generations for society's ills... especially when doing so lets the rest of us off the hook

Institute of Biomedical Science falls for the Traditional Chinese Medicine hype

The September issue of Biomedical Scientist magazine ignores the real story in their rose-tinted history of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

NHS Lincolnshire Reiki-d over the coals for ‘Spiritual Healer’ job ad

NHS Lincoln's ad for a Spiritual Healer rightly deserved criticism, but do these alternative health charities expose a more worrying gap in our care for cancer patients?

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