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Michael Marshall

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Michael Marshall is the project director of the Good Thinking Society and president of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He is the co-host of the Skeptics with a K podcast, interviews proponents of pseudoscience on the Be Reasonable podcast, has given skeptical talks all around the world, and has lectured at several universities on the role of PR in the media. He became editor of The Skeptic in August 2020.

The churches seeking vulnerable refugees for Alpha course conversions

Christian "church planting" groups aiming to convert refugees should honestly reflect on why they're explicitly seeking out the most vulnerable in society

Speculation breeds misinformation in the wake of the Liverpool terrorist attack

As soon as reports of the Liverpool terrorist bombing emerged online, the speculation began, providing fertile ground for misinformation to spread

Dr Elisabeth Bik wins Skeptical Activism Ockham award

Dutch microbiologist and scientific integrity consultant Dr Elisabeth Bik has today been named the 2021 recipient of the Ockham Award for Skeptical Activism.

Pfizer scientist turned anti-vaxxer Dr Mike Yeadon wins 2021 Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience

An anti-vaccine campaigner who once worked for pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Dr Mike Yeadon, has today been named the 2021 joint recipient of the “Rusty Razor” award

The Ockham Awards 2021: honouring the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2021 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

The death of John Lawler raises serious questions about the regulation of chiropractors

Mr Lawler suffered a fractured neck, and the chiropractor who administered his treatment was found to have misled medical professionals – yet faces no real punishment.

Are young people turning to god in the pandemic? Don’t believe the prayer PR

The BBC reported on a growth of religiosity in young people... based on a flawed opinion poll from a Christian PR firm hired by "The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayers"

Inside the White Rose: the extremist groups looking to capitalise on Covid paranoia

Seizing on people's pandemic fears, extremist groups are trying to radicalise White Rose members with health misinformation, holocaust denial, and white supremacist propaganda

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