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Call for participants: Belief and Causality Relating to Accidents

Andrew Bober, a postgraduate researcher at the University of Strathclyde is seeking respondents for his survey about “Belief and Causality Relating to Accidents”. Bober...

Publication schedule

As our subscribers will be aware, we are presently running behind our publication schedule and consequently, you will not have received any issues since...

Philip Escoffey – Impossible?

Mentalist, presenter and Skeptic Magazine Editorial Advisory Board member Philip Escoffey (@thegreytwit) has a new series 'Impossible?' airing on Channel Five in the UK tonight starting...

Deborah Hyde appointed as new Managing Editor

The Skeptic is pleased to welcome author and Deputy Convenor of Westminster Skeptics, Deborah Hyde, as Managing Editor from Volume 23, Issue 2. Deborah...

Weekly news and blog roundup: The evil has landed

Pope’s visit marked by lower attendance The Queen and the Prime Minister have expressed warm welcomes towards Pope Benedict XVI, but no one else seems...

From the Edinburgh Fringe: part 1

Forthcoming shows from Skeptics on the Fringe: Wednesday August 11th: Dr. Charles Paxton, The Kraken, The Banshee Labyrinth, 6:00PM, 18:00 Thursday August 12th: Matt Parker, Clutching at Random...

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‘Mask Mouth’: A real dental phenomenon, or merely a confection?

Dentist Shaun Sellars looks at recent reports of facemasks causing a new dental phenomenon known as 'mask mouth'.

The Ockham Awards 2020: recognising the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2020 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

Don’t believe what you think!

What follows is a slightly modified and abbreviated version of the introduction to Professor Edzard Ernst's recently published book, Don't Believe What...

Ethics for Skeptics: why compassion and reason go hand in hand

Philosophy lecturer Aaron Rabinowitz outlines the ethical core of skepticism, and explains why a compassionate understanding of morality must underpin the skeptical worldview.

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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