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On not being wrong: Personal reflections from a lifetime of skepticism

An important part of proper scepticism is to always be open to the possibility that you might be mistaken in your beliefs

Beyond COVID-19: the issues skeptical activists across Europe are facing

COVID-19 is understandably getting all the headlines, but there are plenty more fronts in the pan-European battle against pseudoscience.

Time Team’s archaeologists showed us how experts can ruthlessly unpick a hoax

Channel 4's archaeology show Time Team's quiet destruction of a would-be hoaxer was a glorious illustration of the power of calm, patient expertise

How religion trumped science in America’s coronavirus response

There's a lot of blame to be apportioned when it comes to America's Coronavirus response - and religion needs to take its share

Real in what sense? Consensually torturing skeptics over the nature of ‘realness’

Even a skeptic's sense of what is real can be less black and white than we think - and can lead to some surprisingly uncomfortable analysis

Sean Ellis 1966 – 2020

Sean Ellis, skeptical activist, has passed-away after a short illness. The Skeptic remembers the life of a much-loved skeptic.

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

Dr Natália Pasternak wins Skeptical Activism Ockham award; Skeptics in the Pub Online wins Editor’s Choice

Dr Natalia Pasternak has received the 2020 Ockham Award for skeptical activism, and Skeptics in the Pub Online receive the Editor's Choice award

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