Politics

Brazil’s government throw their weight behind Creationism and Intelligent Design

Driven by the Discovery Institute, Creationism and Intelligent Design have been gaining ground in Brazil, and finding support in government.

Hydroxychloroquine: When bad science goes mainstream

As covid-19 spreads across Brazil, Natalia Pasternak and Carlos Orsi highlight how one purported miracle cure found friends in very high places.

Libel reform: Parliamentary discussion

Deborah Hyde reports from Parliament on libel law: Today at Parliament, Dara Ó Briain, Professor Brian Cox and comedian Dave Gorman joined Dr. Evan...

Parliamentary briefing for law reform this morning.

Today saw the launch of a campaign and parliamentary briefing for British libel law reform. The cross party session held this morning and press...

The sinister side of public policy.

On 1st November, following the sacking of Prof David Nutt, Ryan O’Meara, Editor-in-Chief of K9 Magazine, published the podcast below exploring evidence based policy. ...

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Four Perspectives On Peer Review: why it goes wrong, and why we need to fix it

The peer review process is vital, but it is riddled with errors and issues; the quality of future science depends on trying to improve it

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

French Scientist Didier Raoult Given Rusty Razor Award For Pseudoscience

French microbiologist Didier Raoult has been given the 2020 Rusty Razor for his promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.
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