Skepticism

RE-ality Check: An Alternative Approach to Religious Education

From the archives, Damien Morris shows us one way to encourage enthusiasm and critical thought in classrooms

Levity on the Web: how the internet facilitates pseudoscience – and skepticism

From the archives, Steve Donnelly reflects on the role of the internet in spreading and promoting pseudoscience - and allowing skeptics to expose it

Haunting the Bereaved: a skeptical analysis of Colin Fry’s “6ixth Sense” TV show

From the archives, Mark Williams reflects on the ‘psychic’ offerings of Colin Fry as presented in his TV show, 6ixth Sense

Taste-testing psychics and tarot readers on eBay

From the archives, Emma-Louise Rhodes purchases a range of tarot readings on eBay, all in the name of skeptical journalism

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 Missing Airmen of Charles Fort’s Wild Talents

From the archives, Paul Chambers investigates the bizarre case of the vanishing airmen in Chapter 17 of Charles Fort’s Wild Talents.

Mrs Gaskell’s Elephant: the true story of a hoax

From the archives, Chris Willis writes about a hoax elephant story which fooled several experts on nineteenth-century culture.

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