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Paleofantasy: what evolution really tells us about sex, diet & how we live – Marlene Zuk

  W. W. Norton & Company ISBN 10: 0393347923 It's common now to read complaints and warnings about modern life that trace the root of our problems...

Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to Fool Others – Robert Trivers

  Allen Lane, ISBN 978-0-713-99826-9 The title is enough to attract any skeptic, and the author’s name should be added bait for anyone familiar with advances...

The Fact of Evolution – Cameron M. Smith

Prometheus Books, ISBN 978-1-61614-441-8 It is the fact of denial that has provoked Smith to add yet another species to the teeming ecology of books...

Science Tales: lies, hoaxes and scams – Darryl Cunningham

  Myriad Editions, ISBN 978-0-9567926-8-6 There are people for whom the term, "graphic novel", seems an over-inflated alternative to "comic book", and, given the non-fictional nature...

Origins: the scientific story of creation – Jim Baggott

OUP ISBN: 9780198707646 This is a fasten-your-seat-belt ride all the way from the Planck Epoch to the dawning of consciousness, the consciousness that the world has...

The Evolution Of Science In The Classroom

It has been decided to make teaching of the evolutionary theory compulsory in primary schools through the UK.  It is a move that has...

Deep Time

Deep Time: Cladistics, The Revolution in Evolution by Henry Gee Fourth Estate, ISBN 1857029879 The blurb makes the large claim that Gee “shows us how everything we...

Alas, Poor Darwin

Alas, Poor Darwin: Escaping Evolutionary Psychology by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose (Editors) Jonathan Cape, £17.99, ISBN 0224060309 Here’s another volley in the so-called “Darwin Wars”, an...

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Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers and alt-med quackery put our pets in harm’s way

Vet Danny Chambers highlights how the aggressive promotion of alternative therapies to prevent and treat animal diseases has become widespread.

Behind the Bastards, with Robert Evans

This twice-weekly podcast, running since 2018, looks at some of the worst people in history. As you might imagine from the title,...

‘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...
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