Bostonist, The Globe, and Acupuncture for Sparky

As I intimated at Boston Skeptics in the Pub Monday night, I have formed an unholy alliance with popular blog Bostonist. Mwa ha ha! My articles there will be just like those on Skepchick, but with a decidedly local focus and perhaps a bit edited.

My first contribution is now live: Globe Misses the Point of Pet Acupuncture. Go! Read it! It is teh awesome!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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  1. A former coworker swore up and down that her horse responded to acupuncture. Gotta wonder how much of that was wishful thinking and how much was “I better stop limping or they’ll stick more needles in me.”

  2. Awesome article Rebecca…

    Our local public radio station recently aired a show called “science cafe” where they had one Dr. Martin Eisele of Evergreen Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Needless to say I was pretty disappointed that they would put this guy on in the guise of “science”. They put a discussion forum up on the station’s website and I wrote a nice little response (with the help of a quote I found online from Dr. Steven Novella).

  3. I laughed! Then I noticed you hadn’t done ‘open link in new window’ and I cried like a child.

    Pet woo cures amuse the hell out of me because they require TWO supernatural things. Miracle cure, and mind-reading!

  4. Yeeeah, I’ve been getting lax on open in new window. I’m torn on which to use as standard…

    But glad you all liked the article! I have to say that so far having editors = grrreat, cuz my first draft was too serious and pissy. They asked for more lulz, which was a definite improvement.

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