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ICYMI: January 20 – January 26 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 20 – January 26 on the Skepchick Network

I see you there. It’s OK. You don’t have to hide. I’ve got some sa-weet Skepchick Network posts for you. So come on in. This blog’s for you. Teen Skepchick Stereotypes, Stereotypes Everywhere! Eddy just discovered websites that focus on “games for girls” and he’s a little appalled. Science Says… Ine warns about relying too much on popular representat... »

ICYMI: December 2 – December 8 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: December 2 – December 8 on the Skepchick Network

Good morning! Where you too busy last week to read your blogs? Don’t worry. I’m on it. I just like you guys so much. »

Paranormal Road Trip: Day 3 Events—Magic, Haunted Honky Tonk & 2 Public Events!

Paranormal Road Trip: Day 3 Events—Magic, Haunted Honky Tonk & 2 Public Events!

Rebecca, Richard, and Jon survived day 2, thanks in no small part to Richard’s sophisticated visual deception techniques. (That’s not a Beatle. It’s Richard Wiseman! I know, right?!) You can check out some more photos from the trip here, or catch them all by following them on Twitter (@CSIRoadTrip, @RichardWiseman, @RebeccaWatson, @JonRonson). Find out what’s in store for them on day 3 after the j... »

Paranormal Road Trip: Day 1—Where Are They Now?

Paranormal Road Trip: Day 1—Where Are They Now?

Rebecca Watson, Jon Ronson, and Richard Wiseman are on the road, checking out the reports of ghosts at Iron Island Museum before continuing on to psychic haven Lily Dale. This post will give you some background on these places, but it contains no spoilers. You can be among the first to hear about the day’s adventures by joining them in person tonight in Cleveland. Details after the fold. »

A Skeptic on a Ghost Hunt

A Skeptic on a Ghost Hunt

Sometimes, as skeptics, it is really easy to get bored with those same old “woo woo” topics that have been done to death again and again. And it is so easy to dismiss claims and experiences off the cuff because, dammit, we know these things have been investigated before. Ghost hunting is one of those topics where the techniques have been talked about and exposed and, dare I say, debunk... »

Supernatural Sex

Did you know that wet dreams, morning erections and arousal itself are caused by ghosts? Forget what biology tells us, or what you learnt in the schoolyard; Dr Narek Helms will re-educate you in his peer-reviewed Supernatural Sex. However, the dashing Dr Narek Helms is actually me. Yes, I submitted a patently ridiculous article to the believer site Haunted America Tours and they published it, uncr... »