• Anti-Science

    How is Astrology Still A Thing When It Fails To Predict A Pandemic?

    The New York Times posted an article on Saturday by Hayley Phelan titled Will Coronavirus Kill Astrology? and although I know the answer to this type of headline is always no, I was intrigued and hopeful. Astrology hasn’t been on my radar for a few years and I though maybe Covid-19 would indeed have a significant impact on believers. The…

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    Biodynamic Wine: My Favorite Pseudoscience

    It seems every one of my skeptic-leaning friends has a pseudoscience for which they have the teeniest bit of sympathy. Whether it’s because they used to believe it, because they understand the appeal, because they hate the way skeptics have approached the topic, or perhaps all three, I’ve found almost all of us have at least one “guilty pleasure” hiding…

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  • Science

    Is Mercury in Retrograde AGAIN?!

    Computer giving you trouble? Must be Mercury in retrograde. Or at least that’s what SO many people say, jokingly or otherwise, when some piece of technology is going haywire. How did this bit of astrology make its way into our modern technological discussions?

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: January 6 – January 12 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! It’s a new week, so it’s time to get going. Catch up on all the awesomeness you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Think about how good crossing that off your to-do list will feel…

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  • Why You Should Not Use

    Lots of people emailed me a ridiculous article on CNN’s site about what your zodiac sign says about your job. Because journalism is dead, CNN allows an advertiser (in this case, to hire a bonehead (in this case, Rachel Zupeck) to write an “article” that is really just a platform for promoting the business. Well guess what, Now…

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  • All the woo in Wooville

    Last weekend, we spent a really fun day at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ren Fest, it’s an outdoor fair which attempts to emulate the Renaissance period. People dress up, people joust, people perform. You know, like Botticelli used to. It’s a lot of fun. We were there because a friend was getting married…

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  • An astrologer, Hitler, and MI5

    How’s that for a headline? Today, the National Archives released MI5 documents showing how Britain hired a flamboyant, cross-dressing German astrologer named Louis De Wahl in an attempt to exploit what they suspected was a weakness of Hitler’s — a belief in the paranormal. At first, I thought that sounded pretty cool. If Hitler believed in astrology, a “psychic” who…

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  • Will David Tennant just marry me already?

    Sorry for the many consecutive posts, but I just found out that the Doctor Who star is openly trashing astrology and I wanted you all to know so you’re not surprised when the wedding is announced.

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