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Low Level Laser Placebo?

Low Level Laser Placebo?

27 February 2013 by Bart Farkas

In the last few years it appears that the number of clinics offering “Laser Therapy” for pain relief, arthritis, hair loss (or to remove hair) and a bevy of other health benefits. Billboard ads, radio spots, even flyers in alternative medicine offices (Chiropractors, naturopaths etc.) seem subjectively to be increasing. It got me thinking about […]

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Psychic Fair Play?

Psychic Fair Play?

24 August 2011 by Bart Farkas

Just prior to leaving for The Amazing Meeting 9 in Las Vegas (TAM 9) my better half and I (Tamara, she’s also an active skeptic) and another buddy decided to show up for a psychic fair taking place at a hotel conference room in Edmonton, Alberta. Advertised as an ‘ESP Psychic Fair’ where folks could […]

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  • Bart Farkas

    A full-time writer, Bart G. Farkas has authored over 100 print books and at least as many magazine articles over the years. Originally a Registered Nurse working in Trauma ICU in Calgary, Bart's been writing full-time since 1995 and lives in Sherwood Park, AB. From 2009 to 2011 Bart worked full-time for the James Randi Educational Foundation and has been a member of the JREF and an active skeptic since 1998. Working with IIG Alberta founder Tamara Pawluk, Bart helped to establish the first Independent Investigations Group (IIG) in Canada and currently works as the Publishing Czar and Public Relations point person for the group. He is 1/4 of the Podcast 'talent' for Inside Belief, a bi-weekly podcast that examines the nature of paranormal and alt-med beliefs. Bart has three wonderful children and lives with his girlfriend, fellow skeptic Tamara Pawluk.