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Proven to be as effective as the leading homeopathic treatment.

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

08 July 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Want your own box of placebos, “proven to be as effective as the leading homeopathic treatment”? You can now get them on Etsy. Calgary psychics offer gifts to dubious police Calgary psychic Patricia Monna doesn’t understand why the police won’t accept […]

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Correction indeed!

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

24 June 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Soldier’s mystery illness solved in 15 minutes It’s been a while since I’ve posted a case of woovertising. This one plugs a naturopath by telling the story of a man suffering chronic pain. The naturopath figured out he had worms by […]

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Joseph Ducreux Is a Skeptic

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

17 June 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Keep Sanal Edamaruku out of jail Sanal Edamaruku was the Indian skeptic who proved a crying Jesus statue was not miraculous, but caused by a leaking pipe. For this, he has been arrested for blasphemy and is facing jail time. Sign […]

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Oh John Edwards, how do you do it?

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

03 June 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Liberia proves the power of prayer Yep, it’s proven folks. Actually, I think they have proven the power of organization, protest and political action. Why do we give so much credit to the supernatural? Thanks to Lorne for this link. Canadian […]

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True Skeptic ID Card

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

13 May 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Cutbacks Hurt a State‚Äôs Response to Whooping Cough Washington state has been feeling the effects of a pertussis outbreak, and cutbacks to the healthcare system have not helped. Thanks to Anna for this link. We’ve also seen an outbreak north of […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

06 May 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. 3 reasons to reconsider vitamin pills Thanks to Lorne for this Win. It seems that almost everyone takes some form of vitamin supplement. According to the common sense, vitamins are always good and more is better. But what is the evidence […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

22 April 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins this week. Herbal remedy used to treat kidney ailments causes kidney ailments What’s the harm in using untested natural remedies? They may have side effects, and sometimes even cause the thing you’re trying to cure! Birthwort (AKA aristolochia) is an “ancient” treatment for all kinds of […]

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Sadly, there are no action movies marketed towards skeptics.

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

08 April 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans! You may have noticed that the Fails and Wins have not been coming on a weekly basis. I apologize, life has been a bit busy for me lately. Thankfully, this hasn’t stopped you from faithfully sending in your links, and I want to thank all of you for keeping my inbox full! […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

18 March 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the media Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Baby On Bed Anna sent in this win from Slate, discussing bed sharing with infants. Actress and PhD Mayam Bialik released a parenting book encouraging the practice, but Slate points out the risks associated with it. Parenting is one of […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

05 March 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the media Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Study suggests smelling rosemary aromas can boost brain performance Art sent in this fail. Apparently smelling rosemary boosts your “brain performance”. What exactly does this mean? Well, the article won’t tell you. It only mentions researchers saw improvements on “speed […]

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