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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

12 February 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the media Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Study Debunks Ionic Footbath Detox Claims Scott spotted this win in the Epoch Times. You may have heard of these ionic footbaths that claim to suck toxins out of you through your feet. The water turns brown as you use […]

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Skeptical Fails and Win This Week

08 January 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. I hope you are surviving the winter. The new year is rung in with lots of new woo. Cleanse-crazy We all overeat during the holidays which prompts a lot of articles on losing holiday pounds, and where there is weight loss, there is woo. A slough of holiday detox articles came out […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins this Week

31 July 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. I hope that those of you who have a long weekend this weekend are enjoying it so far! Here are the Fails and Wins in the media last week. Jonathan Kay: Elizabeth May’s wireless problem A lot of you sent in links on this story. Elizabeth May has unfortunately bought in to the […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

22 August 2010 by Melany Hamill

Summer is running out, but the woo never stops flowing! Here are the skeptical fails and wins you sent me this week! Engineers: Passengers’ survival was miracle by design Marion spotted this win about several recent plane crashes.  How many times have you read a story involving a terrible accident, and the survivors say it […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

25 July 2010 by Melany Hamill

The Pure Cure: 8 New Ways to Detox Lisa found this fail in Marie Claire magazine (also linked on MSN.com). The woo is bursting from the seams in this one. Let’s start with the title and the concept of “detoxing”. Most alternative medicine proponents will define a detox or a cleanse as a process that […]

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Why “Two Views” On Health Means Bad Advice For Women

30 September 2009 by Scott Gavura

Providing different viewpoints on a issue is an important component of sound political or social policy study. But when it comes to stories about science, “telling both sides” can be dangerous and even harmful. Canada’s leading women’s magazine, Chatelaine, illustrates the problems of this approach in their recurring series, Two Views, where “Traditional and alternative […]

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