All Posts Tagged With "scientific method"

Survey Says: I Might Be a Dick

Survey Says: I Might Be a Dick

08 February 2011 by Erik Davis

Very occasionally — and I mean that — I forward an interesting skeptical article to my family in the States.  This happened recently when I read Dr. David Gorski’s scathing summary of two recent Dr. Oz episodes at Science Based Medicine last week.  I did think twice before I hit Send — Dr. Gorski can […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health, Skepticism13 Comments

The Demon-Haunted World

Book Review: “The Demon-Haunted World” by Carl Sagan

01 October 2010 by Melany Hamill

Carl Sagan was a champion of science. He made physics and astronomy accessible to everyone, and did it in a way that inspired hope and wonder. He was also a well-known skeptic, but he was not known as a debunker. In the The Demon-Haunted World, however, he pulls no punches while challenging superstitious beliefs. The […]

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Common Sense: A Manifesto

Common Sense: A Manifesto

24 June 2010 by Erik Davis

Recently, I filed a post about food allergies in the schoolyard, which was driven by catching myself in several common logical fallacies. You see, before writing the article, I had a general sense that school policies designed to protect allergic kids from peanut exposure were getting out of hand. After all, back when I was […]

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Posted in Cognition, Critical Thinking, History, Logic and Fallacies, Probability and Statistics, Science, Skepticism12 Comments