• Taking a dump…a link dump, that is

    ToiletToday was the last day of classes here at the university. Finals week, combined with two workshops to give, a chapter to write, a grant LOI to finish, and all the other nonsense associated with the end of the semester means no lengthy posts for me this week. In lieu of that, I will just take a link dump, giving you plenty of cool things to read over the next week or so. Enjoy!

    The intro to the always excellent Ben Goldacre’s new book, Bad Pharma

    One of my students in my Science vs. Pseudoscience course told me about the belief among many Japanese that blood type influences personality

    Has your doctor ever told you to do something that seemed a bit on the woo-ish side? You’re not alone, and Steve Novella tells you how to handle it

    A great, quick list of questions to help anyone sort sense from nonsense

    Some interesting studies out examining the use of MDMA (ecstasy) to treat PTSD

    My friend CJ of Odd Oklahoma did a series of posts on Narconon, the Scientology drug “treatment” center

    And finally, if you’ve ever been in grad school or worked in academia, I present one of the most hilarious Tumblrs of all time – When In Academia



    Category: Mental HealthPseudoscienceScienceSkepticism

    Article by: Caleb Lack

    Caleb Lack is the author of "Great Plains Skeptic" on SIN, as well as a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher. His website contains many more exciting details, visit it at www.caleblack.com