In which one of my students examines placebos, the benefits and risks, and the problems with using complementary and alternative medicine to treat serious medical issues.
In which one of my students takes a look at why Steve Jobs may have felt better, but still died after receiving
In which Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent science linking vaccines to autism is examined and dissected.
In which one of my students examines the pseudoscience that is palmistry.
One common problem that many people face today, regardless of their religious beliefs or lack thereof, is how to be a good parent. I think this is quite understandable since, unlike many species, we don’t seem to have a full set of “parental instincts” built into our biology. Sure, you might have to carry around a flour sack for a week in high school or have a brief introduction to developmental psychology in an introductory psychology course, but very few of us have direct instruction in how to be a good parent.
In which the Secular Therapy Project reaches 2000 clients in the first year of operation!
A while back, I weighed in on a topic that can get quite heated – Down Syndrome and the potential…
Actress extraordinaire Sarah Michelle Geller, most well-known to geeks around the world as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is taking on a new foe: vaccine deniers. In a recent interview, she express her support for the Sounds of Pertussis campaign to raise awareness of why vaccinations for whooping cough are crucial for both adults and children.
One of the most dangerous and irresponsible non-scientific mindsets of the last 15 years is the anti-vaccination movement. It can be directly linked to dozens of deaths and thousands of unneeded illnesses. One of the more frequent ant-vaxxer refrains of the past decade has been that giving the standard US vaccination schedule exposes young ones to too many vaccines/antigens/whatevers too early in life.
After the recent, devastating tornadoes that struck central Oklahoma this week, killing dozens, injuring hundreds, and causing billions in property…