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The Doomsday Prophecy of Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche

24 Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has attracted a swarm of vocal contrarians like little else in the recent past. These public commentators, often bedazzled with advanced degrees, have painted themselves as...

Ivermectin, Convalescent Plasma and Hydroxychloroquine: One Year of Rotten Apples

17 Mar 2021

It has been a little over a year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. Medical scientists quickly started testing a barrage of potential therapies...

The Olives of the Body Are Only Skin Deep

11 Mar 2021

Does a mole on the nose testify to an insatiable lust in the bedroom? Strange as it may sound, some people in ancient Greece used to believe that. Moles were referred to in one early book as the...

Zen and the Art of Talking to Conspiracy Theorists

25 Feb 2021

Imagine if a close family member told you your romantic partner was a bad match for you. Not only is your loving partner being criticized, but you feel personally attacked as well. If your relative...

Tips for Better Thinking: Don’t Fall for the Haunted Scrotum

25 Feb 2021

Have you ever seen a haunted scrotum? It looks like something out of a David Cronenberg movie. The dark eyes, the enlarged head, the mouth covered in darkness that might be screaming! It was...

BioCloud’s Science Is up in the Air

18 Feb 2021

Imagine a wall-mounted device that continuously scans the air and alerts you to the presence of the coronavirus. This would be a boon for commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, and mass transit...

Tips for Better Thinking: Not-So-Total Recall

16 Feb 2021

How many eggs did you consume last month? For some, the answer is quick and easy: zero. But for those of us who consume eggs regularly but not according to a fixed schedule, answering this question...

Call Me a Vaccine Pusher

10 Feb 2021

"Avoid!" One of the most common bits of advice heard these days. Avoid tap water. Avoid bottled water. Avoid butter. Avoid margarine. Avoid the sun. Avoid sweeteners. Avoid genetically modified...

Old Wives’ Tales And Truths

9 Feb 2021

This article was first published in The Skeptical Inquirer.

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