I’m quoted in a new Discovery News piece about the Boston marathon conspiracies… You can read it HERE.
Here’s my new Discovery News piece about an upcoming “documentary” UFO film including a dubious autopsy of a tiny alien/leprechaun body. You can read it HERE.
Real alien or real hoax? You decide!
My article on conspiracy theories was referenced in a recent Space.com piece; you can read it HERE.
All sorts of conspiracy stuff out there!
My research on sex offenders and the news media, published in my 2003 book Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us, was recently quoted in a report from the New York Law School… You can read the full report HERE, it’s actually pretty interesting.
There are several claimed types of psychic powers, including precognition (knowing future events before they happen); pyrokinesis (creating fire with the mind, popularized in Stephen King’s novel and film “Firestarter”); and telepathy (describing things at a remote location). Among the most dramatic of these is telekinesis (also called psychokinesis, or PK), the ability to move objects through mind power. Though many Americans believe in psychic ability (about 15 percent of us, according to a 2005 Baylor Religion Survey), scientific evidence for its existence remains elusive.
I recently wrote about this for LiveScience.com; you can read the story HERE.
I recently wrote about penis-theft panics for LiveScience.com. I’d written about it before, for example in the book I co-authored with Bob Bartholomew, “Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias: Why We Need Critical Thinking,” and I included it in a talk I gave last year on mass hysterias at a skeptics conference. It’s an interesting subject that always gets people tittering…
You can read my recent story HERE.
In many countries throughout the world belief in witches is common, and black magic is considered part of everyday life. A 2010 poll of 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa found that over half of the population believe in magic. Witch doctors are consulted not only for healing diseases, but also for placing, or removing, curses or bringing luck….
I recently wrote a piece about this for Discovery News; you can read it HERE.