Picture Of The Day

This is a conversation from 2013 between evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and illusionist Derren Brown. The latter has become famous in England for his TV specials that combine magic and mentalism (which he never presents as anything paranormal). Dawkins asks...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Dr. Jen Gunter went to Gwyneth Paltrow's "In Goop Health" event last weekend and wrote up a long recap of what she saw and heard. The audience was made up of women with an average age of 40 who could afford to pay $650 to be subjected to pseudoscience and paranormal...

Shame On You, Stephen Colbert!

As I wrote Friday, I was outraged at Stephen Colbert -- for whom I'd had a lot of respect for both his comedic and critical thinking skills (Catholicism aside) -- for playing nice with Gwyneth Paltrow on his Thursday night "Late Show." Over the last few years, he's...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I was very disappointed to see Stephen Colbert sucking up to Gwyneth Paltrow last night on "The Late Show." She was in New York for her Goop health summit, just one part of her empire of pseudoscientific nonsense that sucks in far too many people who believe the...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

On my Monday radio show, I praised Oprah Winfrey for her #MeToo speech at the Golden Globes, but tried to scuttle any thoughts of her running for president. My major objection to her has always been her embrace of nonsense and her enabling of people who advocate...

It’s A Good Start

The FDA announced last week that it will crack down on some homeopathic products. Note the word "some" in that sentence, when it should be "all." Homeopathy is nothing but a scam, with companies producing bogus health aids that do nothing but enrich those corporations...

Mr. Perspective on Cellphone Radiation

Last week, CBS News reported, "the California Department of Public Health is releasing guidelines about cellphone radiation and how you can reduce your exposure." The story quoted Dr. Karen Smith: We recognize that there are a lot of people in the general public that...

Not Another Psychic

It's very rare that I criticize another radio host on the same station that employs me, but when I got in my car and turned on KTRS Wednesday afternoon at 4:50pm, I heard Kent Ehrhardt (who does the 3-6pm show Tuesday through Thursday, while I do Monday and Friday)...

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