John Oliver Takes On Psychic Mediums

If you’re a regular reader of this site — or if you listened to my radio show — you know how much I detest the frauds who call themselves psychics. That’s why I was happy to see John Oliver take on those lowlifes during his HBO show Sunday night.

Rapist Faith Healer

I was very upset when I read an article this week about John Of God. I'll get to that news in a moment, but first some background. John Of God is a supposed faith healer in Brazil who conned millions of people into believing he has divine powers to rid them of disease...

It’s A Good Day When Goop Must Pay

Remember when I told you that Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website was selling jade eggs that it said would serve as medicinal remedies when women inserted them in their vaginas? Of course, there was no scientific basis for those claims, so a bunch of prosecutors got...

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...

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