Junkfood Science: Calling all skeptics!

December 21, 2006

Calling all skeptics!

The 50th Skeptic’s Circle is now up at Humbug!

This special issue is a tribute to Carl Sagan — a great science teacher and skeptic — on the 10th anniversary of his death. Each submission pays homage to a chapter of his famous book, The Demon Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark. His book showed how science can help us not be fooled into believing things that aren’t true, shared the successes of science-based medicine, provided a fabulous baloney detection kit, discussed the flaws of stereotyping women as nonscience-minded or all scientists as nerds, and offered a chapter on the antiscience used to attempt to justify unsound claims.

According to Skeptic’s Circle, Junkfood Science’s article, Healing Water, could be straight out of Chapter 10, where Sagan encountered metaphysical believers who claimed their paradigms couldn’t be adequately researched using science.

There are terrific articles in this commemorative issue and as Theo at Humbug says, “unlike most pseudo sciences, this pseudo memorial/homage won’t cost you a penny.”

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