Monthly Archives: April 2010

What Dungeons and Dragons Tells Us About Your Brain

What can Dungeons and Dragons tell us about the human brain?
Can people’s psychological makeup be reduced to classes and attributes? Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hubble

The Twenty-First Floor wishes the Hubble space telescope a very Happy 20th Birthday. Continue reading

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"What do we want?" … "SCIENCE!"

Skeptics have long been vocal in their beliefs and there is a proud history of individual skeptics and nerds attempting to right wrongs, but this year also saw the unprecedented 10:23 and libel reform campaigns gather massive support.

Also in 2010, we have seen the launch of the Skeptical Voter site and campaign. It seems that “skeptivism” (skeptical activism) has arrived on the scene and may well be here to stay – but who or what should be targeted by skeptivism? Continue reading

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"A reduction of treatment is desirable"

The campaign begins! Join the Facebook group and sign the petition!
This article details how much the various NHS boards around Scotland are spending on homeopathy. It might not seem like much in some cases… but any amount of money spent on magic water instead of healthcare is too much. Continue reading

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Magma Mia!

This week’s cartoon from Dario. Continue reading

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'Sceptics' Go Debunk Yourselves!

Dissatisfied with the recent attempt to pick apart the hype surrounding the Turin Shroud, Boris Cockpop makes the case against the dogma of scepticism and puts forward his own assessment on the Shroud’s true origins. Continue reading

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GE2010: Evan Above!

Dr Evan Harris has become something of an icon for the skeptical community – what with taking on the homeopaths and the quacks, and generally bucking the perceived trend of MPs being ignorant about science and evidence.

However, he isn’t everyone’s darling, as Alex Buque discovered upon reading a certain article in the Telegraph… Continue reading

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