Monthly Archives: June 2011

Event: Skeptics on the Fringe

Information on the Summer of Scottish Skepticisms biggest events series – the Skeptics on the Fringe festival. Continue reading

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A Pinch of Salt

The latest natural health craze– “Salt Caves” –reaches Edinburgh. Keir Liddle casts a skeptical eye over the claims and evidence for Halotherapy. Continue reading

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Except for viewers in Scotland

Today see’s the end of analouge television in Scotland and perhaps the biggest casualty of the digital switchover is the CEEFAX service. Continue reading

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Bite Sized Science: Fire with Fire

In particular circumstances, fighting fire with fire is an effective strategy for treating cancer. This paradoxical approach is possible because certain processes which drive cancer are invariably fatal to cells when allowed to run out of control. Continue reading

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Memories of Montagnier: Teleported DNA

We welcome Jessica Devonport to the 21st Floor as she takes us on a skeptical journey back to the nonsense of Luc Montangier and teleported DNA – which works, you may be shocked to learn via something “quantum”. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Rewriting the bible

Keir Liddle explores some of the issues raised by the BPS in response to the draft revision of the DSM-5 recently released. Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy: wage slaves

Philip Davies MP has again come under scrutiny for appearing to suggest those with physical and mental disabilities should be able to seek lower wages than those without. Keir Liddle looks at the facts and figures behind the claim. Continue reading

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