Monthly Archives: November 2012

Skeptic News: Free schools must teach evolution

Tightening of rules follows lobbying by scientists who feared schools would present creationism as credible theory Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Chelation Does More Harm Than Good For Autistic Kids

Chelation, the controversial treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is not only ineffective but may be harmful, according to a study conducted by Baylor University researchers. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Church sets up an exorcist hotline to deal with demand

The Catholic Church has established an exorcist hotline in Milan, its biggest diocese, to cope with demand. Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, the diocese’s chief exorcist since 1995, said the curia had also appointed twice as many exorcists to cope with a doubling in the number of requests for help over 15 years. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Sect attempts to intimidate trial witnesses

Four men have been arrested on charges they photographed a 17-year-old girl testifying in a New York sexual abuse trial against a religious counsellor.
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Skeptic News: Texas moves to seize Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch compound

The Texas attorney general moved Wednesday to seize ownership of Warren Jeffs’ ranch where the polygamist sect leader and his followers are accused of sexually assaulting dozens of children. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Chiropractic Fraud

The owners of a Jersey City chiropractic center have pleaded guilty to failing to report more than $1 million in income and taking kickbacks from medical and legal service providers in exchange for referring car crash patients to them. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: 12 kids seized in alleged guru-healer group

Quebec authorities took 12 young children into custody Wednesday after they had contact with Marcel Pontbriand, an apocalyptic self-styled healer who has been hiding out in Arizona. Continue reading

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