– Date – September 11, 2012
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Skepticism, Past and Future
– Wilk v. AMA found the U.S. medical association guilty of antitrust violations on September 25, 1987.
– David Irving sued Deborah Lipstadt on September 5, 1996. Lipstadt won, four years later.
– Psychic Sally Morgan sued the Daily Mail over a September 22, 2011 article.
– Australian pro-vaccine campaigner Reasonable Hank blogged about his site being marked as malware by malicious anti-vaxxers in June.
– This week on Skeptical Software Tools, Tim blogged about similar vandalism incidents involving Web of Trust and how to detect them proactively.
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.
– Anecdotal Evidence
– Flyers warning residents of Craigavon, South Africa, that microwaves from cellphone towers cause health problems. Soon, residents complained of health problems of all sorts.
– Wi-Fi uses very low intensity radio waves and Wi-Fi radiation is 100,000 times less than that of a domestic microwave oven.*
– There are many anecdotes but no solid scientific evidence that cell phones cause brain cancer, that silicone breast implants cause everything from lupus to cancer, or that vaccines cause autism.
– According to one study, 16 million Americans suffer from 'intermittent explosive disorder,' of which "road rage" is an example.
– The Skeptics Dictionary and Skeptic's Dictionary for Kids.
– A paperback edition of Unnatural Acts: Critical Thinking, Skepticism, and Science Exposed! is now available from Lulu.com. For more info, click here. The eBook is still available.
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Dragon*Con Skeptrack 2012 – Panel 'Stealth Skepticism'
– Recorded by Abrupt Media for Skeptrack at Dragon*Con
– Panel Moderator is Rebecca Watson of Skepchick
– Amy Davis Roth of Surlyramics
– Gail Z. Martin author of Chronicles of the Necromancer
– Scott Sigler author of several best selling books
– Michael Stackpole author of several best selling books and game designer
– Brian Thompson JREF Outreach Coordinator and host of too many podcasts
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