Category: General

NECSS Apology to Richard Dawkins

I have been critical of NECSS for how it handled the Richard Dawkins situation. But I am also supportive of NECSS for eventually doing the right thing and issuing an apology to Richard Dawkins. Yesterday, the NECSS executive committee released the…

Richard Dawkins at NECSS–Or Not

I just read Dr. Stephen Novella‘s clear and thoughtful blog post on how Professor Richard Dawkins was invited to be a featured speaker at this year’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS). And shortly thereafter, uninvited. It’s an interesting–even if disappointing–look into the…

Lottery Advice — Bad and Good

Bad Lottery Advice on FOX

By now, you may have heard about the bad lottery advice dished out by “lottery expert”, Richard Lustig, this Monday morning on the FOX “News” channel. “Buy as many tickets as you can afford.” Business Insider calls this “literally the worst lottery…

Miguided Welfare Recipient Drug Testing

Popular Facebook "Meme" Advocating for Welfare Recipient Drug Testing

How did you parse the title of this post? Did you apply the adjective “misguided” to “welfare recipient”? Or did you apply it to “welfare recipient drug testing”? It’s funny how we always hear about government being too big, about how we need to get government out of…