"I attended The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas recently. There I met members of Granite State Skeptics. http://www.granitestateskeptics.com/
They have a robust organization and hold events applying science and reason to various claims.…"
"The other side of this is: a skeptical organization should not LIMIT itself to atheism. For example, in Vermont we see bogus claims all the time in the area of health care. I think Skeptical Vermont can serve the community by responding…"
I have written responses to pseudoscientific claims in the Addison Independent and the newsletter of the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op. More responses are needed, but I don't want to be the only one writing, and I'm not a scientist. There are false claims getting published regarding Bach Flower Therapy, dangers of cell phones, chiropractic for infants, reflexology, and other baloney. If you are an Addison County skeptic, please begin writing, and please contact any scientist you know, asking…See More
"Urgent! The assault on science is still in both the Senate and House healthcare bills, and Sanders and Welch both support this gravy train for woo.
Please contact them and Sen. Leahy (whose position…"
I'm in Addison County, too. I think there is a real need for a skeptical presence here. The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op sells homeopathic remedies and other snake oil. There are a number of fake healers in business here who…"
I've been a member of Center for Inquiry for a long time.
They publish two excellent magazines, Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer. Both are thoughtful and caring.
There are two provisions of the current Senate health care bill (S.1679, Affordable Health Choices Act) that promise to increase costs and put patients at risk by ignoring science.First, insurance companies (and taxpayers, assuming that the bill applies to medicare, medicaid, and any new public option) would be required to reimburse Christian Science practitioners. (S.1679, Sec. 3103 (D) and IRS Publication 502).In 1986, 2 1/2 year old Robyn Twitchell died of a bowel obstruction when his…See More
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