Author Archives: Guy McCardle

About Guy McCardle

Guy McCardle is an American science writer and skeptic. He is a certified Infection Prevention Specialist and served proudly as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom. A devoted father and husband, he offers his unique viewpoints regarding science and the public interest.

Murder, Torture and Religion

Murder and torture are as old as mankind.  Ever since man first invented the club he probably used it to kill another caveman.  Murder in the name of religion probably wasn’t very far behind.  Overzealous faith has been used as … Continue reading

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Stuff They Should Teach in School

I doubt that I’ll get many arguments when I make the statement that the educational system in the United States is not the best in the world.  My main complaint is that students are not, for the most part, taught … Continue reading

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Skeptic vs Psychic

Usually I am not one to feed the Trolls, but it seems, dear reader, that I have managed to ruffle a few feathers in the psychic community.  Let me start my story at the beginning.   Last July I wrote a … Continue reading

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The Mystery in the Mon

What happened? At 4:10 PM on January 31st, 1956 a B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the Monongahela river (known to locals as “the Mon”) just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The entire crew of six made it through the initial impact … Continue reading

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Why Are Eco-Facists Trying to Ban Incandescent Bulbs?

My feelings are split over how I feel about the United States Congress delaying their phase out of incandescent light bulbs here in the good old U S of A.  They will be effectively banned beginning in October of this … Continue reading

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Five Questions for Buddy Levy

Hopefully you have already read and/or listened to my recent piece on one of my favorite shows, History Channel’s Decoded. If you haven’t, go do so now. I’ll wait. If you’ve watched Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, you’ll certainly remember Buddy Levy. … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need SLS-Free Shampoo?

Disclaimer:  You are about to read a shampoo article written by a bald man.  That doesn’t invalidate anything I have to day, I’m just letting you know in the name of full disclosure.  Heaven forbid someone gets upset in the … Continue reading

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Columbus and the Mermaids

On January 9th, 1493 Christopher Columbus spotted what he believed to be three mermaids swimming off the coast of what is now the Dominican Republic. He stated that they were “not half as beautiful as they are painted”. In reality, … Continue reading

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A Personal Experience with Pareidolia

Back in 2008, while working at Florida Hospital in Orlando, I had a close encounter of the pareidolia kind. If you were not already aware, pareidolia is random images or sounds that are perceived as significant. You can read more … Continue reading

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Be Skeptical of These Claims by the Late Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il is dead, and I don’t hear any mourning.  What I have heard, however, over the course of many years, are fantastic claims that he had made about himself and his abilities.  Let us take a few minutes and … Continue reading

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