Author Archives: Josh Weed

About Josh Weed

Hello, my name is Josh and I live in Victoria, British Columbia. When I was 17, I realized that I was completely full of crap, and I'm still trying to make up for it. I consider an intellectually honest pursuit of the truth to be a noble goal and an ultimate virtue. My hobbies include writing, guitar, and arguing with brick walls.

Is the human eye irreducibly complex?

Behold, the human eye. There’s a lot going on in there. The average human eye only weighs about 7 or 8 grams, but they are absolutely jam packed full of stuff. Chances are, you’re the proud owner of two of these … Continue reading

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I used to hang out at raw food potlucks… Little did they know, I was a spy for the evil skeptic army!

A few years ago, I began frequenting raw food potlucks just for the hell of it. I figured I had nothing to lose, and at the very least it would make an interesting case study. In the process, I tried … Continue reading

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What Skepticism Ain’t, Part 1

  If you question authority, challenge common opinion, abhor dogma, and consider an intellectually honest pursuit of the truth to be a noble goal and an ultimate virtue, you are a skeptic. If you’ve already realized that you are, you’re … Continue reading

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Drugs in disguise?

The study of medicine has been around in some form probably for as long as we have been recognizably human, however, ideas of how to ensure the quality and efficacy of medicines have only evolved very recently. In prescientific cultures, … Continue reading

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The Photon Belt

Some new age channellers state that, sometime in the not too distant future, the Earth will come into contact with something that they call the “photon band”, or “photon belt.” When this happens, they say, our planet will be rained … Continue reading

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Was Jimi Hendrix’s death a case of insurance fraud?

Forty-three years after his death, Jimi Hendrix is still considered one of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock and roll. Despite a short career of only four years, he permanently changed the landscape, ushering in the age … Continue reading

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