Category Archives: TV & Media

Cosmos (2014) Episode 5: Best and Worst

Sorry to leave you in the dark yesterday; I was moving Sunday and wasn’t able to lighten my load sufficiently to watch the latest episode of Cosmos on time. Luckily, the folks at Fox Broadcasting are bright enough to put … Continue reading

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Cosmos (2014) Episode 4: Best and Worst

Cosmos finishes up its first month this week with a discussion themed around the speed of light. It’s been a solid first month, and I look forward to the rest of the series; but first, it’s time to pick out … Continue reading

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International Vaccine Terrorists

The United States suffers from a well funded celebrity supported anti-vaccine terror campaign. This campaign commonly using internet based media to disseminate fear. Most objections to vaccines are pseudo-scientific fabrications, deceptions or magnification of known problems. Anti-vaccine proponents use internet … Continue reading

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A Smashing Ghost Video?

A New Hampshire business recently posted a video showing a supposed ghost breaking the lid to a glass cake display to their Facebook page. Various news outlets have picked up the story and ran with it. Let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Cosmos (2014) Espisode 3: Best and Worst

It’s time to evaluate the newest episode of Cosmos! Sorry I’m a day behind on this; I had a long weekend of work-related stuff draining my time and didn’t even get a chance to watch live. Luckily, I have TiVo … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and Payne Stewart

Please take this post for no more than what it is: reasonably well-informed speculation. It’s not a prediction nor a claim. At the time of this writing, the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 remains a mystery. It’s been gone … Continue reading

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Cosmos (2014) Episode 2: Best and Worst

I think that even those in the skeptical community who were a little bit … well, skeptical after Episode 1 of the new Cosmos will be walking away from Episode 2 satisfied. The series definitely seemed to find its stride last night. Personally, … Continue reading

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Cosmos (2014) Episode 1: Best and Worst

After my recent run as a cut-rate media critic with the 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to resist taking on another television show. Fortunately, the highly anticipated Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has … Continue reading

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Should Pregnant Mothers Avoid Tylenol?

Could Tylenol be linked with neurodevelopmental disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? A recent study in The Journal of The American Medical Association Pediatrics (JAMA Pediatrics) has suggested a link between ADHD in children and mothers taking Tylenol while pregnant. This has … Continue reading

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Quixotic letter writing.

Usually I try to post a informational or educational piece. This week I will take a little tilt at a windmill. A skeptical complaint letter. Occasionally I will listen to talk radio. The top rated talk radio station in my … Continue reading

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