Episode Guide - Religion

6/16/15Male Circumcision (Skeptoid #471) - Infant male circumcision remains a common in the United States. What are the motivations for circumcisions, and what is the evidence for its efficacy?
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5/12/155 Answers for Creationists (Skeptoid #466) - Creationists have presented 5 questions they don't think 'evolutionists' can answer. Here are some answers.
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12/17/13The Hair of Samson (Skeptoid #393) - Is there any truth to the belief that long hair can provide great strength?
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3/12/13Pope Joan (Skeptoid #353) - Was a Middle Ages pope actually a woman in disguise?
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1/1/13The Hollow Earth Theory (Skeptoid #343) - Throughout history there have been a number of different beliefs that the Earth might be hollow.
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11/27/12The Flat Earth Theory (Skeptoid #338) - Rumor has it some people think the Earth is flat. Do they really? And have they ever really?
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9/11/12Raiding the Ark of the Covenant (Skeptoid #327) - The true history of the most famous holy relic from Biblical times.
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6/26/12Al-Ghazali and Arab-Islamic Science (Skeptoid #316) - Some say that Persian theologian al-Ghazali was solely responsible for the end of the Golden Age of science.
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4/24/12The Siberian Hell Sounds (Skeptoid #307) - Russian scientists are said to have drilled a borehole that broke into hell and released the screams of the damned.
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3/6/12The Secret of the Gypsy Queen (Skeptoid #300) - In which a little girl saves her kingdom when she is the only one who does not fall for the pop pseudoscience of the day.
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10/4/11Brainwashing and Deprogramming (Skeptoid #278) - Can people really be brainwashed, and then deprogrammed back to who they were before?
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8/16/11The Zionist Conspiracy (Skeptoid #271) - Are the rumors true that Jews are planning to take over the world's governments and banks?
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7/5/11"Curing" Gays (Skeptoid #265) - Do therapies intended to help gays become straight actually work?
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6/14/11The Haitian Zombies (Skeptoid #262) - Are Haiti's legendary zombies real, or just an imaginative fiction?
Read | Listen (13:08) | Discuss
6/7/11Near Death Experiences (Skeptoid #261) - A comparison of the effects of hypoxia to the reports of a brush with the afterlife.
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3/8/11The Exorcism of Anneliese (Skeptoid #248) - Can exorcisms such as the one that killed Anneliese Michel truly help critically ill people?
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3/1/11The Miracle of Calanda (Skeptoid #247) - They say God doesn't heal amputees... but apparently he did, once. Or did he?
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1/25/11Scientology (Skeptoid #242) - The real facts behind the most notorious religion on Earth and its space opera backstory.
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4/13/10The Virgin of Guadalupe (Skeptoid #201) - Is the Virgin of Guadalupe a miraculous apparition, a dismissable religious icon, or does it have more importance?
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3/30/10Cargo Cults (Skeptoid #199) - We point the skeptical eye at native religious groups in the South Pacific hoping to recreate WWII's influx of material goods.
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3/23/10The Georgia Guidestones (Skeptoid #198) - Dubbed "America's Stonehenge", this granite monument in Georgia appeals to all sorts of conspiracy theorists.
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3/9/10Zeitgeist: The Movie, Myths, and Motivations (Skeptoid #196) - The Internet movie Zeitgeist uses flagrant dishonesty to make an ideological point that could have easily been made ethically.
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2/2/10Did Jewish Slaves Build the Pyramids? (Skeptoid #191) - It's a popular story, but all the documentary and historical evidence tells us that no Jews were in Egypt at the time of the pyramids.
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7/28/09What's Up with the Rosicrucians? (Skeptoid #164) - Are they truly an ancient mystical order, or merely a mail-order New Age literature business?
Read | Listen (12:08) | Discuss
4/21/09Screwed! (Skeptoid #150) - A secret recording of an actual meeting of the Illuminati.
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3/24/09How Old Is the Mount St. Helens Lava Dome? (Skeptoid #146) - Young Earthers point to an infamous dating error as evidence that the Earth is only as old as the Bible says.
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1/20/09The Angel of Mons (Skeptoid #137) - Did a mysterious heavenly host save a small group of British from a large German force in World War I?
Read | Listen (10:29) | Discuss
11/4/08The Incorruptibles (Skeptoid #126) - We turn our skeptical eye on claims of incorruptibility - bodies that do not decay after death.
Read | Listen (11:32) | Discuss
10/28/08Ten Most Wanted: Celebrities Who Promote Harmful Pseudoscience (Skeptoid #125) - A critical look at the antics of Oprah Winfrey, Jenny McCarthy, Prince Charles, Bill Maher, Larry King, Pamela Anderson, Ben Stein, Joe Rogan, Chuck Norris, and Montel Williams.
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9/23/08The World According to Conservapedia (Skeptoid #120) - A new Young Earth Fundamentalist online encyclopedia rears its ugly head.
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7/22/08Illuminating the Fatima "Miracle of the Sun" (Skeptoid #110) - Did three children miraculously predict a dancing sun in Portugal in 1917?
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1/8/08What Do Creationists Really Believe? (Skeptoid #82) - Creationism is not one set of beliefs - it is a battleground of dramatically conflicting world views.
Read | Listen (11:19) | Discuss
11/27/07Who Kills More, Religion or Atheism? (Skeptoid #76) - Has religion or atheism been responsible for the greater death toll throughout human history?
Read | Listen (9:00) | Discuss
10/9/07Ann Coulter, Scientist (Skeptoid #69) - Conservative pundit Ann Coulter should stick to politics; her science is too screwed up for words.
Read | Listen (7:36) | Discuss
9/11/07How to Debate a Young Earth Creationist (Skeptoid #65) - Learn the basic arguments against science made by Young Earthers, and how to rebut them.
Read | Listen (15:35) | Discuss
8/4/07Who Are the Raelians, and Why Are They Naked? (Skeptoid #59) - The Raelians are naked and they worship space aliens.
Read | Listen (10:43) | Discuss
6/5/07The Bible Code: Enigmas for Dummies (Skeptoid #48) - Do messages hidden within the Bible really predict the future?
Read | Listen (10:20) | Discuss
5/6/07A Mormon History of the Americas (Skeptoid #43) - Can the history of the American continent as presented in the Book of Mormon be true?
Read | Listen (9:32) | Discuss
1/23/07Paganism: A Naked Rebellion (Skeptoid #23) - What is paganism, and how is different from regular religions?
Read | Listen (6:44) | Discuss
12/7/06Killing Faith: Deconstructionist Christians (Skeptoid #12) - Is proving the Bible really doing the work of God?
Read | Listen (5:31) | Discuss
11/30/06An Evolution Primer for Young Earth Creationists (Skeptoid #10) - Evolution 101 for Young Earth Creationists who want to know better.
Read | Listen (8:11) | Discuss
11/26/06Sin: What's It Good For? (Skeptoid #9) - What's the point?
Read | Listen (7:30) | Discuss
10/11/06Religion as a Moral Center (Skeptoid #2) - Is religion necessary to a good moral center?
Read | Listen (4:31) | Discuss


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