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Skeptoid Episode Guide - Religion

 

Pop Quiz: Religious Symbolism (Skeptoid #843) - How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on questions drawn from episodes about world religions.
August 2, 2022
 
Huna: New Age on an Island (Skeptoid #807) - Huna blends generic New Age spiritualism with a concocted version of Hawaiian tradition.
November 23, 2021
 
What Made the Shroud of Turin Immortal (Skeptoid #795) - A close look at what true science and true history can tell us about this most sacred Catholic relic.
August 31, 2021
 
Illuminating Our Lady of Zeitoun (Skeptoid #766) - This Marian apparition from Egypt has some science fiction explanations and a sound one.
February 9, 2021
 
The Stoned Ape Theory (Skeptoid #734) - Some believe that psychedelic drugs played an irreplaceable role in the evolution of Homo sapiens.
June 30, 2020
 
The LUCIFER Telescope Conspiracy (Skeptoid #729) - A popular conspiracy theory claims the Vatican uses a telescope named LUCIFER to find an alien savior.
May 26, 2020
 
Draining the Holy Grail (Skeptoid #723) - The true history of the Holy Grail, the most precious of all artifacts.
April 14, 2020
 
Measuring the Age of the Grand Canyon (Skeptoid #579) - The Grand Canyon is millions of years old, not thousands; despite the efforts of Young Earthers.
July 11, 2017
 
Male Circumcision (Skeptoid #471) - Infant male circumcision remains common in the United States. Today we look at the reasons and the implications.
June 16, 2015
 
5 Answers for Creationists (Skeptoid #466) - Creationists have presented 5 questions they don't think 'evolutionists' can answer. Here are some answers.
May 12, 2015
 
The Hair of Samson (Skeptoid #393) - Hold onto your hats: Growing your hair long will not confer super strength or vitality upon you.
December 17, 2013
 
Pope Joan (Skeptoid #353) - This apocryphal Middle Ages pope said to be a woman in disguise probably never existed.
March 12, 2013
 
The Hollow Earth Theory (Skeptoid #343) - Throughout history there have been a number of different beliefs that the Earth might be hollow.
January 1, 2013
 
The Flat Earth Theory (Skeptoid #338) - The Flat Earth Theory has its origins not in alt-science but in Christian Fundamentalism.
November 27, 2012
 
Raiding the Ark of the Covenant (Skeptoid #327) - The true history of the most famous holy relic from Biblical times.
September 11, 2012
 
Al-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.
June 26, 2012
 
The 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.
April 24, 2012
 
The Secret of the Gypsy Queen (Skeptoid #300) - A little girl saves her kingdom when she is the only one who does not fall for the pop pseudoscience of the day.
March 6, 2012
 
Brainwashing and Deprogramming (Skeptoid #278) - Both brainwashing and its opposite, deprogramming, are equally mythological.
October 4, 2011
 
The Zionist Conspiracy (Skeptoid #271) - There is no plausible reason to think a conspiracy of Jews plans to take over the world's banks and governments.
August 16, 2011
 
Curing Gays (Skeptoid #265) - Therapies intended to help gays become straight don't work.
July 5, 2011
 
The Haitian Zombies (Skeptoid #262) - A look at the possibility that legends of Haitian zombies may have a grain of truth.
June 14, 2011
 
Near Death Experiences (Skeptoid #261) - A comparison of the effects of hypoxia to the reports of a brush with the afterlife.
June 7, 2011
 
The Exorcism of Anneliese (Skeptoid #248) - Exorcisms are a brutal torture ritual with no hope of actually helping a person who believes themselves possessed.
March 8, 2011
 
The Miracle of Calanda (Skeptoid #247) - This famous story of God once healing an amputee falls apart under historical scrutiny.
March 1, 2011
 
Scientology (Skeptoid #242) - The real facts behind the most notorious religion on Earth and its space opera backstory.
January 25, 2011
 
The Virgin of Guadalupe (Skeptoid #201) - Mexico's Virgin of Guadalupe played an important role in the Catholic colonization of the Americas.
April 13, 2010
 
Cargo Cults (Skeptoid #199) - Some native religious groups in the South Pacific hope to recreate WWII's influx of material goods.
March 30, 2010
 
The Georgia Guidestones (Skeptoid #198) - Dubbed "America's Stonehenge", this granite monument in Georgia appeals to all sorts of conspiracy theorists.
March 23, 2010
 
Zeitgeist: The Movie, Myths, and Motivations (Skeptoid #196) - The Internet movie Zeitgeist uses dishonesty to make an ideological point that could have easily been made ethically.
March 9, 2010
 
Did Jewish Slaves Build the Pyramids? (Skeptoid #191) - It's a popular story, but all the evidence tells us that no Jews were in Egypt at the time of the Pyramids.
February 2, 2010
 
What's Up with the Rosicrucians? (Skeptoid #164) - Believed by many to be an ancient mystical order, but really just a mail-order New Age literature business.
July 28, 2009
 
Screwed! (Skeptoid #150) - A secret recording of an actual meeting of the Illuminati.
April 21, 2009
 
How 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.
March 24, 2009
 
The Angel of Mons (Skeptoid #137) - The facts behind the story that a heavenly host saved a small group of British from a large German force in WWI.
January 20, 2009
 
The Incorruptibles (Skeptoid #126) - We turn our skeptical eye on claims of incorruptibility - bodies that do not decay after death.
November 4, 2008
 
Ten Most Wanted: Celebrities Who Promote Harmful Pseudoscience (Skeptoid #125) - A critical look at the pseudoscientific antics of some of today's celebrities.
October 28, 2008
 
The World According to Conservapedia (Skeptoid #120) - A new Young Earth Fundamentalist online encyclopedia rears its ugly head.
September 23, 2008
 
Illuminating the Fatima Miracle of the Sun (Skeptoid #110) - The pope canonized them, but these three children didn't actually predict anything in 1917.
July 22, 2008
 
What Do Creationists Really Believe? (Skeptoid #82) - Creationism is not one set of beliefs - it is a battleground of dramatically conflicting world views.
January 8, 2008
 
Who Kills More, Religion or Atheism? (Skeptoid #76) - Neither religion nor atheism been responsible for a greater death toll throughout human history.
November 27, 2007
 
Ann Coulter, Scientist (Skeptoid #69) - Conservative pundit Ann Coulter should stick to politics; her science is too screwed up for words.
October 9, 2007
 
How to Debate a Young Earth Creationist (Skeptoid #65) - Learn the basic arguments against science made by Young Earthers, and how to rebut them.
September 11, 2007
 
Who Are the Raelians, and Why Are They Naked? (Skeptoid #59) - The Raelians are naked and they worship space aliens.
August 4, 2007
 
The Bible Code: Enigmas for Dummies (Skeptoid #48) - Despite claims of divine origin, "Bible Codes" are found in every long manuscript, even random text.
June 5, 2007
 
A Mormon History of the Americas (Skeptoid #43) - The Book of Mormon's history of the Americas is full of irreconcilable errors and false archaeology.
May 6, 2007
 
Paganism: A Naked Rebellion (Skeptoid #23) - A look at paganism, its affinity for nudity, and how it differs from mainstream religions.
January 23, 2007
 
Killing Faith: Deconstructionist Christians (Skeptoid #12) - Proving the literal truth of the Bible is counterproductive to Christianity.
December 7, 2006
 
An Evolution Primer for Young Earth Creationists (Skeptoid #10) - Evolution 101 for Young Earth Creationists who want to know better.
November 30, 2006
 
Sin: What's It Good For? (Skeptoid #9) - There seems to be very little point to classifying some wrong actions as sins.
November 26, 2006
 
Religion as a Moral Center (Skeptoid #1) - Religion is not necessary for a good moral center.
October 3, 2006
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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