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Did a UFO show up at Obama’s inauguration?

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on January 25, 2009

You have to be freaking retarded to think that this is a UFO.

An unvaccinated child has died from a preventable disease

Posted in Bad Astronomy by Skepdude on January 25, 2009

This story is so sad, and what makes it worse is that it was preventable.

The Centers for Disease Control has put out an alert: in Minnesota in 2008, there were five confirmed cases of Haemophilus influenzae type b (or Hib) among children younger than five years old. Of these five cases, three of the children were unvaccinated, one had started the series of vaccines but did not complete the series due to shortages, and the fifth — who had been fully vaccinated — had an immune deficiency.

Five cases may not sound like a lot… until you learn that one of the unvaccinated children died. This was a baby, just a seven-month-old infant.

I can barely type that sentence out; my heart is aching so. I can only imagine what the parents are feeling. I literally have nightmares about such things.


There’s no magic with psychics

Posted in News by Skepdude on January 25, 2009

Keith Barry is the first to admit that what he does isn’t for real.

He is not a magician. Yet, I’m sure you too have been baffled and bewildered by what he can appear to do, if you’ve seen him in action on stage or on TV.

He can ‘read’ your mind, drive a car blindfolded, knows what you were thinking last Tuesday. He can turn one substance into another, create something out of nothing. He can make you believe that the laws of physics are suspended when he’s around, or that you’ve gone a little bonkers, maybe.

Yet, none of it is real. Keith is an illusionist, a brilliant one. This is because there is no such thing as magic, not outside of fairytale books, at least.