"there is, however, nothing in Ayurvedic medicine that is known to be effective at treating disease, and some preparations
I used to be one of the biggest skeptics I knew, second only to my father -- the scientist. You know what makes a good skeptic? Believe nothing. Question everything. And I always do. Or, at least, that's where I start.
Deepak Chopra, M.D. is an unlikely candidate for a "minor" article, being a famous figure in health, mind-body wellness, and
Therapy is sometimes portrayed as a selfish and indulgent undertaking. If that's your concern, rest easy and find yourself a good therapist. There are many ways to help make the world a better place and therapy is one of them; it ideally sends us off better prepared to do our personal part for the world, whatever that may be. Including skepticism.
As this entertaining and touching nonfiction film reveals, that has been Randi's most important work over the years: debunking charlatans who profit from their supposed ability to contact the dead or otherwise harness the supernatural. 
Strike up the band and break out the champagne because on July 1st Mercury retrograde is officially over. The planet Mercury goes "direct." Say hallelujah!
Demanding that people identify only as atheist limits the ability of individuals to truly express not only what they don't believe in, but what they do believe in.
I believe that some people, when they undergo the process of death, get to experience the shutting down of the brain that feels like overwhelming euphoria. It's what people describe when they have a "near-death experience." It sounds awesome.
One of the hazards of being a "skeptic" about paranormal subjects is that those who have had their own personal experiences or investigated a peculiar case like to play "Stump the Skeptic."
If you refuse to admit you might be wrong -- rejecting the evidence and the plausible alternatives in order to hold on to a cherished belief -- and nothing can convince you otherwise... then who's the closed-minded one?
You may recall Dr. Muller, the self-described "former skeptic" who emphasized the fallibility of research on global warming. Last summer, after thorough research with the Berkeley Earth project, he announced his dramatic conversion. He agreed to answer a few Fresh Dialogues questions.
Tune in to "Long Island Medium" every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on TLC. "She really meant a lot to me," Cyrus said, breaking down
HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria speaks with Dr. Ben Goldacre about homeopathy and how such pseudoscientific practices are invading universities.
CSM: Alright everyone. You know the drill. Sound off on Twitter, Facebook, or leave a comment right here on The Huffington
2011-11-30-Screenshot20111130at5.48.25PM.jpgHave you ever wondered why otherwise intelligent people believe things that don't seem to be grounded in reality or reason?
On October 20 a group of scientists announced big news: The globe really has warmed and at a rate more or less consistent
CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING UFO ITEMS: As Alejandro Rojas pointed out in his recent HuffPost blog, there are examples of prior
November: Thanksgiving dinner. My vegan cousin's vegan girlfriend does not spend the evening making everybody feel guilty