Richard Milton

British journalist and writer reviews books by dogmatic skeptics

Voodoo Science

Review of skeptic Robert L. Park’s book Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud, Oxford University Press, 2001 “Even if you showed me the evidence … I still wouldn’t believe it.”– Dr. Jonathan Miller Dr. Robert Park, author of Voodoo Science, is professor of physics at the University of Maryland. He also runs the...

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The Skeptic’s Dictionary

Review of skeptic Robert Todd Carroll’s book The Skeptic’s Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions, John Wiley and Sons, 2003 Robert Todd Carroll is one of a growing band of non-scientists – he teaches philosophy – who believe they are qualified to tell us what we should and shouldn’t believe...

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The Undergrowth of Science

Review of skeptic Walter Grazer’s book The Undergrowth of Science: Delusion, Self-deception and Human Frailty, Oxford University Press, 2000 In the film ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ there is a famous scene where religious fundamentalists (actually women wearing false beards) gather eagerly to stone to death a blasphemer who has profaned holy law. The further...

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