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Sample the Skeptic's Dictionary
dowsing (a.k.a. water witching)
Dowsing is the action of a person--called the dowser--using a rod, stick or other device--called a dowsing rod, dowsing stick, doodlebug (when used to locate oil), or divining rod--to locate such things as underground water, hidden metal, buried treasure, oil, lost persons or golf balls, etc. Since dowsing is not based upon any known scientific or empirical laws or forces of nature, it should be considered a type of divination and an example of magical thinking.>more
sample Mysteries and Science (for kids 9 and up)
In a nutshell: Magic jewelry gives you power and protects you from harm. It brings you health and keeps you from tipping over. Or maybe not.
Magic jewelry is any jewelry worn to make you better or to protect you from harm. A bracelet won't make you healthier or bring you good luck. A necklace won't make you stronger or bounce back evil rays. That only happens in stories. Pieces of metal, cloth, paper, rubber, or plastic that are made into jewelry might look nice, but they aren't magical. Yet, many people spend a lot of money on such jewelry. Why?>>more
a blast from the past
Why isn't this child abuse?
April 9, 2008. Nightline took a tour with Bill Jack and another young earth creationist named Rusty Carter as they tried to indoctrinate a group of schoolchildren with Biblical stories that they say imply such things as that Tyrannosaurus Rex was a vegetarian until The Fall (when Adam and Eve sinned) and that just about everything scientists have discovered, even Christian scientists, is wrong. They call their enterprise B.C. Tours (Biblically Correct Tours). But this indoctrination doesn't take place in Sunday school. It takes place in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum does not sponsor the anti-scientific tour, but it tolerates it. Ken Ham wasted his money building a "Biblically correct" Creation Museum. He could lead tours of schoolchildren in any science museum in the world and lie to the kids about science and the exhibits. >>more