The 33rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle has been posted at Science and Politics. Bora has kindly provided an abstract:
Complaints like "hurts my brain" and "blows my mind" as a result of exposure to incredible stories have recently been definitively tied to the neuronal cell death (apoptosis). Furthermore, the notion of the usefullness of the Baloney Detection Kit (BDK) in protection of brain cells against the negative effects of incredulity has recently garnered significant support. In this review, the authors gather the most notable examples in recent scientific and medical literature on the subject, evaluate the currently available data on the effectivness of BDK and propose new avenues for further research.
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Next time the Skeptics' Circle will be heading down under and will be hosted by Australian skeptic EoR at The Second Sight on Thursday, May 11. Get your skeptical studies ready for "peer review" by making sure they conform to the guidelines and get them submitted by May 10 to EoRs.firstname.lastname@example.org.