The Mystery of Flight 370: A Skeptic’s Perspective

On March 8, 2014, a Malaysian airline’s Boeing 777 passenger aircraft suddenly disappeared from air traffic radar screens while on a midnight flight outbound from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members and was bound for Beijing, China when it seemingly vanished into thin air. The last radio contact air traffic controllers […]

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Vandals for Pseudoscience

Some people believe that the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were bequeathed to them by extraterrestrial beings who were welcomed as gods at the time. As evidence of this extraordinary claim, such believers cite artifacts and monuments they say were left behind by these extraterrestrials, such as Stonehenge in Britain, the humanoid Moai statues of Easter Island, and […]

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Demythologizing the Giant Stone Boxes of Egypt

The belief that otherworldly beings with intelligences superior to that of humans were responsible for designing and constructing great works of architecture in the distant past is one of the most persistent and common forms of the argument from Personal Incredulity. Such beliefs are symptomatic of a cynical view of humans as incapable of amazing architectural feats. This cynicism in […]

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Edward Snowden and the Alien Conspiracy

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who famously disclosed top secret NSA documents to several media outlets early in 2013, has reportedly revealed much more than the United States government’s mass surveillance of the public. Stories are circulating that he has also revealed an alien conspiracy. According to a sensational report published on January 12, 2014 by an […]

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Iguana Found on Mars?

The planet Mars is a subject of much interest and speculation among the general public. Unfortunately, people do not always seek out good sources of information when feeding their fascination of the red planet. Reputable scientists are just as interested in probing and learning the secrets of Mars as are pseudoscientists, but the latter group is often troublingly effective at […]

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