Category Archives: skepticism

The Skeptical Folklorist: What Happened to Amelia Earhart?

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Amelia Earhart has been one of my lifelong heroines. I had actually wanted to be a pilot once, but I developed seizures as an adolescent so I’m barred from getting a pilot’s license as a result. Still, Earhart remains a beloved inspiration and, like many people, I would love to have the closure that comes with knowing how her final chapter ended. Tonight I saw an article about how an old photograph provides evidence that she was captured by the Japanese, and I want to take some time to look at this. Continue reading

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Navigating the News

It was during the primaries that I started noticing the problem with fake or misleading news. I realized that articles from US Uncut and Daily News Bin would later be debunked by Snopes or a more credible site. And this problem is by now means confined to liberal sources. Brietbart anyone?

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