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Dr Robert Bartholomew on mass delusions

Peter Griffin posted in on August 17th, 2010.

From NZSKeptics: Robert is co-author of a number of books about mass hysteria and associated topics, including “Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head-hunting Panics: A Study of Mass Psychogenic Illnesses and Social Delusion”; “UFOs and Alien Contact: Two Centuries of Mystery”; “Hoaxes, Myths and Manias: Why We Need Critical Thinking”; “Exotic Deviance: Medicalizing Cultural […]

Newsletter Digest: Suicide, superbugs, skepticism and salutations

Peter Griffin posted in on August 13th, 2010.

Suicide coverage – does it hurt? Suicide reporting laws were under scrutiny again this week as Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean called for more debate about suicide reporting after releasing new suicide statistics. Numerous media editorials have echoed his call for debate with several commentators arguing the restrictions on reporting on suicides is leading to […]

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