Skepticism

Salt Therapy: Take It with a Grain of Salt

Salt Therapy: Take It with a Grain of Salt

Recently, I’ve been hearing more and more about salt therapies, or halotherapy, and its supposed benefits. According to the .pdf I just linked to in my opening sentence, “Salt Therapy is the best known method to detox lungs and remove toxins naturally. It is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment, that alleviates any symptoms of various upper and lower respiratory ailments by drying up an... »

A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography Vs. Cinematography

A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography Vs. Cinematography

I’m doing something a bit different this week. Last Wednesday, August 14, Mad Art Lab went to the movies…well, not literally, but some of the Labbers got together via a Google Hangout and discussed “Atheists and Film”, specifically about the Atheist Film Festival. Since my internet connection is notoriously slow (I kept dropping in and out of the Hangout), I opted to pre-re... »

I Spy with My Little Eye…

I Spy with My Little Eye…

I swear, every time I start writing a Mad Art Lab photo post, I always get sucked into a swirling vortex of amazing science or crazy claims. This week about “eyes” will be no different. I was going to start this post off with the quote, “The eyes are the window to the soul,” so I typed it into Google to see who coined the phrase and I was left with the impression that no on... »

Bloody Mary: Summoning Spirits or Ordering Drinks?

Bloody Mary: Summoning Spirits or Ordering Drinks?

Back when I was a little girl, I was at a slumber party and distinctly remember the other girls at the party wanted to play “Bloody Mary“. I am not sure if I had heard of the legend before that moment or if they explained it to me, but I knew I wanted nothing to do with it. Between my Catholic upbringing (don’t tempt the devil), my fear of ghosts, and my general “skitterish... »

Trolls, Evolutionary Psych, and Homeopathy: SkepchickCon, Part 3

Trolls, Evolutionary Psych, and Homeopathy: SkepchickCon, Part 3

This is the last installment of my SkepchickCon 2013 photo series. I will be discussing three pictures that I did for the Con and explain the meaning behind them. Remember, SkepchickCon is July 4-7 in Minneapolis. First, thanks to all who bid on my art for the SkepchickCon auction. All three pieces sold. Please check out the current auction up for SkepchickCon; our very own Mad Labber Anne Sauer w... »

“GMO”, “UFO”, and a “Winged Shape-Shifter”: SkepchickCon, Part 2

“GMO”, “UFO”, and a “Winged Shape-Shifter”: SkepchickCon, Part 2

Continuing from last week’s post, I’m going to discuss some of the pictures I created for SkepchickCon. The neat thing about this week’s post is that you can actually purchase the discussed photos themselves! The photos are framed and autographed by me with the proceeds going to help pay for the SkepchickCon speakers’ travel expenses. You can view the pieces up for auction ... »

“Palm Reader” and “Religion vs. Skepticism”: SkepchickCon, Part 1

“Palm Reader” and “Religion vs. Skepticism”: SkepchickCon, Part 1

The time has finally come! I can finally reveal a photography project that I originally started working on back in February. It was such an entertaining, yet challenging project and I enjoyed it thoroughly. What was especially cool was that during this project I had the wonderful opportunity to work with one of my heroes, Donna, aka Ms. Information. So what was this super-secret photography projec... »

Imps, Dragons and Skeptical Art

Imps, Dragons and Skeptical Art

I love monsters. I love magic. I love the idea that we’re living in a world in which such things might exist. Since all evidence seems to point in a much more mundane direction, I build my own. This is a bit about my art projects a story of one of my paths into skepticism. A good long time ago, I posted about a dragon skeleton that I’d made. I’ve been listening to a lot of Monste... »

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