Skeptic’s Corner

The saying goes, “it is better to stay silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”. I have decided to remove all doubt by starting a monthly column on a local expat magazine in Dongguan called Hubhao, mainly because I have very thick skin.

There are tradeoffs writing in dead tree format. I cannot sneakily correct any mistakes, nor can I provide reference links to show how I misuse and misquote them. There’s also the pesky requirement for decency, of which I lack completely. Relevance is another concern, which strikes me as odd since that implies that people might actually read my articles.

For those (being generous here using plural) interested, I have decided to provide the original articles here in uncensored form, with all the references and rightfully deleted content:

Skeptic’s Corner:

In Search of Fake Eggs (hubhao) (original) (blog)

The Myth of Alkaline Water (hubhao) (original) (blog)

Yearning for a Hero (hubhao)(original)(blog)

Arthritis and the Weather (hubhao)(original)

Taboo Food Combinations, Part 1 (hubhao)(original)

Taboo Food Combinations, Part 2 (hubhao)(original)(繁体中文

Tu Youyou and the Nobel Prize (hubhao)(original)

Three Bite Sparrow (hubhao)(original)

Cold and the Common Cold (hubhao)(original)

AlphaGo and Artificial Intelligence (hubhao)(original)

The Pitfalls of Mercy Release (hubhao)(original)

Combating Misinformation (hubhao)(original)

Cell Phones and Cancer (hubhao)(original)

China’s IV Drip Addiction (hubhao)(original)(繁體中文)

Cupping and the Olympics (hubhao)(original)

What Is Face? (hubhao)(original)

Apathy or Self-Protection? (hubhao)(original)

Election and Reflection (hubhao)(original)

The Mystery Go Master (hubhao)(original)

Case for and Against:

E-bikes, Against (hubhao)(original)

Secret Businessman:

Theft Comes in Many Forms (hubhao)(original)

Book Review:

Factory Girls (hubhao) (original)