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The Kil Report

Skepticism is not just a philosophical position, discussed only in university classrooms or in books, but is instead a tool used by most people on a daily — if selective — basis. Skepticism, for example, lies at the heart of the simple aphorism “you get what you pay for,” in that a person concerned with purchasing only high-quality products should be wary of those which appear to be underpriced.

And with that in mind, it becomes obvious that a not-insignificant portion of the practice of skepticism in today’s world is directed towards helping people keep their hard-earned dollars in their own wallets. Aside from magazines like Consumer Reports, which try to ensure that products live up to their advertising claims, there are also advocates challenging the assertions of alternative medicine, faith healing, stereo components, automotive products, etc.

Here on the Skeptic Friends Network, we have David Glück (aka Kil and “the Evil Skeptic”) as our own consumer skeptic. With a wide range of interests and experience, David sets out the facts for alt-med, bookstores, Steve Garvey and, most-popularly, the Miracle Thaw, with occassional forays into the reasons for (and philosophy of) skepticism in general. And not to be missed are David’s reports on New Age expos, which highlight the general mentality of the proponents of quite a lot of pseudoscience.


What's New in The Kil Report

Free the Glutens, or When a Cookie isn't Just a Cookie
By Michelle Shires
Posted on: 10/23/2011
Updated on: 10/24/2011


Michelle Shires shows us that free isn't always free, even in nutrition and health.

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