Daily Overload – News in short (27-12-2013)

Hi Folks,

This post is just quick links to all the other stories that I have read today, but not had time ( or inclination ) to write up in full.


Quran ‘healer’ kills patient in Yemen

Man reportedly trampled on woman’s neck in order to exorcise what he believed was a demon



Doctors misdiagnose depression 86 per cent of the time

An accurate title for this story would have been: “86% of over-65s in the U.S. who say they recall a doctor or other medical professional saying they had “depression” in the past year don’t remember enough symptoms in the past year to meet the DSM criteria for MDE“.



Psychic Predictions for 2013

There are people who predict the future for such things for a living. Here is a roundup of what some of the top psychics, seers, and mentalists say is in store for us in 2013.




Since the holidays tend to fill my alleged free time with family commitments and I need to rewrite some RSS feeds (am I lucky or what?), I thought I would take this opportunity to answer the letter since it will require zero research.



Can Muslim lands learn to tolerate Christianity?

In some parts of the world, Herod’s massacre of the innocents is a living tradition. On Christmas Day in Iraq, 37 people were killed in bomb attacks in Christian districts of Baghdad. Radical Islamists mark — and stain — the season with brutality and intolerance.



In Atheists We Distrust

Subjects believe that people behave better when they think that God is watching over them.




I’ll add to this through the day.

All the best.

Richard AKA The Skeptical Bear


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