Author Archives: Ryan Haupt

About Ryan Haupt

Ryan Haupt is a PhD student studying Paleontology at the University of Wyoming. He also hosts the weekly podcast Science... sort of (http://sciencesortof.com/). People say it's like Skeptoid, but way longer and fun. Follow his adventures in science on twitter: @haupt

Anit-Viral Ads: Lucky Strikes

Advertisements upset me. They seem designed to appeal to the misinformed, uninformed, or gullible; preying upon every emotional and logical weakness they can find. I often find myself insulted on behalf of humanity that the people behind these schemes think … Continue reading

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Anti-Viral Ad Supplement: Spam Is Not Always A Scam

I’m feeling under the weather today so I’m not up to my usual anti-advertisement tirade. However, since our Overlord Dunning has made it clear by example that a totally valid blog post can be made up of links to other … Continue reading

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Anti-Viral Ads: HD Vision Sunglasses

Advertisements upset me. They seem designed to appeal to the misinformed, uninformed, or gullible; preying upon every emotional and logical weakness they can find. I often find myself insulted on behalf of humanity that the people behind these schemes think … Continue reading

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Anti-Viral Ads: DirecTV Genie

Advertisements upset me. They seem designed to appeal to the misinformed, uninformed, or gullible; preying upon every emotional and logical weakness they can find. I often find myself insulted on behalf of humanity that the people behind these schemes think … Continue reading

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Anti-Viral Ads: 5-hour ENERGY

Advertisements upset me. They seem designed to appeal to the misinformed, uninformed, or gullible; preying upon every emotional and logical weakness they can find. I often find myself insulted on behalf of humanity that the people behind these schemes think … Continue reading

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Quack Medicine Fakeout: Chiropodist

Back in May I found myself strolling the streets of London just observing the madness that is that city. And while out and about I spied a sign that made my skepticism gland secrete, so I snapped a photo and … Continue reading

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Comic ‘The Big Lie’ Delivers Just That

Quick note before you dive in: I’m a big time comic nerd, so when possible I’ll use comics to inform about skepticism, which is what I attempted in the following post. This was originally posted on my personal blog, The … Continue reading

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An Introduction… Sort Of

A little while ago Mr. Dunning sent out the call for potential bloggers for some hair-brained pyramid scheme he’d concocted. Now I barely have time to keep up with my own blogs (which can be found at paleocave.com and livingthescilife.tumblr.com), but … Continue reading

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