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Category Archives: Pseudoscience
I have confession: I love ghosts. Well, it’s more correct to say that I am in love with the concept of ghosts. Spooky stories, spine-tingling tales, creepy cautionary tales, haunted houses, I enjoy the whole shebang. I have yet to … Continue reading
I came across a post on Facebook which is actually pretty dangerous. Not in the normal way I tackle on this blog of people buying useless products or increasing the risk of disease long-term by not getting proper medical treatment, … Continue reading
Usually I try to post a informational or educational piece. This week I will take a little tilt at a windmill. A skeptical complaint letter. Occasionally I will listen to talk radio. The top rated talk radio station in my … Continue reading
New Year’s Day 2014 brought hundreds of new laws into effect in California. Everything from new gun regulations to laws on fracking and hands-free texting for teens went on the books. Tucked among them was AB 1252, which codified Section … Continue reading
This week a viral video made the rounds showing a guy demonstrating how to open a bottle of beer with simply a rectangular refrigerator magnet and a quarter. It seemed like most people either accepted it as truth or tried … Continue reading
Last December, I received an email that made me frown. No, not some woo-mail promoting whatever unscientific fad, and not even the usual viagra-related spam. It was a fundraising email from the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) which I respect. … Continue reading
Whenever I write on Skeptoid about medical topics, it seems a majority of both the content of my posts as well as most of the responses to comments is spent in repeating over and over that anecdote is not evidence. … Continue reading
Darryl Anka was born in Ottawa on October 12, 1951. He moved to Los Angeles as a child where his father, a nightclub entertainer, was expected to become the “next Mario Lanza.” Musical fame found its way down another branch … Continue reading
In my previous article, I began my response to Russell Blaylock’s 2012 essay “The Deadly Impossibility Of Herd Immunity Through Vaccination” in which he seems to claim that vaccines are essentially worthless and therefore the nationwide mandates for immunization are … Continue reading
A quote generally attributed to former Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan says “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Unfortunately, many popular websites used as sources to back up false claims and pseudoscience never … Continue reading