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Category Archive: Skeptic

Jun 16 2013

An Idiot’s Guide To – Tetanus

This is a project I wanted to do for a while. Basically? Anti-Vax vs. Vaccination is a major problem in a large part of the developing world. Quackery movements in general are meshed together. And as I always say, the best ammunition against them is education. So I figure we should discuss some common diseases. …

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Jun 05 2013

Ghostbuster

Ghostbusting has always been a big business. Let’s define it for a second. In this context I refer to the notion that people believe in intelligent beings that are not human or were human that either possess other humans or interfere in the way we live in some way. There has been a proliferation of …

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May 06 2013

Alternative Dentistry

I required some dental work today and had an interesting conversation with the lady who was doing some work on my teeth. As many people who have seen me on the SSA hangout or on one of Ed Brayton’s, they would know that I am one of those old guys with braces. I wore them …

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Apr 25 2013

I Get Mail – Hating My Soapbox

An incident on Reddit made me field a bunch of letters which complain about censorship on my blog and claims that it is an invalid source.

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Apr 25 2013

TrueU – Because Education challenges Superstition

Focus on the Family’s got a new plan. Basically? University and College is pretty poor for “faith” in dogmatic religions. There is little to no onus to keep going to a church and you are suddenly thrown into a mixing bowl of people who are nothing like the small groups you are used to and …

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Apr 23 2013

Deepak Chopra, TED and Game of Thrones

Am I the only one who wishes the SI unit for “bullshitting about science” to be measured in Deepak Chopras? Here is the thing. Simply being liberal doesn’t mean you should move away from what people consider as “big pharmacy”. Pharmacy is entrenched in “Big Business” which is benefitted by the low taxes and reduced …

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Apr 17 2013

Vulture Brigade

There is a tendency among a lot of people who cannot understand a tragedy to utilise it to strengthen their delusional world view. The Boston Marathon Attack has had these “fine” outstanding individuals come boiling out of the woodwork. They cannot accept any such attack without a nefarious plot (well more nefarious than kill random …

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Apr 14 2013

Not the Quacks! – Eleven Angry Strawmen on Vaccines

Carolyn Flannery’s article on vaccines up on Age of Autism is the strawmanniest of strawman arguments with regards to vaccines. And look! She’s got it laid out in a list! Without faffing about, lets dig in to Eleven Vaccine Myths No One Will Say to Our Face.

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Apr 09 2013

Tenth Largest Religion

Can you guess what’s the tenth largest religion on the planet?

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May 18 2012

Mythbuster

Stand Back! We are going to try Science! No… Not these guys. These guys are pretty good!No. No we are dealing with Natural News not the mix of engineering and physics and hard science not to mention statistics that goes into the actual Mythbusters. Instead we have something that can only charitably described as fiction. …

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