Anti-Science

Global Quickies: Devil-Guided Journalism, Sexual bias, and More

Global Quickies: Devil-Guided Journalism, Sexual bias, and More

IRAQ Doubts are growing about the authenticity of an edict attributed to the Sunni Islamist group Isis controlling the Iraqi city of Mosul about ordering all females aged between 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation.   EGYPT In explanation for jailing of three al-Jazeera journalists, the judge said the devil encouraged them to use journalism against Egypt.   FINLAND (From Radiu... »

New Video! Is That a Magnet in Belinda Carlisle’s Pants?

New Video! Is That a Magnet in Belinda Carlisle’s Pants?

Here’s the sort-of transcript: Belinda Carlisle, beloved lead singer of the Go-Go’s, has hit menopause, which yes, should make all of us feel old. It seems that if there’s one thing worse than bleeding out of your crotch for four or five days a month for 30 or 40 years, it’s menopause. There are emotional swings, anxiety, depression, low-energy, migraines, osteoporosis, and apparently your b... »

Global Quickies: The BBC Doesn’t Want Cranks, India Doesn’t Want Vishnu Cricketers

Global Quickies: The BBC Doesn’t Want Cranks, India Doesn’t Want Vishnu Cricketers

NIGERIA The Nigerian man committed to a hospital psychiatric ward because he did not believe in god has been was released because of a doctors’ strike which has seen many patients discharged. UK The BBC Trust published a progress report about the corporation’s science coverage, which was criticized in 2012 for giving too much air-time to critics who oppose non-contentious issues. BBC journal... »

New Video! Thanks for the Whooping Cough, Jenny McCarthy

New Video! Thanks for the Whooping Cough, Jenny McCarthy

Did you know that there’s currently a pertussis epidemic in California? And that vaccine refusals may have something to do with it? And that Jenny McCarthy is marrying Donnie from NKOTB?? Here’s the video: And here’s the sort-of-transcript: California is currently experiencing a whooping cough epidemic, also known as pertussis. 3,500 cases have been reported thus far and so far, ... »

Update: Claire McCaskill Skewers Dr. Oz!

Update: Claire McCaskill Skewers Dr. Oz!

Last week, I posted a YouTube video telling people that Dr. Oz was due to testify before a Congressional panel on weight loss consumer fraud, and I encouraged people to go to Claire McCaskill’s website and support the assertion that Dr. Oz is a pseudoscience-peddling quack. Well, good news! McCaskill let Oz have it with both barrels: “Why would you say something is a miracle in a bottle?” th... »

New Video! Dr. Oz to Testify Before Congress on Weight Loss Scams

New Video! Dr. Oz to Testify Before Congress on Weight Loss Scams

Just a reminder to my Patreon pals: one hour from now, at 6pm ET on Saturday, I’ll be chatting live with Carrie Poppy about psychics and frauds and vegans and puppies, and you can join in! All $1+ patrons can watch and join the chat. On to the video! Support these videos on Patreon: http://patreon.com/rebecca Let Claire McCaskill know what Dr. Oz has been up to Slate article on Dr. Oz Orac o... »

New Video: Have Scientists Debunked the Myth of the Blonde Ditz?

New Video: Have Scientists Debunked the Myth of the Blonde Ditz?

Support these videos at Patreon.com/rebecca The actual study Mary Brock’s breakdown The bad science at the Telegraph and NY Daily News The video: The sort-of transcript: “Researchers discover that being blond does not make people ditzy,” reads a recent NY Daily News headline. That’s not actually true, but there is evidence to suggest a correlation between lack of intelligence and being a wri... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Fox News on Ice

Bad Chart Thursday: Fox News on Ice

All that hype about the arctic ice melting and how we’re all going to live in water cities built on the backs of dead polar bears? Total bullshit, according to Fox News. I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, the chart showing an INCREASE in polar ice from 2012 to 2013. That’s right. You may have also seen the various rebuttals pointing out that 2012 was a new low for arctic ice, ... »

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