Anti-Science

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, ... »

Global Quickies: Brave Women, Questionable Police Merit, and More

Global Quickies: Brave Women, Questionable Police Merit, and More

NIGERIA A local human rights group reports that the young girls kidnapped from a school are being sold into marriage with their Boko Haram abductors for $12. CANADA Calgary and Edmonton have declared a measles outbreak. The outbreak has been linked to dangerously low levels of immunizations. SPAIN Spain’s government is being taken to court over a minister’s decision to give the country... »

Captain Janeway, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Us?

I believe that our resident astronomer Nicole will soon be posting about the new geocentric documentary, “The Principle,” but in the meanwhile, here’s a bit of a rant about that, plus our expectations of actors and how Kate Mulgrew is anti-abortion and that makes me even sadder. Close-enough transcript follows! PS: If you like these videos, why not become a Patreon supporter mayb... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Bra Cancer

Bad Chart Thursday: Bra Cancer

Hey, ladies. Maybe you’ve heard that “scientists” want you to stop wearing a bra. And by “scientists,” I mean this guy. Apparently, wearing a bra gives you breast cancer, according to breaking news from an intrepid reporter. And by breaking news, I mean studies that don’t actually show this, some that are 20 years old, and by intrepid reporter, I mean ^ that guy. It all started with a 1991 study, ... »

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Everyone here already knows that Jenny McCarthy is famous these days mostly for promoting the dangerous and continuously debunked idea that vaccines cause autism, as well as related misconceptions concerning both vaccines and autism. And everyone already knows that she continues to get a platform on television and in the mainstream media, regardless of how many times other people speak up about ho... »

When Corporations Attempt “Autism Awareness”

When Corporations Attempt “Autism Awareness”

This post by Chelsea K originally appeared on Grounded Parents, where you can read the entire article, including updates, and leave a comment. It’s the weekend. You want to go out to eat. You don’t want takeout. You want to sit down and feel fancy, dammit, even if your kids are climbing on you with food smeared on their faces. Maybe you’re thinking about going to Chili’s. I... »

Global Quickies: Outbreaks, Sects, and All You Can Eat Buffets

Global Quickies: Outbreaks, Sects, and All You Can Eat Buffets

WORLD Cool (and depressing) interactive map that visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. MALAYSIA (from Kok Sen Wai) After the publication of recent statutory rape statistics, a politician implied that non-Muslims are more tolerant of child rape, hence do not report it a... »

Is there a secular argument against abortion?

Is there a secular argument against abortion?

Yesterday, an article was published about atheists at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Featured prominently in the article was Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists. In it, Dave was quoted as saying, “I will admit there is a secular argument against abortion. You can’t deny that it’s there, and it’s maybe not as clean cut as school prayer, right to die, and gay marri... »

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