Abortion children
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Random Axes

I’ve had maybe three hours of sleep over the past few days, and my ability to sentence words is at a statistically significant low. But my sleep deprivation is your …

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silly venn
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Nielsen’s Pretty . . . Useless Charts

If you’ve ever seen a Nielsen report or article, you’ve seen the company’s charts. In fact, the reports often read more like brochures, as though marketing their market research is …

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Age of death and musical genre
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: How Hip Hop, Heavy Metal, and My Little Pony Can Kill You

University of Sydney researcher Dianna Theadora Kenny recently wrote an article titled “Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy,” about her research into early mortality and …

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CDC HIV most affected
Anti-ScienceSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Straight Men Can’t Get HIV Because “Science”

Sometimes, a perfectly good chart can be used to make flawed, even downright harmful arguments. It’s not the chart’s fault. It’s just hanging out, unassumingly presenting some data about, say, …

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Dove social engineering
FeminismSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Dove’s #NewspeakBeautiful

I always knew that George Orwell was on to something. Sure, he was a little off on the year when it would all go down–1984 was more the year of …

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Male/Female primary fantasy chart
Anti-ScienceRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Public Displays of Affection

I wasn’t going to do a Valentine’s Day post. It’s a holiday that doesn’t really cross my radar except for maybe the prospect of discounted candy after it’s over. But …

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G14.7-US-Measles-RM-1900-1987
Anti-ScienceRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: The TRUTH about Bad Measles Charts the Mainstream Media Is Suppressing

Roman Bystrianyk and Suzanne Humphries have a cherry to pick with proponents of vaccination. Their article on the measles vaccine was recently published on Health Impact News’s Vaccine Impact website …

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Terrible Race Pie Charts
FeaturedRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Redefining Race

So you want to make a point about Americans’ skewed perceptions of race? Step One: Don’t use a racist chart. Even if your heart is in the right place. Even …

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