Fed drug contol budget
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Guv’ment Spending Edition

So you want to make a deliberately misleading chart by doctoring a genuine one and you don’t really care how fake it looks because OBAMA? Maybe you have a poor-resolution …

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Cumulative cyborg deaths chart
FeaturedRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Ebola, or Cyborgs, Will Kill Us All

I don’t know about you, but the first question I ask when hearing about a tragedy on another continent is WHAT ABOUT ME? So naturally, when I read this Forbes …

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cider growth
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Big Cider

When I first saw the headline “The fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the US isn’t a beer, wine, or spirit,” I immediately assumed the simplest, most obvious interpretation—that some kind of …

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Bell Curve chart
Feminism

Sam Harris Doesn’t Understand Bell Curves

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another round of Bad Chart Thursday. This week, rather than make fun of a bad chart, I was inspired to write a …

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Abortion pie chart
Anti-ScienceFeaturedFeminismRandom Asides

Bad Chart Thursday: Abortions and House Fires

Hey, did you know that the leading cause of DEATH in the United States is not heart disease? It’s true. I saw it on Facebook, thanks to a tip from …

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Getting ready
Random Asides

Bad Chart Thursday: Pie Charts for Ladies

Hey, ladies. Are you tired of men using complicated charts and graphs to convey their brilliant man brain thoughts deliberately so that women won’t understand them? Because everyone knows women …

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elevator button
ScienceSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Attack of the Hospital Elevator Buttons

I came across this article in my feed, titled “Why you should never, ever touch that hospital elevator button.” I already knew, based on the title, why I probably shouldn’t touch …

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Terry Richardson & Dov Charney
Feminism

Bad Chart Thursday: Exposing Dov Charney & Terry Richardson

I had never thought much of Terry Richardson or Dov Charney, but all the information I’d heard about “them”, until very recently, somehow ended up in the same mental box, …

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