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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Venn
FeaturedRandom AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: #SOTU Edition

The State of the Union now comes with full-color illustrations, which is nice for the kids, Powerpoint addicts, and anyone who wants to add another layer to the SOTU drinking …

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Father Time
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Bad Chart Thursday: New Years Linked to Autism

Shocking news from the unironically named website The Mind Unleashed: “MIT Researcher’s New Warning: At Today’s Rate, Half Of All U.S. Children Will Be Autistic By 2025.”* Autism: a fate …

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Myers-Briggs and politics
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Who Are You?

I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality inventory, in high school, and when I got my horoscope results, I admit that I was pretty amazed at how well it …

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Venezuelan election chart
Random AsidesSkepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: Worst Chart in the Multiverse

This week’s chart is not recent, but I missed it the first time around, and it’s so terrifically bad, I have to share it in case you missed it too. …

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