Anti-Science

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

    This post was originally published February 5, 2015, but the measles situation has only worsened since then, with anti-vaccination propaganda leading to the worst outbreak since measles was all but eradicated in 2000, so this post is unfortunately timely once again. Roman Bystrianyk and Suzanne Humphries have a cherry to pick with proponents of vaccination. Their article on the measles…

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  • A Daytime TV Polygraph Led to a Suicide

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: There’s a lot of pseudoscience in daytime TV, like Dr. Oz shilling magical beans that will make you lose weight or live forever or whatever, and Dr. Phil doing whatever it is that he does. But there’s one particular…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: The “Realistic” Scale of Climate Change Denial

    To deny climate change in 2019, in the face of overwhelming evidence and the effects of climate change manifesting all around us, requires either a high level of ignorance and scientific illiteracy or sociopathic extremes of dishonesty. Today’s bad chart has both! It comes from Patrick Moore, policy adviser on climate and energy for the Heartland Institute, the organization known…

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  • Colorado (Denver) Can Vote to Legalize Psilocybin aka Magic Mushrooms Tuesday

    Tomorrow, Denver, Colorado has the opportunity to legalize the recreational use of Psilocybin aka Magic Mushrooms. A yes vote on ordinance 301, Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative is a vote in favor of decriminalizing the possession of mushrooms containing the psychedelic compound psilocybin. Technically, this would make possession the lowest priority for law enforcement since our federal government still considers many helpful…

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  • Caster Semenya triumphant

    Maybe “the integrity of female athletics” is a bad idea

    I can’t stop thinking of this photo of Lynsey Sharp being hugged by fellow White lady Melissa Bishop after losing to Caster Semenya. The recently announced ruling that will force Semenya to take drugs to lower her natural testosterone levels has been widely discussed for the completely scientifically unfounded, racist, sexist, and homophobic, not to mention simply inhumane, dumpster fire of…

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  • Measles Hits a New Record & Vaccines STILL DON’T CAUSE AUTISM

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Two science news stories came out this week and I just love the coincidental timing: first, measles has hit a new record here in the United States. Nearly 700 people have been infected throughout 22 different states, which is the most of any year since the year 2000. Why is the year…

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  • Why the Largest AIDS Charity in the World is WRONG

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: The AIDS Healthcare Foundation was established in 1987 as a place for AIDS patients to receive critical end-of-life care in a time when many hospitals refused to do anything for them. Today, they provide a wide variety of healthcare services out of clinics and pharmacies, to more than a million people in…

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  • City Removes Fluoride from Water, Everyone’s Teeth Fall Out

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Bodily fluids. Is there anything more precious? Which is why conspiracy theorists the world ‘round are terrified of the things that may be in our drinking water. No, not dangerous levels of all-natural lead, which ended up in Flint’s drinking water because of an anti-corrosive the government was failing to add to…

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