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The Anti-Vaccine Propaganda of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

16 Apr 2021

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., does not want you to think of him as an anti-vaxxer. I have yet to meet an anti-vaxxer—someone who spreads misinformation about all vaccines being harmful—who is comfortable...

The Doomsday Prophecy of Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche

24 Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has attracted a swarm of vocal contrarians like little else in the recent past. These public commentators, often bedazzled with advanced degrees, have painted themselves as...

The Tooth Fairy Science of Bite Mark Comparisons

4 Mar 2021

The idea of using teeth to identify someone has a long history. One of the earliest recorded cases (and perhaps the very first one) dates back to the first century. The wife of Roman Emperor...

Zen and the Art of Talking to Conspiracy Theorists

25 Feb 2021

Imagine if a close family member told you your romantic partner was a bad match for you. Not only is your loving partner being criticized, but you feel personally attacked as well. If your relative...

Back Away From “America’s Frontline Doctors”

4 Feb 2021

Not a day goes by without a video being forwarded to me accompanied by the question, “Is this true?” Invariably the answer is “um..no..there is no evidence,” and that usually ends the discussion....

The Droning Preacher of Mitochondrial Ecstasy

4 Feb 2021

Sometimes a highly credentialed person steeped in the sciences has a misleading epiphany and makes a 90-degree course correction, building a large following of people who resonate with their new...

Enough To Make Scientists Cry!

8 Dec 2020

People have been asking about a video by anti-vaxxer Del Bigtree who claims that the COVID-19 vaccines have not been properly tested, made animals deathly ill in trials, and are ineffective and...

The Clown Prince of Wellness

19 Nov 2020

There is a man on the Internet known for satirizing wellness trends who was recently censored on YouTube for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories. JP Sears made a name for himself by gently...

This Paper Argues an Amulet May Protect from COVID. Should It Have Been Published?

5 Nov 2020

“It’s not a hoax! It’s not a hoax!” Dr. Moses Turkle Bility, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, told me over Zoom. And I believe him.

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