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Pseudoscience

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.

I Spy, with the Back of My Eye, a Murderer (or Not)

22 Oct 2020

Promising nuggets in early scientific research can quickly take hold of the public imagination and continue to spread well past their sell-by date, a lesson we are all learning the hard way during...

How Astrology Escaped the Pull of Science

9 Oct 2020

Astrology is a funny thing. After having put up with decades of scientific probing, it has retreated to the one area that shields it from a rational critique: mysticism. It may surprise us to learn...

The Psychiatrist Who Calmly Denies Reality

24 Sep 2020

It is alarming to find a popular medical doctor on the Internet who claims that appendicitis—a common inflammation of the appendix which can lead to sepsis and death—is no big deal. According to...

COVID-19 Nonsense May Not Be Benign

17 Sep 2020

There is a great deal of nonsense being spread about COVID-19. No matter how outrageous a claim, it gets traction with some people. It seems hard to believe that some actually believe that Bill...

Zinc Supplements and COVID-19

3 Sep 2020

As a young physician, in 1968, Dr. Ritchie was part of a group that demonstrated the benefits of vitamin E supplementation in preventing anemia in formula-fed premature babies. After that, he does...

Patently False: The Disinformation Over Coronavirus Patents

28 Aug 2020

Since the pandemic started, some public figures with a pronounced distrust of authority have gone on a patent hunt. We have seen Mike Adams, the Plandemic conspiracy film, and a recent French video...

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