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Pseudoscience's Constant Appeal in the Shadow of Beautiful Science

10 Mar 2023

Fifty years ago, polymath Jacob Bronowski, creator of the TV series The Ascent of Man, and author of the book by the same title wrote:

The Healy Is Old Woo in New Clothes

2 Dec 2022

“I wanted to be a self-healer.” So says Chloe Angeline on Instagram, where she goes by the name “Self-Healing Mama.” Antidepressants and anxiety medication made her feel like a zombie, so she...

How to Be a Better Ghost Hunter

28 Oct 2022

It was an honour to speak to a ghost. He looked quite normal and even knew how to operate a computer. Truth be told, he wasn’t a real ghost, but some people thought he was.

The Neuro Emotional Technique Is a Bizarre Hybrid of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Applied Kinesiology

16 Sep 2022

In April of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a documentary film premiered on YouTube and its title could not have been more relevant: Stressed.

Acupressure for the Hiccups: Cure or Placebo?

9 Sep 2022

Whether you are in a quiet library, giving an important presentation, or showing up to a first date, hiccups always seem to come up at the worst times. Folklore tells us that hiccups happen when...

Oh My, There is Cyanide in B12 Supplements. Really.

17 Aug 2022

There are many things in life to worry about but cyanide in vitamin B12 supplements is not one of them. Why do I bring this up? Because of a video that has been circulating about “the toxic...

Infertility: A Diabolical Agenda Is Anti-Vaxx Sleight-of-Hand Propaganda

12 Jul 2022

There is a lot to unpack in the deceptively simple (and simply deceptive) 30-minute documentary Infertility: A Diabolical Agenda, released on June 10, 2022.

Not Seeing Eye-to-Eye With an Eye Visionary

8 Jul 2022

Being in the business of separating sense from nonsense for several decades, I have across many contemptible scams. One of the most outrageous ones entices people to fork out money for a...

Are Acne Face Maps a Help or a Hoax?

22 Jun 2022

The French word for pimple is “bouton”. This also happens to be the French word for button. It presents a more positive image than the English word “pimple,” which originates from the old English ...


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