Fallacy
A fallacy is the use of poor, or invalid, reasoning for the construction of an argument. It is also used to refer to "an argument which appears to be correct but is not." If an argument is fallacious,...
The quack behind the MSG scare is still stoking fear for profit
How Russell Blaylock worked his way into every reprehensible health scam from anti-chemo to anti-vaxx.
Anti-vaccine websites trick parents with these 'facts'
Anti-vaccine websites use a clever mixture of heart-wrenching stories, pseudoscience and outright deceit to convince parents not to vaccinate their children, according to a new study. Researchers une...
Has the secret to eternal life been found? Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 3.5 MILLION year old immortal bacteria
A Russian scientist has injected himself with a 3.5 million year old 'eternal life' bacteria found in the Siberian permafrost - and says he is stronger and never gets ill.
Teen Boy Will Be Charged As Adult For Having Naked Pics of a Minor: Himself
North Carolina 17-year-old caught in a sexting scandal faces charges of sexually exploiting a minor that could land him in jail for up to 10 years, since the law considers him an adult. But one of the...
Coca-Cola Is Funding Obesity Research With A Biased Message, Nutrition Experts Say
Coca-Cola came under fire Monday for donating millions of dollars to a nonprofit that has been spreading the message in medical journals and through social media that the blame for America's obesity e...
Study Shows Parents Are Inclined To Misjudge Child Happiness
Parents’ estimations of their children’s happiness differ significantly from the child’s own assessment of their feelings, a study has shown. Research by psychologists at Plymouth University showed pa...
Harvard neurosurgeon confirms the afterlife exists
Do we have a soul? Is there life after death? Harvard neurosurgeon shares his personal experience...
'Return To Life': How some children have memories of reincarnation
It’s not unusual for little boys to have vivid imaginations, but Ryan’s stories were truly legendary. His mother Cyndi said it all began...
Picture of an Alien on the walls of Ancient Egypt
There are many internet websites that make claims that are quite extraordinary. This particular article addresses the claim that there are pictures of Aliens on the walls of temples and tombs in Ancie...
Pseudoscience - James Randi - Investigating Pseudoscientific and Paranormal Claims
This hour long lecture is from the McGill University's Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium on the confrontation and threat of pseudoscience in contempora...
Pseudoscience
Carl Sagan on the pseudoscience of Astrology.
R-peak
The QRS complex is a name for the combination of three of the graphical deflections seen on a typical electrocardiogram (ECG). It is usually the central and most visually obvious part of the tracing. ...
R-peak - Wikipedia
The quack behind the MSG scare is still stoking fear for profit
How Russell Blaylock worked his way into every reprehensible health scam from anti-chemo to anti-vaxx.
Denying a conjunct
A false dilemma (also called black-and-white thinking, bifurcation, denying a conjunct, the either–or fallacy, false dichotomy, fallacy of exhaustive hypotheses, the fallacy of false choice, the falla...
Nirvana fallacy
The nirvana fallacy is a name given to the informal fallacy of comparing actual things with unrealistic, idealized alternatives. It can also refer to the tendency to assume that there is a perfect sol...
Wisdom of repugnance
The wisdom of repugnance, or the yuck factor, also known informally as "appeal to disgust",is the belief that an intuitive (or "deep-seated") negative response to some thing, idea or practice should b...
Teen Boy Will Be Charged As Adult For Having Naked Pics of a Minor: Himself
North Carolina 17-year-old caught in a sexting scandal faces charges of sexually exploiting a minor that could land him in jail for up to 10 years, since the law considers him an adult. But one of the...
Study Shows Parents Are Inclined To Misjudge Child Happiness
Parents’ estimations of their children’s happiness differ significantly from the child’s own assessment of their feelings, a study has shown. Research by psychologists at Plymouth University showed pa...
Base rate fallacy
Base rate fallacy, also called base rate neglect or base rate bias, is a formal fallacy. If presented with related base rate information (i.e. generic, general information) and specific information (i...
Mental literacy
Mental literacy is a pseudoscientific and popular psychological term coined by Tony Buzan.
Tony Buzan, the "mind map guru" originated the term mental literacy. The term is directly derived from t...
National mysticism
National mysticism (German Nationalmystik) is a form of nationalism which raises the nation to the status of numen or divinity. Its best known instance is Germanic mysticism, which gave rise to occult...
Orbital tuning
Orbital tuning refers to the process of adjusting the time scale of a geologic or climate record so that the observed fluctuations correspond to the Milankovitch cycles in the Earth's orbital motion. ...
Argument to moderation
Argument to moderation (Latin: argumentum ad temperantiam; also known as [argument from] middle ground, false compromise, gray fallacy and the golden mean fallacy) is an informal fallacy which asserts...
Norumbega
Norumbega (or Norumbègue, Nurumbega, etc.) was a legendary settlement in northeastern North America, inextricably connected with attempts to demonstrate Viking incursions in New England. An early ref...
Norumbega - Wikipedia
State of Shinshi
Shinshi (Hangeul: 신시, Hanja: 神市) or Baedal (Hangul: 배달국, Hanja: 倍達國) is a legendary ancient Korean nation that preceded Gojoseon in Hwandangogi. Shinshi literally means "City of God(s)/Spirit(s)" (i.e...
Pierre Plantard
Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair (born Pierre Athanase Marie Plantard, 18 March 1920 – 3 February 2000) was a French draughtsman, best known for being the principal perpetrator of the Priory of Si...