Pseudo-scholarship
Pseudo-scholarship (from pseudo- + scholarship) is a work (e.g., publication, lecture) or body of work that is presented as, but is not, the product of rigorous and objective study or research; the ac...
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.
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.
Pseudoarchaeology
Pseudoarchaeology — also known as alternative archaeology, fringe archaeology, fantastic archaeology, or cult archaeology — refers to interpretations of the past from outside of the archaeological sci...
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Pseudohistory
"Pseudohistory" is a pejorative term applied to a type of historical revisionism. It purports to be history, and uses ostensibly-scholarly methods and techniques (which in fact depart from standard h...
Pseudoscience
Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is falsely presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status...
Pseudoscientific language comparison
Pseudoscientific language comparison is a form of pseudo-scholarship that has the objective of establishing historical associations between languages by naive postulations of similarities between them...
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.
Pseudoreligion
Pseudoreligion, or pseudotheology, is a generally pejorative term applied to a non-mainstream belief-system or philosophy which is functionally similar to a religious movement, typically having a foun...
Spirit Pond runestones
The Spirit Pond runestones are three stones with allegedly runic inscriptions, found at Spirit Pond in Phippsburg, Maine in 1971 by a Walter J. Elliott, Jr., a carpenter born in Bath, Maine. The stone...
Spirit Pond runestones - Wikipedia
Antineoplaston
The Burzynski Clinic is a medical clinic in Texas, United States founded in 1976 and offering unproven cancer treatment. It is best known for the controversial "antineoplaston therapy"—a chemotherapy ...
Pseudophilosophy
Pseudophilosophy is a term applied to criticize philosophical ideas or systems which are claimed not to meet an expected set of standards.
Pseudophilosophy is used:
Egbert Richter-Ushanas
Egbert Richter (also publishing under the pen name of Richter-Ushanas, after uśánas, a Vedic rishi) is a German freelance writer and lecturer, author of self-published (Egbert Richter Verlag, register...
Mayanism
Mayanism is a non-codified eclectic collection of New Age beliefs, influenced in part by Pre-Columbian Maya mythology and some folk beliefs of the modern Maya peoples. Adherents of this belief syste...
Warren Smith (author)
Warren Billy Smith, (Iowa, 1931–2003) was an American author who wrote books on cryptozoology and the hollow earth theory.
Smith was a writer born in West Virginia, who lived in Iowa starting in 1...
Rudolf Falb
Rudolf Falb (born April 14, 1838 in Obdach (Styria, Austrian Empire; died September 29, 1903 in Schöneberg, German Empire) was an Austrian popularizer of natural history who concerned himself with ear...
Rudolf Falb - Wikipedia
Rumpology
Rumpology or "Bottom Reading" is a pseudoscience akin to physiognomy, performed by examining crevices, dimples, warts, moles and folds of a person's buttocks in much the same way a chirologist would r...
Anal wink
The anal wink, anal reflex, perineal reflex, or anocutaneous reflex is the reflexive contraction of the external anal sphincter upon stroking of the skin around the anus. A noxious or tactile stimulus...
Talpiot Tomb
The Talpiot Tomb (or Talpiyot Tomb) is a rock-cut tomb discovered in 1980 in the East Talpiot neighborhood, five kilometers south of the Old City in East Jerusalem. It contained ten ossuaries, six of ...
Talpiot Tomb - Wikipedia
Crank (person)
"Crank" is a pejorative term used for a person who holds an unshakable belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false. A crank belief is so wildly at variance with those commonly h...
The Jesus Family Tomb
The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History (ISBN 0061192023) is a controversial book by Simcha Jacobovici and Charles R. Pellegrino (with a For...
The Jesus Family Tomb - Wikipedia
L. Taylor Hansen
L. (Lucile) Taylor Hansen (November 30, 1897 – May 1976) was a writer of science fiction popular science articles and books who used a male writing persona for the early part of her career. She is the...