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.
The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational
The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't mean our brains don't have major limitations. The l...
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.
Cognitive bias
A cognitive bias is a pattern of deviation in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion. Individuals create their own "subjective social reali...
Cognitive inertia
Cognitive inertia refers to the tendency for beliefs or sets of beliefs to endure once formed. In particular, cognitive inertia describes the human inclination to rely on familiar assumptions and exhi...
Pathological science
Pathological science is an area of research where "people are tricked into false results ... by subjective effects, wishful thinking or threshold interactions". The term was first used by Irving Langm...
Pathological science - Wikipedia
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...
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.
The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational
The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't mean our brains don't have major limitations. The l...
Baconian method
The Baconian method is the investigative method developed by Sir Francis Bacon. The method was put forward in Bacon's book Novum Organum (1620), or 'New Method', and was supposed to replace the method...
Atomidine
Atomidine is a liquid iodine preparation that was recommended as a therapeutic measure in over 600 "readings" (channelled writings) by Edgar Cayce. The manufacturing method is called a "modified detox...
Semmelweis reflex
The Semmelweis reflex or "Semmelweis effect" is a metaphor for the reflex-like tendency to reject new evidence or new knowledge because it contradicts established norms, beliefs or paradigms.The term ...
Eugenics
Eugenics (/juːˈdʒɛnɪks/; from Greek εὐγενής eugenes "well-born" from εὖ eu, "good, well" and γένος genos, "race, stock, kin") is the belief and practice which aims at improving the genetic quality of ...
Eugenics - Wikipedia
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...
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...
List of cognitive biases
Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral econ...
Confirmation bias
Confirmation bias, also called myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one's beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a sys...
Confirmation bias - Wikipedia
Idola fori
Idola fori (singular Idolum fori), sometimes translated as "Idols of the Market Place" or "Idols of the Forum", are a category of logical fallacy which results from the imperfect correspondences betwe...
Idola theatri
Idola theatri (singular Idolum theatri) is a type of tendency towards logical fallacy or error, normally translated as "Idols of the Theatre." The Latin was coined by Sir Francis Bacon in his Novum Or...