Saturday, November 28, 2009

Another precinct heard from on autism "cures"

The always-awesome Mind Hacks has a post on on a paper written by Dr. Carlos Pardo and his colleagues which they prefaced by asking people not to use their findings as the basis for treatments.

Guess what people did. Yep.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Orac on the Biomed Movement

The autism “biomed” movement: Uncontrolled and unethical experimentation on autistic children.


Religion is Stupid

Or, at least, it has the ability to stupid up anything it touches. Exhibit A: This article in Slate about David Hamilton and one of the weirdest arguments I've ever encountered.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Pseudoscience! Boo!

Emily from A Life Less Ordinary? does it again. This time with an excellent treatise on pseudoscience.

I really enjoy using the word 'treatise', by the way.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009 continues to be awesome

This time, they're ripping into Jenny McCarthy and Suzanne Somers: Go get 'em, guys!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Onion on The Constitution

Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be

My favorite bit: Mortensen's passion for safeguarding the elaborate fantasy world in which his conception of the Constitution resides is greatly respected by his likeminded friends and relatives, many of whom have been known to repeat his unfounded assertions verbatim when angered.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Halloween Costumes made of Awesome (and velcro)

Wired recently ran a Halloween costume contest. Here are the winners!

My favorite is "Sexy cosmic microwave background radiation"!

No, really.

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Bad Science

If you're not reading Ben Goldacre's Bad Science, by all means check it out.

Here's an excellent place to start.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

God Tells You How to Pee Wow. I have no words. Just check out this wackjob:

I mean, dude. I'm sorry your mother never told you she loved you but don't take it out on us.


Hey, you got your facts in my alien!

No, you got your alien in my facts!

Thanks, National Geographic, for pointing out that the Panama Alien is a Sloth.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Take THAT, Mayans!

National Geographic Online debunks a bunch of lame-ass 2012 myths. Though, I have to admit that the picture to the left is totally badass.

The Adventures of God Man!

From Tom the Dancing Bug, it's The Adventures of God Man!.



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Teacher Claims Fingerprinting Is ‘Mark of the Beast’


From Wired: Teacher Claims Fingerprinting Is ‘Mark of the Beast’. Ugh. Just ugh. Is she worried about the Trilateral Commission, too?