Category: Science

Debunking pseudoscience

The Ancient Aliens’ Atrocity

The ‘Ancient Aliens’ Atrocity This post was originally published on Mar 19 2015 here Today Atheists Against Pseudoscientific Nonsense takes its proverbial baseball bat to the skull that is the intellectual clusterfuck known as the ‘Ancient Aliens.’ Before treading any further down this alley, we would like to take a moment to make something clear.…
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What Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter Fails to Address

What Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter Fails to Address (Above is the picture of the Wyoming) There are many, many flaws with the Genesis story of Noah’s Flood, and there are many articles debunking it as well. So to add the case we will debunk just the size and construction of the wooden Ark alone. The ark was purported…
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Responses to Popular Anti-GMO Arguments & Rhetoric

Responses to Popular Anti-GMO Arguments & Rhetoric     The typical rhetoric from the anti-GMO crowd can range anywhere from harmless, benign questions to malignant, ignorant claims based on complete scientific illiteracy. There are hundreds of questions, concerns, and claims from the anti-GMO movement, some more legitimate than others, but I will only be addressing a…
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The Wolfe Howls Nonsense

A plea to think. When it comes to whole cloth nonsense, one can think of few better examples than David Wolfe. His fear mongering pseudoscience dupes people into believing the most outrageous of claims. It is scary to think that a man who actually believes that without salt being in water it would just ‘float…
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Logic, reason and pseudscientific nonsense

Logic, reason and pseudscientific nonsense Originally published on www.answers-in-reason.com as Logic, reason and pseudscience The tripartite definition of knowledge states that propositional knowledge , i.e. knowledge that p , has three individually necessary and jointly sufficient conditions: justification, truth and belief. In short, propositional knowledge is justified true belief. The belief condition requires that anyone who knows…
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Facts are Facts!

  Facts are Facts! When the facts and evidence contradicts ones beliefs then you need to change your beliefs because facts are facts regardless of what you believe. -Fact: We evolved from a common ancestor that we share with other great apes. Evidence: Fossils found in Africa and DNA studies have consistently shown us this…
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Child Abuse Through Pseudoscience

Jim Hubble has to be one of the worst alternative medicine wackloones/ quacks out there. His solution he has come up with is comparable to industrial bleach, http://miraclemineral.org/ roughly 28% sodium chlorite in distilled water. MMS is falsely promoted as a cure for HIV, hepatitis viruses, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, autism, acne, cancer,…
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“Burger Fear Mongering.”

A report quickly went viral which claims to explain what happens to our bodies when we eat a McDonald’s Big Mac: As a biology major and skeptic I was immediately intrigued by this, so I began reading through the post — and holy hell… I quickly found myself reading an article that was nothing more than…
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The case against creationists and religious fundamentalism

Religious fundamentalists really do have a habit of wearing down on those of us in the scientific community. They tend to say something nonsensical and disingenuous, then when people point it out they either don’t respond or when they do, it’s often always the same rhetoric some other fool quoted, just in a… different religious…
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The Three Strikes on Organic Foods.

Over the years organic foods have taken the produce aisle by storm, yet is there anything to substantiate this claim? Although most informed individuals already know organic foods are not sustainable to the general population, there are many purported claims to the benifits of organic foods vs. conventionally harvested produce. In classic AAPN style, we…
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