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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

I was right: The teacher admits that Airborne doesn’t work

A while back, I wrote about Airborne, the “herbal” concoction designed by a schoolteacher that is touted as preventing colds and the flu if taken preemptively or lessening their severity if taken early on in the course of a cold. I concluded that there was no evidence that it did what Victoria Knight-McDowell, a schoolteacher […]

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Evolution Intelligent design/creationism Pseudoscience Science

The “Darwin Is Dead” carnival

I love blog carnivals. In fact, I love ’em so much that I hosted four of them took one over when its creator decided to retire from blogging. But here’s one that PZ, RPM, Afarensis, and all of the other ScienceBloggers inclined to defend evolution will want to wander over to see just how inane […]

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Announcements Autism Pseudoscience

Why not just castrate them?

There are many quack treatments for autism, ranging from the benign and ineffective to the harmful and ineffective. Mark and David Geier have come up with one that’s definitely harmful, chemical castration. I thought I’d seen it all, but this is the vilest quackery I’ve seen yet.

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Evolution Humor Paranormal Pseudoscience

Who says the Flying Spaghetti Monster isn’t real?

His Noodliness walks (or flies) among us, and here’s the evidence. Hey, it’s better than any “evidence” that I’ve seen supporting the existence of UFO’s or ghosts.

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