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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Popular culture Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Mike Adams, the “yoga mat chemical,” and the chemical apocalypse

Back in December, I was excited. The reason I was excited was because everybody’s favorite ├╝ber-Libertarian, New World Order conspiracy theorist quack, Mike Adams, a.k.a. The Health Ranger, had made an announcement. That announcement was that on January 6, 2014 Adams would announce astonishing “scientific findings” about food that would “revolutionize” nutrition and health. Given […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Evolution Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Religion Science Skepticism/critical thinking

Well look who’s anti-evolution as well as anti-vaccine and anti-medicine…

One of the things that I’ve noticed over the last (nearly) nine years blogging about pseudocience, quackery, and conspiracy theories is that a person who believes in one form of woo has a tendency to believe in other forms of woo. You’ve probably noticed it too. I’ve lost count of the examples that I’ve seen […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Politics Quackery

Mike Adams endorses the antivaccine Canary Party. I almost feel sorry for them.

Does anybody remember the Canary Party? As I described two and a half years ago when I first became aware of it, the Canary Party is a weird mutant hybrid of antivaccinationists convinced that there are “toxins” in vaccines that are making all our children autistic, “health freedom” activists, and, more recently, Tea Party activists. […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Complementary and alternative medicine Computers and social media Homeopathy Medicine Naturopathy Quackery

Apparently, Mike Adams thinks he can replace PubMed

Mike Adams (a.k.a. the “Health Ranger”) has been a regular blog topic for several years now. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is that, among supporters of quackery, no one quite brings the crazy home the way Mike Adams does, be it writing antivaccine rap songs, abusing dead celebrities by […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Complementary and alternative medicine Politics Quackery

Cry the antivaxers and quacks: ‘Twas big pharma that led Adam Lanza to kill

Quacks despise science-based medicine in general, but there are certain specialties that they detest more than others. Arguably, the specialty most attacked by quacks is psychiatry. Many are the reasons, some legitimate, many not. In particular, Scientologists despise psychiatry, even going so far as to maintain a “museum” dedicated to psychiatry that they charmingly call […]