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Computers and social media Medicine Politics Popular culture Science Skepticism/critical thinking

John Ioannidis and Vinay Prasad team up to lecture social media about “obsessive criticism”

Formerly respectable academics John Ioannidis and Vinay Prasad published a complaint about “obsessive criticism” on social media. Hilarity ensued, and many irony meters were reduced to sparking, smoking, sputtering ruin.

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Politics Quackery Television

Did Columbia University cut ties with Dr. Oz?

Decades after “America’s Quack” Dr. Oz pioneered “integrating” quackery into medicine and after many years of promoting diet scams and quackery on a nationally syndicated daily television show, Columbia University might actually have quietly downgraded his status. What took so long?

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics

Eliminating school vaccine mandates is the antivax endgame

The endgame of the antivaccine movement has always been the elimination of school vaccine mandates. The pandemic has greatly accelerated the timeline for them to accomplish this.

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Antivaccine nonsense Bad science Computers and social media Medicine Politics Popular culture

John Ioannidis vs. the “science Kardashian” and critics of the Great Barrington Declaration

John Ioannidis’ “science Kardashian” article is the bad science that keeps demonstrating why we should have no superheroes in science. Ideology can warp any of us.

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Anti-Semitism Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics Pseudoscience Quackery

RFK Jr.: Busted making a political donation to RAGA

RFK Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense “charity” was busted making political donations to the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA). It should have its tax exempt status revoked for this.

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