All Blog Posts Tagged 'Pseudoscience' (7)

Violent Video Games Reduce Violent Crime

With the recent shooting at a school in Newtown Connecticut and the shooting in Aurora Colorado violent video games are in the news again. The old men in the old media are blaming violent video games as they always do when a shooting hits the national news.

Violent video games have been the target of old media and conservatives for years. They will spout dubious studies and claim there is a link. They will blame any act of violence on violent video games even if the perpetrator never…

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Added by Lone Wolf on December 21, 2012 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Oh the sneaky sons of bastards

So I was planning on refreshing my memory a little and searching for any new advances in astronomy, and so googled "big bang theory". Under the results for the (amazingly funny) sitcom and the Wikipedia article was a promising link: big-bang-theory.com. I click it. Read a bit...some things raise a few warning flags, but I read on...surely the science is… Continue

Added by Jabu M on December 28, 2010 at 7:20am — 2 Comments

Alien Abduction

Alien abduction is a phenomenon that many have claimed to have experienced. People who claim to have experienced this phenomenon described the aliens as short with grays skin, frail bodies, large heads with large black eyes, no fur or hair and no visible genitalia. They say that they aliens take them into their crafts, experiment on them and even molest them[1].



Most people who claim to have been abducted by aliens sincerely believe they have been abducted by aliens and… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 24, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Evolution is Unfalsifiable?

Falsifiability is very important in science; scientific theories and hypotheses can not be scientific unless they are falsifiable. When creationist finally learn this they attempt to use it to discredit the theory of evolution.



Before I tear apart the argument I should explain what falsification is and its relevance in science. If something is unfalsifiable it can not be shown to be false, if it is falsifiable is can be shown to be false. Science does not prove theories and… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 18, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Green is not always “Green”

You hear allot about being “green” lately. For those of you who may not know what I mean by “green” it basically means being environmentally friendly. While that is a good thing, there is allot of bullshit in this green movement. Many things that people think are “green” are in reality not “green” and in fact very bad for the environment.



I’ll start with the inspiration for this post: Allot of people (including Obama) think ethanol is “green” because it comes from plants grown on… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on February 13, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

AC Article: Astrology and the Modern Understanding of the Universe

Astrology is a form of divination that uses the positions of stars, planets, sun and moon to gain insight into peoples personality's and predict the future. Astrology has been around for thousands of years. Millions of people use astrology in their daily lives and millions of astrologers make their living with astrology. More

Added by Lone Wolf on February 12, 2010 at 10:53pm — 3 Comments

When Pseudoscience Threatens Lives.

I believe most (if not all) members of A/N reject the crap that is proclaimed to be science such as creationism, Nostradamus prophesies, Astrology and etc. Most of the beliefs are basically harmless, in that they don’t put the believers in danger (except intellectually). One such pseudoscience is, however, directly affecting the lives of people in Iraq. That bogus science is dowsing. For those not familiar with dowsing it is the claim that using a “Y” shaped stick or metal rods one can detect… Continue

Added by Jim DePaulo on November 5, 2009 at 9:25am — 9 Comments

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