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 water, oil, people and also explosives. That is the opinion of the Iraq government when it comes to detecting explosives at checkpoints as pointed out in a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/world/middleeast/04sensors.html?_r=1
This stupidity has already cost the lives of over a 100 Iraqis.