15 Credibility Street #28: Defense against the dark art of scare-mongering

It was just Halloween, the media is out to scare you into believing dumb things.


Tricks in treats? Not-too-deep-thinking about marijuana-laced candy warnings will bring quick realization this hazard is not worth worrying about.

One incident in New Brunswick, Canada may have been nailed down but who would eat that anyway?

The condition called hematohidrosis, listed in Wikipedia as hematidrosis, is getting more widespread recognition by doctors as the real condition of sweating blood. Does it lend a scientific explanation for several religious-themed reports about blood from the head and hands?

If a person goes missing in a National Park and is never found, can we conclude “abduction by Bigfoot”? Such an explanation is absurd when considering the many and various ways you can die in very unmysterious circumstances.

The opening reference, if you didn’t pick up on that, is from the movie 28 Days Later.