Tag Archive for pseudoscience

WSN must pay out $2.2 Million for false claims regarding diabetes

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The FTC is on the ball again. FTC Obtains $2.2 Million Judgment against Supplement Marketer that Made Phony Claims for Treating and Preventing Diabetes | Federal Trade Commission. A federal court has found that marketers of bogus remedies for treating and preventing diabetes violated Section 5 of the FTC Act, and has ordered them to…

Toxin-free is rather logic-free

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This doctor has invented a product he thinks is revolutionary. I disagree. Doctor invents remedy for food contamination. An Al Ain-based Indian doctor claims that he has found an herbal remedy that can purge toxins from vegetables and fruits that are used for human consumption. The herbal product “Toxin Free” is a concoction from the…

Homeopathy quackery platform – new magazine in India

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I don’t have much to say about this except that the promotion of homeopathy as a “medicine”, a solution to health issues, or as “science” is idiocy. So a new magazine in India is bad news. India’s first homeopathy magazine launched – Times Of India. Dr Batra’s, one of India’s premier companies for excellence in…

I’m not a health care expert, I just play one in real life

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The Wall Street Journal publishes an editorial by Suzanne Somers, actress, labeling her a “health and wellness” expert. Wow, that REALLY IS bottom of the barrel. She spouts a lot of nonsense. Expert? They have an odd interpretation of that word. [Thanks to Jeb Card for the tip]  Suzanne Somers: The Affordable Care Act Is…

Chiropractors pitch you dubious “cure” for diabetes

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Be aware of such scams. Call 12: Promise of diabetes ‘cure’ has a catch. Diabetic Solutions MD promises it can help cure diabetes through a step-by-step process and nutritional supplements that could cost you thousands. Don’t be misled by the MD in the title. The doctors pitching the supplements are licensed chiropractors whose practices revolve…

Ghost hunters teach kids mistaken ideas about “science of the paranormal”

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My pet peeve – ghost hunters playing pretend scientist. Ghost hunters to present program for kids at Clymer Library, Pocono Pines | PoconoRecord.com. Watching ghost hunting television shows might help eak the interest of paranormal experiences for some kids. But what you see on TV isn’t always how it really is behind the scenes. A…

What’s the status of today’s UFO community? Have a look.

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Alien abduction, human-ET hybrids, hypnotic regression, repressed memories, medical quackery and conspiracy theories are currently a part of the UFO landscape. All pseudoscience. All dragging down the credibility of the subject. Thanks to Jack Brewer of The UFO Trail for providing me with notice of an excellent two-part piece he wrote on the current state…

Start kids early on skeptical thought – it’s FUN

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It’s wonderful to bring you some good news about positive outreach in science and skepticism. Check out this program for kids taking place in Spokane, Washington. They teach kids how to recognize bad science by showing them why dowsing and astrology SEEMS to work but ultimately is a fail. Bad Science Fridays teaches young scientists…

Reaction to Animal Planet’s Monster Week and “Mermaids” (updated)

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We got very big hits on our Animal Planet post about the Mermaid sequel – another fake documentary using what appears to be real scientists, real people and actual theories. It’s real annoying and real stupid. It also seems to make the people watching it stupid too. What a giant disappointment that Animal Planet chose…

Animal Planet continues to confuse fantasy animals with reality

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This is very disgusting, but not unexpected. Animal Planet Channel, part of the Discovery network, is showing a sequel to the dreadful Mermaids fake documentary. BE AFRAID…BE VERY AFRAID, ANIMAL PLANET’S MONSTER WEEK SLITHERS BACK TO THE SMALL SCREEN MAY 20-27 WITH 24 PREMIERE HOURS OF ALL-NEW SPECIALS : Discovery Press Web. Perhaps the most…

TEDxWestHollywood loses TED affiliation because… well, the speakers are… (UPDATED)

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…a bit fringe. TED has revoked their license for this event. Home – TEDxWestHollywood. It’s stocked with talks that are probably rather interesting but have no basis in reality. Marianne Williamson Love restores reason; Not the other way around TALK: Humanity is trying to evolve beyond the mechanistic, Newtonian perspective of the 20th century–past data…

TED under fire for pseudoscience AGAIN (UPDATE)

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Back in December, TED, the premier web site for “ideas worth spreading”, took some lumps because the ideas they were spreading were pseudoscientific nonsense. They did something about it. So they said…  TED directors take a stand against pseudoscience. But things have not improved so much. They are currently under fire again for having Rupert…