Tag Archive for psuedoscience

Foerster, Pye and Ketchum collaborate: Paracas elongated skull exposed! (UPDATE)

NEW (09-Feb-2014): Brien Foerster has contacted me saying that Melba Ketchum is not the geneticist behind the released results. See more details in the update below. On the south coast of Peru in 1928, Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, discovered a collection of remains of individuals with unusually elongated skulls. Cranial deformation is a widely known practice…

An icon of Dunning Krugerism: Joseph files frivolous suit against NASA

Oh brother, talk about a textbook crank. Scientist sues NASA, alleges it’s failing to investigate alien life on Mars  – NY Daily News. A self-described scientist has filed a lawsuit alleging NASA is failing to properly investigate alien life. Rhawn Joseph, who’s written several books on extraterrestrial activity, wants the space agency to further analyze a…

Traditional Chinese medicine school seeks status in Canada

This story is worrisome. What are the criteria for university status? Science? Canadian traditional Chinese medicine school seeks university status – Xinhua | English.news.cn. Following six years of preparations, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) school in the Canadian province of British Columbia has applied to local educational authorities to become the first institute in the…

Cryptozoology relaunched

Is this a rebirth of cryptozoology? A new standard? A high one? I am excited to see it. Monster Hunting 2.0 | The Scientist Magazine®. Since the demise of the journal Cryptozoology in 1996, there has been no peer-reviewed English-language periodical for the controversial field, which studies animals known from anecdote, folklore, or fragmentary physical…