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Locally Grown And Raised Nonsense

Locally Grown Produce Today we're going to be politically incorrect again and point our skeptical eye at another sacred cow: Locally grown…

Started by sacha

48 Dec 9, 2009
Reply by Howard S. Dunn

Keep it greasey

Not long ago, someone here jokingly suggested to collect clipped nails and turn a profit from selling them as powdered rhino horns to China…

Started by Jaume

2 Dec 9, 2009
Reply by sacha

Initiative Would Create UFO Commission In Denver

Initiative Would Create UFO Commission In Denver Denver residents will have a chance to decide if the city will study visitors from space.…

Started by sacha

10 Dec 6, 2009
Reply by sacha

Indirect nonsense - impeding proactive progress with bigoted, spurious or moot side arguments

1. Forget that condoms save lives and prevent unwanted pregnancy - the 'message' that 'casual sex has no consequences' cannot be condoned b…

Started by Howard S. Dunn

4 Dec 3, 2009
Reply by Matt

Facilitated Communication

facilitated communication (FC) FC is amazing because it has surpassed all other junk science fads, affecting families, schools, universiti…

Started by sacha

32 Dec 2, 2009
Reply by Susan Stanko

An Open Letter To Alliance Boots

An Open Letter To Alliance Boots by The Merseyside Skeptics Society http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/ The Boots brand is synonymous wi…

Started by sacha

3 Dec 2, 2009
Reply by Matt

Would You Wear A Serial Killer's Cardigan?

Would You Wear a Serial Killer's Sweater? (jumper) On jellyfish genes, autism, politics, and how our intuitions lead us into strange territ…

Started by sacha

56 Nov 30, 2009
Reply by Rudy V Kiist

Water Birth Nonsense

What’s in the water at waterbirth? Published by Amy Tuteur, MD Waterbirth has been touted as an alternative form of pain relief in childbi…

Started by sacha

35 Nov 25, 2009
Reply by sacha

Islamophobia Is Ad Hominem

This will probably get me in trouble and if so, so be it. Anyway. This is a great article, IMO, on the topic of Ad Hominem as applied to "…

Started by Trance Gemini

41 Nov 25, 2009
Reply by T.A. Dahar

Ad Hominem - Using It Right!

Argumentum Ad Hominem is an argument which states that a person is wrong because of something that amounts to a personal attack and is comp…

Started by Trance Gemini

16 Nov 25, 2009

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