Monthly Archives: November 2013

Humans are Aliens

It turns out that science (or at least one “scientist”) has determined that human beings are actually aliens from another planet. Evidence for this includes the fact that we get sunburned and have bad backs (a fact I can attest … Continue reading

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Gish Gallop (fallacy of the day)

The term “Gish Gallop” was coined by Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education. The phrase refers to a debate tactic that was a favorite of Duane Gish, a young-Earth creationist who was also a highly skilled debater. … Continue reading

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The Tasmanian Tiger: more cryptozoology?

The last thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, died in 1936. These were large carnivorous marsupials that lived down under — until they didn’t anymore. Now there are some “scientists” who are claiming that Tasmanian tigers aren’t really extinct. Question: how do … Continue reading

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The Science of Psychic Powers

A commenter at Pigliucci’s blog offered a link to a collection of scientific research that supports the claim that humans have psychic abilities. Check out the list here. I chose one article just to get a sense of the quality … Continue reading

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Is Pseudoscience a Black Hole?

Massimo Pigliucci (the author of Nonsense on Stilts) is wondering whether the path to pseudoscience is a one-way street. There are plenty of examples of theories starting as legitimate scientific hypotheses but then degenerating into pseudoscience as its advocates refuse … Continue reading

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Polywater: More H2O Funny Business

There’s a nice article in Slate about the polywater controversy of the 1960s and 70s. Polywater is supposed to be a novel state of water. In this state, H20 is denser, has a lower freezing point and higher boiling point, … Continue reading

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Lysenko and Global Warming

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2013/04/28/the-disgraceful-episode-of-lysenkoism-brings-us-global-warming-theory/   Peter Ferrara at Forbes thinks that Global Warming Alarmism is like Lysenkoism. Is he right?

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