Alternative Medicine

The irony of alternative medicine

Published on August 22nd, 2014 | by Rayne

I’ve spoken a lot about alternative medicine and pseudoscience. I’ve discussed how and why alternative medicine lures people away from medicine. I’ve discussed how to spot a pseudoscientist and the different forms of pseudoscience. Today I ... Read More


Vaccine Videos

How Herd Immunity and Vaccines Work

Published on August 6th, 2014 | by Rayne

Featured image found here. A simple explanation of Herd Immunity, how vaccines work, and a response to claims that you’re more likely to die of a pathogen if you’ve been vaccinated for it.  ... Read More


GMO Videos

Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about GMO Foods

Published on July 31st, 2014 | by Rayne

Neil DeGrasse Tyson says exactly what I’m thinking. Just because you don’t understand how the GM process works, or just because something sounds scary or just because you are plain scientifically illiterate doesn’t mean something is ... Read More


Science Denial

You might be a pseudoscientist if..

Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by Rayne

You claim that scientifically accepted medical treatments are unsafe and/or do not work, while promoting alternative treatments that are dangerous and/or untested. Often these alternative treatments are based in magical thinking with underlying frameworks rooted in ... Read More


Evolution

For the last time, science is not a religion

Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Rayne

It constantly amazes me that people still have the audacity to assert that science is a religion. Whenever a person says the phrase “Science is another religion” all I hear is “I don’t understand how science works”. In my ... Read More


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