Alternative Medicine Videos

Published on May 24th, 2014 | by Rayne


Scary sounding chemical scares people into petitioning to ban water

Another video from Penn and Teller. This video highlights two things: Firstly that people will believe anything and/or do little to no research on a topic, Secondly, it highlights how easy people are scared of things they don’t understand. Science is hard, chemistry is hard but just because it sounds scary, doesn’t mean it is bad.

Also check out:

Dihydrogen Monoxide FaQ
Dihydrogen Monoxide Hoax

A lot of alternative medicine frameworks are built on the fallacy that chemicals = bad and natural = good.
1. Everything is chemicals
2. The naturalness of something isn’t an indication of goodness.

This is a logical fallacy called Appeal to Nature.

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4 Responses to Scary sounding chemical scares people into petitioning to ban water

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  4. bandit, Albuquerque says:

    What is worse is Hydrogen Hydroxide….

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