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Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay!? – #3

February 10, 2019 // 2 Comments

What do you do when you are called out on your bullshit? When someone asks to see the raw data that your dubious claims are based on? This was one of many problems facing the American biologist and professor of Integrative Biology, Tyrone Hayes, in the early 2000s. At the time, Hayes was a member of a panel of experts conducting studies for a company called Novartis (later Syngenta) on the safety of one of their herbicides, atrazine. He claimed to have found that the herbicide was negatively [...]

Why Does Greenpeace like Butterflies?

January 13, 2019 // 1 Comment

In the past, I have asked what appears to be, at first glance, two very silly sounding questions toward Greenpeace. Why do they like watermelons? And why do they like grapefruits? As nonsensical as these questions sound, they are, in my opinion, the most important ones to be asking the organisation right now. This is because they show Greenpeace’s opposition to GMOs to be based on ideology, ignorance, and fear, and not a concern for the environment. They show that their position isn’t just [...]

The Quacks That Wants You to Drink Hydrogen Peroxide

December 29, 2018 // 1 Comment

Pseudoscience is everywhere – on daytime television, on nearly every organic food label, and, most of all, online. Here, due to the lack of any real legal consequences, quackery is rampant and showing no sign of slowing down or going back to the dark ages where it belongs. The industry is becoming so massive and lucrative that it is spawning its own cottage industry made from its own victims. These once duped chumps have now become the self-proclaimed health experts and they seem to be [...]

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay!? – #2

December 10, 2018 // 1 Comment

As I said in my previous blog post, the story of the gay frogs, at its core, is the story of how lazy journalists helped charlatans to become victims so that they can circumvent the scientific method and directly scare the public. It’s a story that started with the publication of research that showed a herbicide negatively affected amphibian development, and ended with sexually explicit and harassing emails, withheld research, unrepeatable results, and outlandish conspiracies. It’s the [...]

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay?! – #1

November 25, 2018 // 2 Comments

Online, I have developed a reputation for defending the defenceless, protecting the disenfranchised corporations that have been abandoned by their very own consumers: the synthetic pesticide producers, the large pharmaceutical companies, and the artificial food additive conglomerates. As you can imagine, this has led a lot of people to believe that I am a shill, because why else would I be defending these companies and compounds? These people often take to my comments section, where they spam [...]

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #3 – Helicopter Gun Fire

November 12, 2018 // 2 Comments

During the investigation of the Branch Davidians and the subsequent failed raid on the Mount Carmel Center (the Davidians’ headquarters), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) obtained assistance from the military. This support included the use of training facilities and equipment, advice concerning ATF’s medical and communications plans, aerial reconnaissance, and the use of helicopters during the raid. The ATF was able to get this support from the military due, in part, to [...]

The Quack That Wants You to Drink Paint Stripper

October 24, 2018 // 5 Comments

The phrase, “snake-oil salesmen”, conjures up images of seedy moustache-twirling profiteers, exploiting an unsuspecting public with their cure-all elixirs. A relic of the past, when modern medicine was still in its infancy, and there was very little in the way of regulations to stop them. The truth, however, is that these con artists are still here to this day peddling the same bogus quackery to the same vulnerable people. The only difference now is that instead of spouting their dubious [...]

Glyphosate Is Not Harming Honey Bees Gut Microbiota

October 5, 2018 // 5 Comments

New study published in reputable journal finds that Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms honey bees. The paper ‘Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees’ reports that bees fed glyphosate at concentrations chosen to mimic environmental levels lose beneficial gut bacteria, which then leaves them vulnerable to deadly infections. Glyphosate, arguably the world’s most hated chemical which is currently being blamed for just about every ailment known to man is now facing fresh [...]

The “Science” Behind the Jilly Juice Protocol

September 28, 2018 // 5 Comments

Modern medicine is better today than it has ever been yet, paradoxically, the use of complementary and alternative treatments are becoming more prevalent. It is now not uncommon here in Britain to see multiple alternative health stores on the high-street selling a plethora of products; all of which have very little, if any, evidence to prove their effectiveness. To keep up with this ever-growing demand for alternative treatments, a cottage industry has developed online that, unlike the [...]

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #2 – The Sinful Messiah and the Raid at Mount Carmel

September 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

In May 1992, the McLennan County Texas Sheriff Department provided information to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) that a religious group known as the Branch Davidians had received large shipments of firearms, inert grenades, and black powder. This was discovered after a UPS driver by the name of Larry Gilbreath accidentally opened a box containing hand grenades prior to delivery to the Mount Carmel Centre Ranch (the headquarters of the Davidians). Over the next several months, [...]

Six Degrees of Pseudoscience

September 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Those who make a living spreading bullshit and misinformation are a very small incestuous group. What I always find fascinating is that when I find a new pseudoscience proponent to shoot down with cold, hard logic, and indisputable facts, they are always in some way connected to someone else I have previously talked about.  1 – Gilles-Éric Séralini – Author of the highly discredited paper ‘Long-term Toxicity of a Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-Tolerant Genetically Modified [...]

Wolfgang Halbig: Former Darling of the Sandy Hook Conspiracy Movement and ‘Nobody’

August 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother before murdering 20 students and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He then turned the gun on himself as Newtown police officers arrived at the scene. Since then, a number of fringe figures have promoted conspiracy theories that doubt or dispute the events that took place that day – claiming, for example, that the massacre was actually orchestrated by the U.S. Government as part of an [...]

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #1 – David’s Rise to Power

August 17, 2018 // 3 Comments

In May of 1992, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) were informed that Vernon Howell, also known as David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, a religious group who believed the apocalypse was imminent, had received a large shipment of firearms, inert grenades, and possible explosive precursors. In February of 1993, they obtained a warrant to arrest Koresh, as well as several other Davidians, and to search the Mount Carmel Centre Ranch (the headquarters of the Davidians). [...]

Biting the Hand That Feeds You – Those Who Oppose The Green Revolution

July 28, 2018 // 3 Comments

I am lucky enough to live in a part of the world in a time where I would have to go out of my way to experience the physical sensation of hunger. It is a luxury that few in history have had, and one that I have never taken for granted, however, some do. There are people out there who view their high standard of living, where they have easy access to relatively cheap nutritional food, as the baseline. They have no appreciation, in fact I would go as so far as to say that some have a disdain, for [...]

Was Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane Abducted by Aliens? (Top 5 Bonkers MH370 Conspiracies Debunked)

June 19, 2018 // 4 Comments

In the early hours of March 8th 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when, all of a sudden, all contact with those onboard the Boeing 777-200ER was lost. The position of the aircraft disappeared from air traffic control, indicating the aircraft’s transponder was no longer functioning. Malaysian military radar continued to trace the aircraft, which almost immediately began to change direction. Several hours later, an hour after the aircraft’s [...]