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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 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

More Nonsense Published on the Young Turks Channel

May 15, 2018 // 1 Comment

Last year, Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks published a video reporting on a class action lawsuit filed against Monsanto by people claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of cancer associated with their herbicide, Roundup. As you can imagine, accurately reporting on such a controversial and emotionally charged topic requires a good understanding of the subject, however, the Turks, in their arrogance, believed they were more than qualified to cover the story [...]

Did the Titanic Really Sink? The Olympic Switch Theory

April 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

In the early hours of April 15th, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic, owned by the White Star Line, collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. At the time, some believed the ship to be “practically unsinkable” because of her system of watertight compartments, of which four could be flooded and the ship would still remain afloat. However, the iceberg tore a series of holes along the side of the hull, flooding six compartments, which sealed the [...]

The Abandoned City of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

April 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

On 26 April 1986, whilst performing a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, reactor four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic power increase, leading to explosions in its core. These explosions completely destroyed the reactor and caused the release of massive amounts of radioactive materials over a ten-day period. Located about 2km west of the reactor was the city of Pripyat, founded in 1970 to house the workers of the power plant. The [...]

The Woodpecker: The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

March 7, 2018 // 2 Comments

I want you to imagine for a second that it’s 1976, and you are an amateur short-wave radio enthusiast – strange request, I know, but just go with it. One night, whilst sitting in front of your equipment, you begin to receive a signal of unknown origin that drowns everything else out. Through your headphones, you hear a very distinct, repetitive tapping sound, and you are not the only one. The signal is so strong that radio hobbyists and legitimate broadcasters worldwide are hearing [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3)

February 17, 2018 // 3 Comments

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3) As I have previously said, the documentary, ‘Judea Declares War on Germany’, is so tightly crammed with bulls**t that it runs the risk of collapsing in on itself like a neutron star. This became a problem when it came to deciding what I wanted to rebuttal next as I felt compelled to refute every inaccuracy and point out every example of data manipulation. However, if I were to do this, I would be [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 2)

January 25, 2018 // 7 Comments

The Holocaust denialist documentary Judea Declares War on Germany is quite possibly one of the most insidious pieces of media I have ever had the misfortune of coming into contact with. I originally watched it for an episode of The League of Nerds – a weekly podcast I do with fellow nerds, James Gurney and Buck Mulligan, where we like to watch scientifically inaccurate documentaries and then rip them apart. For some time, we have been wanting to cover the subject of Holocaust denialism, [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 1)

January 23, 2018 // 5 Comments

Introduction To Töben No event of any significance in the world – be it terrorist attack, death of a celebratory, or flu pandemic – takes place without generating a flutter of conspiracy speculations. We all know at least one person who believes the 9/11 attacks was orchestrated by the American government, that the moon landings were faked, or that vaccines cause autism and pharmaceutical companies are trying to hide it. As unpleasant and potentially dangerous a belief in one or [...]

Top Ten Myles Power F**k-Ups

December 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

It has been well over two years since I last made a video correcting ten mistakes made on my YouTube channel. I would like to think this length of time is a reflection of the amount of research and fact checking that goes into every single video, but the truth is that another correction video is well overdue. Luckily for me, my audience loves nothing more than pointing out inconsistencies, misconceptions, and flat-out errors in my content, which means I have an abundance of things to correct. [...]

Ozone Therapy Debunked – Part 3

November 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

It’s been quite some time since I last sat down and wrote a blog post on the subject of ozone therapy – an alternative treatment (aka something that has not been proven to work) in which proponents recommend exposing yourself to relatively large concentrations of this toxic gas. Those who recommend it believe that ozone has the ability to cure, amongst other things, cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis – despite the fact there is no credible, peer reviewed evidence to support the [...]

CBS Publishes a Video That Implied I Was Promoting MMS

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Miracle Mineral Supplement/Solution (MMS) is a 28% sodium chlorite solution in distilled water currently being sold online as a cure-all tonic. Once “activated” by an acidic solution, like citric acid, it generates chlorine dioxide – a powerful disinfectant that has been used in the past as a water purifier. Jim Humble, the man who coined the name and who is also the self-styled Archbishop of his own church (Genesis II), claims to have cured thousands of people using MMS of our most [...]