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

February 17, 2019 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Trying Medical Quackery Sold on Amazon

January 31, 2019 // 1 Comment

I am the proud owner of a rather unusual collection of weird and wonderful examples of pseudoscientific products. Although I am sure most of you think that I am wasting my money on this bad-science-personified, the truth is I get an enormous sense of enjoyment from trying to understand the creator’s point of view and outlook on life. My collection ranges from the ridiculous, like my kitty chakra healing set, to the flat-out dangerous, like my copy of ‘The Case Against Condoms’ and [...]

Why Does Greenpeace like Butterflies?

January 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Debunking the AIDS Denialist Movie House of Numbers – FULL VIDEO

January 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

In 2009 Canadian-born director and producer, Brent Leung, released the film ‘House of Numbers’. The documentary consists of interviews with scientists and AIDS denialists discussing the link between HIV and AIDS, the severity of AIDS in South Africa and, unbelievably, whether or not HIV exists at all. Brent claims that the documentary gives an “objective examination of the idea the HIV causes AIDS” but nothing could be further from the truth in this sneakily edited piece of propaganda. [...]

The Quack That Wants You to Drink Hydrogen Peroxide

December 31, 2018 // 3 Comments

  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 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

An American biologist and professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes believed he found a link between the reduction of size of the muscle surrounding the vocal cords of tadpoles and the herbicide atrazine. Hayes published his findings in the paper, ‘Hermaphroditic, demasculinized frogs after exposure to the herbicide atrazine at low ecologically relevant doses’, which caused a panic in the agrochemical world, as the paper showed that the [...]

Bolivia’s Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni) – Myles Away from Home

December 12, 2018 // 1 Comment

Watching the sunset over the Bolivian Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni). I remember being totally awestruck and taken back by this almost perfect mirror. Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world’s largest salt flat, at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea [...]

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

November 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

The story of how atrazine became so hated by the general public and demonised by the media is a bizarre and almost unbelievable one. The story started with the publication of research that showed the compound negatively affected amphibian development, and ended with sexually explicit and harassing emails, withheld research, unrepeatable results, conspiracy to shut up scientists by a large multinational, accusations of a company knowingly selling a carcinogen because they also sell the cure, and [...]

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #3 – Helicopter Gunfire

November 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

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 30, 2018 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

No, a New Paper Does Not Show That Glyphosate Is Harming Honey Bees

October 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

New study published in reputable journal finds that Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms #HoneyBees. 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 [...]

Fact Checking March Against Monsanto Protesters (FULL VIDEO)

October 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Over the past few years, I have been attending March Against #Monsanto protests in the UK in an attempt to gain an insight into why so many people are against this one company in particular. It became apparent very early on, whilst attending these protests, that the majority of people in attendance were not there to protest against the agriculture company Monsanto, but instead to protest against #GeneticallyModifiedOrganisms (GMOs) in general. As someone who believes that GMOs have huge [...]

The “Science” Behind the Jilly Juice Protocol

September 30, 2018 // 2 Comments

The phrase, “you’re not even wrong” comes to mind when trying to explain Jillian Mac Thi Epperly’s book, ‘The Jilly Juice Protocol: Exposing the Lies Candida Weaponized Fungus Mainstreaming Mutancy’. Like Black Salve and MMS, has the real potential to not only kill someone, but to make them suffer before it [...]

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

September 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

On February 25 1993 the ATF obtained a warrant from the federal magistrate to arrest Koresh, and to search the Davidian complex and the surrounding 77 acres. The affidavit alleged unlawful possession of a destructive device and also contained discussion of alleged child abuse. Three days later, whilst the ATF were preparing to storm the complex, Rodriguez returned to Mount Carmel for one last time. He spoke to Koresh and learned that he knew about the planned execution of a warrant and that the [...]