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What Connects the Matthew 4 Cancer Protocol to Dr. Mark Stengler?

Last month, after I received a message from the conservative Republican group GOP USA proclaiming the existence of a miracle Bible code to cure cancer, I shared with you the 10 indications that the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol is a scam:

Advertising is vague about what the Matthew 4 Protocol actually does. You haven’t heard [...]

Guess: How Many Members of Congress Support Darwin Day?

There are 435 members of the House of Representatives.

Guess how many of them supported a bill to recognize February 12 as Darwin Day in honor of Charles Darwin and evolutionary biology?

Now look and see.

How close did you get?

Gulf Of Mexico A Sea Of Sickness After BP Oil Spill

A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, she said. He [...]

What is the Matthew 4 Protocol, and Can it Cure Cancer? (Fact Check)

Editor’s Note: for an update on these cancer claims, see the March 9 2014 article, “What Connects the Matthew 4 Protocol to Dr. Mark Stengler?”

What is the Matthew 4 Cancer Protocol — and can it really cure cancer?

If you’ve found this web page, it’s likely because someone has sent you a link [...]

The Twenty Coldest Years, The Twenty Hottest Years

The twenty hottest and the twenty coldest years in NASA’s global record of direct temperature readings from 1880-2013:

The 20 Coldest Years 1. 1909 2. 1910 3. 1904 4. 1911 5. 1917 6. 1908 7. 1907 8. 1912 9. 1913 10. 1903 11. 1916 12. 1893 13. 1890 14. 1894 15. 1887 16. 1892 17. [...]

New Frontier in Weather Science Emerges, Thanks to Anti-Gay Politico?

A tip of the pen to Fred Clark for bringing my attention to the hubbub surrounding the recent declaration by UK Independence Party (UKIP) politician David Silvester that massive flooding in the UK was a direct consequence of the decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation.

Reaction to this claim includes the usual outrage, [...]

Far Out Space Photography

Today, astronomy is proving itself to be literally brilliant. The Hubble space telescope has used the gravitational lens created by a cluster of galaxies to obtain images of yet more galaxies, at an even greater distance – 12 billion light years away.

An image of a much smaller, but equally exciting object in [...]

Canid Behavior and Geographic Deposits: Science! ? !

Newspapers are letting loose with a series of giddy articles reporting that dogs prefer to align themselves along a magnetic field when they urinate and defecate. The newspaper articles leave out some details from the research paper (read it here):

In the initial analysis of all data as planned by the researchers, no alignment of [...]

On Global Warming, Denial, Ice, and The MV Akademik Shokalskiy

People who find it politically inconvenient to believe that global warming is real are taking glee at the suffering on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, a boat filled with climatologists that’s stuck in frozen waters near Antarctica. They’re writing articles suggesting that the existence of thick ice near Antarctica somehow suggests that global warming is [...]

Earth Is A Hot Young Thing To Many Republicans

Republican politics demands that its followers accept scientifically untenable ideas, and most Republicans are willing to give in to that demand. [...]

Pope Francis Identifies God’s Specific Physical Qualities

In a remarkable reversal, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has declared that the Christian god is not omnipotent after all. Rather, it seems that God can only move so fast.

Specifically, God is only capable of moving at the pace of 700 million miles per hour – no faster, and no slower than [...]