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When Creativity Sounds Like Coffee

It could be that people are most interested in buying innovative products as tools of compensation when they are feeling the least ability to summon innovative thought themselves. [...]

The Mallard Of Diversity

GBIF looks like an acronym that could be scribbled on the inside cover of a schoolgirl’s notebook, representing an expression of earnest affection – some variant of BFF. In fact, it represents a more serious idea: A place to collect data from observations of living organisms – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The Global Biodiversity [...]

Mark Stengler (or someone using his name) is hawking the Matthew 4 Cancer Scam Again

Last month, I started checking into the claims made by someone calling himself “Dr. Mark Stengler” who along with Brian Chambers of Health Revelations was sending me promotional e-mails and links to web pages. These e-mails and web pages, all claiming to come from from Brian Chambers and this “Dr. Mark Stengler,” promise that there [...]

Is there Convincing Evidence behind the Budwig and Gerson Cancer Cure Claims?

In a post debunking the supposed cancer cure-all “Matthew 4 Protocol”, more than one person has left a comment singing the praises of two other protocols: the “Budwig protocol” and “Gerson therapy,” both proclaimed to rid the body of cancer. “Anna” writes:

“Gerson therapy and Budwig protocol check out Tamara St John’s testimony, she too [...]

Is There Another Species Of Humans – Homo capensis – Enslaving Us All?

The use of cradle boards and other apparatus with young children has been used at different times of human history to purposefully create elongated skulls, flattened skulls, bulbous skulls, and other unusual cranial shapes. [...]

Chemicals!

In today’s Bangor Daily News, reporter Mario Moretto writes of a concerned-mother-turned-activist:

Since becoming pregnant with her first boy seven years ago, she has taken steps — from buying organic and local foods to making her own household cleaners to reading product labels — to limit her family’s exposure to chemicals.

A close reading will [...]

Another Nail in the Coffin of Remote Intercessory Prayer

Does prayer really work wonders? Not according to epidemiologst Maria Inês da Rosa.

Da Rosa and her research team published results of a double-blind randomized trial in the Brazilian Journal of Science and Public Health last year. Half of the more than five hundred pregnant women in the trial had their health prayed for [...]

Rather Than Answer a Question about the Matthew 4 Protocol, Mark Stengler Hits the Delete Key

On February 15 2014, I shared an offer sent to me by GOP USA and a company called Health Revelations using the name of “Dr. Mark Stengler” to lend an authoritative voice that a “Bible Code” called the “Matthew 4 Protocol.” I shared with you ten indications that the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol is actually [...]

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 [...]