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Fact Check Update: is Lewiston, Maine Crime-Ridden since the 2001 arrival of Somali Immigrants?

Since I’ve moved to Maine, I’ve encountered a lot of friendly people, but I’ve also heard many derogatory comments about the supposed criminality of Somali immigrants who began arriving in Lewiston, Maine in the year 2001. Last year, I decided to check the claim that Somalis had brought crime to Lewiston against the observed crime [...]

Your Belief is Myth and My Belief is Real

Maybe we’re all myth makers.

Embryonic Brain Development and the Myth of 40 Days

Hang around anti-choice activists long enough (or let them hang out long enough around you), and you’ll hear one say something like this:

Brain waves have been recorded at 40 days on the Electroencephalogram.

The medium-form version of the claim goes something like this (see Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish):

40 days: Brain waves [...]