Category Archives: generic skepticism

The Illogical School: Moving the Goalposts

From Wikipedia, moving the goalposts is defined as a logical fallacy ” … in which evidence presented in response to a specific claim is dismissed and some other (often greater) evidence is demanded.“ This particular example isn’t an argument, but … Continue reading

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Correlation vs. Causation

… courtesy once again of SMBC.

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B-B-B-But … Energy!!

I know this may come as a shock to many of you, but a second study has confirmed that magnetic copper bracelets – the ones you’ll see in infomercials that are supposed to treat things like rheumatoid arthritis – don’t … Continue reading

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Is This a Trick Question?

I can always count on Miss Pink for collecting religious tracts from the far reaches of Downtown Portland to bring to me so I can complain to you. And just like the trickle down theory of economics, you’re wondering, “… … Continue reading

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The Fertile Seeds of Doubt

I’m traveling so I just have a couple of links to share with you guys: The Anti-Vaccine Body Count We can all thank people like Jenny McCarthy for helping this nonsense along. While we’re on the topic of nonsense, I … Continue reading

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The Exor-Sisters!

In the “I guess everyone needs a hobby” department, I give to you Savannah Scherkenback, Tess Scherkenback, and Brynne Larson:  three beautiful young ladies trained by Brynne’s father to rid the world of the demonic influences of Satan and his … Continue reading

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This Man Makes Laws.

Jeff Miller is a Republican Congressman from Florida who has made waves in recent days over his promise to de-fund the Environmental Protection Agency on the basis that its continued existence and enforcement of regulations would only hurt the growth … Continue reading

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