Skepticism Makes The World Go Round

Debunking Pseudoscience and Reasserting Reality.

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I am designing a logo for a local colonics company. After several attempts to find out what she would like her logo to look like, I was beginning to think we would never arrive at a design she liked.

Me: Should I continue submitting sample logo designs?

Client: We have a psychic at the office, she said she would see if she could feel something. Give me a few days. I’ve heard she has come up with great logos for businesses.

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Hey, it’s Halloween in about five weeks! 

Please remember, there are no such things as ghosts, spirits or demons. You can’t talk to the dead, because they’re dead. A ouija board is a toy that relies on the idiometer effect. And you can’t summon shit because magic isn’t real. 

But don’t dick around in abandoned buildings, because seriously, you could hurt yourself if something breaks and falls on you, or breaks and you fall through it, or over it, or in it, or cut yourself on something. Just, don’t muck about in abandoned buildings, they’re likely structurally unsound and abandoned for a reason. 

Keep any pets indoors that night, especially black cats, because sometimes people are dicks. 

Try not to be offensive in your costuming, seriously, if you’re not Mexican, or Japanese, or Native American, or any other race or people that is not what you are, don’t dress up as one, it’s offensive. 

Otherwise, have a great time at Halloween.

Filed under halloween ouija board pseudoscience skepticism skeptical I wrote this because I have seen that previous post on my dash like three times today

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Hey kids, as we approach Halloween I just wanted you guys to be careful and say DON’T FUCK WITH SPIRITS. Don’t mess with Ouija Boards, don’t talk to no dead people, don’t fuck with demons, don’t summon shit, don’t dick around in abandoned buildings. If you are considering a thing, just think, “would a white person in a horror movie do this thing?” If the answer is yes, then don’t do the thing.

This has been a PSA

I am over here straight up laughing at grown people who are giving grave, credulous warnings about ghosts.

This thing makes the rounds every damn year, and I still hate it

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The Reality of Ancient Wisdom: Acupuncture and TCM Weren’t So Great « Science-Based Medicine

Trigger warning for a shit ton of body horror in this. This is quite a shocking read, very eye opening. 

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