Skepticism Makes The World Go Round

Debunking Pseudoscience and Reasserting Reality.

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Anonymous asked: I'm a 16 year old girl & haven't gotten ANY shots / physicals since I was in Kindergarden . I attend public school without my vaccinations etc etc etc and my school allows me to attend with no hesitation. It's my body, my rights. I don't have to put any shit in it that I don't want to. And I'm still very healthy to this day. 5"4 118 lbs.

aspiringdoctors:

Ok, y’all need to stop because this is getting embarrassing. I’m starting to lose my temper.

So just because in all your 16 years you have never gotten sick doesn’t mean that vaccines aren’t necessary. I’m 25 and I have never been in a car accident- that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to wear a seatbelt or check my mirrors when I change lanes. Your personal experience- and the experience of any one individual unvaccinated person- DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. AT ALL. PERIOD. If you weren’t as selfish and clueless as the vibe I’m getting, you’d thank your vaccinated classmates and fellow citizens for your streak of good health. Your height to weight ratio has nothing to do with vaccines or sometimes even if you are healthy, ps.

You don’t wanna put ‘shit’ in your body? Cool. Don’t. But stay the hell away from the doctor’s office or the ER if you or someone in your house comes down with something, because the only way to fix it is to put ‘shit’ in your body to keep you from dying or having chronic life-altering after effects. And obviously the latter isn’t a priority.

Actually… You don’t trust vaccines? Fine! Why stop there! Don’t use inhalers to prevent status asthmaticus, don’t use birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy and help horrific menstrual cramps, don’t use aspirin to help a headache, don’t use chemotherapy to cure cancer, don’t use insulin to keep type 1 diabetics out of fatal comas, don’t use neosporin to keep your skinned knee from getting infected.

Because if you don’t trust the science behind vaccines, why trust the rest of it?

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Society Warns Homeopaths not to Talk About Ebola.

I like that they admit homeopathy can’t do anything to Ebola, but they can’t put it together enough to realize homeopathy can’t do anything to anything because it’s fucking water.

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markscherz:

science-junkie:

A classification system for science news

Science news and articles are becoming increasingly popular, but with so much being written about so many things, it can be confusing for the beginner science enthusiast to grasp what they’re reading and how to interpret it. A simple classification system could help remedy this…

Read the article by Dean Burnett

Illustrations by Barry Welch.

Can we please use these lavishly in all scientific disciplines and reporting? Thanks.

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cherryteresa:

Food Babe, Natural News, Infowars, Prison Planet, Fox News, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz, most religions, alternative medicine, ghost hunters, psychics, astrologers, conspiracy theorists, and many more are guilty of the above.

cherryteresa:

Food Babe, Natural News, Infowars, Prison Planet, Fox News, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz, most religions, alternative medicine, ghost hunters, psychics, astrologers, conspiracy theorists, and many more are guilty of the above.

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micdotcom:

Bookmark this site that debunks absurd Internet rumors in real time

If you’re tired of celebrity death hoaxes and misreported news bulletins, a rumor-tracking site dedicated to sorting fact from fiction might be your new favorite. 

As evolving technologies and expectations force media outlets to report the news as quickly as they can, errors and misreporting happen more often they should (even here at Mic from time to time). 

That’s why Emergent is potentially game-changing.Follow micdotcom 

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clientsfromhell:

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.

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