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Pseudoscience puts everyone in danger

We take modern medicine for granted. It's something we hardly ever need to think about. The odds of dying of the flu are small; you're about as likely to die from that as from accidental electrocution. But it wasn't always this way. Just a few generations ago, before we had the ability to develop vaccines or antibiotics, infant mortality rates were frighteningly high. Children suffering from diabetes would ...

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Please take your medication, buddy.

There are a few articles on TGA that invariably attract the kinds of crazy comments that have to be read to be believed. Sometimes you have to spend some time trying to decipher through their insanity, and attempt to understand exactly what these deranged individuals are trying to communicate. This recent comment seems especially difficult to make out (which I haven't altered in any way): Clearly The Scienc ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 198

This week, my special guest is author, linguist, and podcaster Karen Stollznow. On the show, we discuss the dangers of faith healing and other dangerous pseudoscience, her upcoming books, and some of the more hilarious bunk beliefs. Come and get your fix, people. Notes for the show: - Tam Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woViCFeDFcU - Website: http://www.karenstollznow.com - Monster Talk podcast: http:/ ...

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You had me at “Dark Energy”

When you're busy fighting against the forces of superstition, dogma and pseudoscience, you can often forget about the smaller doses of idiocy that go almost completely ignored. Take Flat-Earthers. I mean, no one even bothers to debunk these clowns anymore. It's gotten so bad that they end up doing most of the hard work of calling them on their retarded shit for you. Take the FAQ for the Flat Earth Society. ...

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Latest Bonus Show is up

Jeff joins me this week for a very special episode of TGA. Due to requests on Twitter, we've decided to do our best to debunk the pseudoscience of Astrology in order for you to get into crazy fights with friends and loved ones! Remember, if you love the show and want more, you'll need to become a member. It's only 20 bucks a year, and you get an extra show a week! So don't miss out and become a patron today ...

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Quackery claims another victim

If you're a regular podcast listener, you might remember a show I did a few weeks back on The Lorne Trottier Science Symposium, and I talked at length about one speaker, Dr. David Gorski (who looks a lot like the guy with glasses from ER) who's busy fighting superstition on his blog, Science-Based Medicine. David specializes in breast cancer, and over the years has constantly battled the dangers of pseudosc ...

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Creationists are racist morons

You know what I love about religion? When they try and reconcile modern science with their primitive, superstitious beliefs, the one thing they can't seem to mask is their profound racism. Check out this diagram supposedly explaining Adam and Eve within the context of modern anthropology. Notice how the soulless hominids are colored, while the first real people with souls are white as ghosts. There you have ...

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Astrology drives me crazy

Of all the pervasive superstitious traditions, the most popular has to be astrology; I can't think of one American or Canadian newspaper that doesn't have a section devoted to this nonsense. Like an immature religion, astrology makes a series of bold claims which have been shown, time and time again, to be based on nothing more than fantasy. That hasn't stopped millions of suckers, however, from believing t ...

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