Debunking Conspiracy Theories
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By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, YouTube has the option for many of its members to place adverts at the front of their videos, to gain a small amount of money for their work. These ads often have a small button to the right, which appears after five seconds and asks if you would like to close it.
Genetically modified corn harvested near Rockton, Ill. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. I used to think that nothing rivaled the misinformation spewed by climate change skeptics and spinmeisters. Then I started paying attention to how anti-GMO campaigners have distorted the science on genetically modified foods. You might be surprised at how successful they've been and who has helped them pull it off.
Hank has now taken the episode off-line and is putting together a new one.
Let’s get this out upfront.
By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah A good friend of mine recently sent me a French paper entitled, “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modiﬁed maize” . The paper investigated the health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize, cultivated with Roundup weed killer on rats over 2 years.
People often ask why I am so hard on conspiracy theorists.
The artificial sweetener aspartame is falsely accused of being the cause of nearly every disease. By Brian Dunning, Skeptoid Podcast Episode 127, November 11, 2008 http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4127 As a kid I remember hearing that the artificial sweetener aspartame would neutralize your digestive enzymes, and anything else you ate that day would turn to fat.
A few fringe activists claim that fluoridation of water carries more danger than benefit. By Brian Dunning, Skeptoid Podcast Episode 58, July 30, 2007 http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4058 Today we're going to wrap our big juicy lips around the kitchen faucet, turn on the valve, and fill our bodies with a poisonous chemical placed in our water by the government: fluoride. Most people understand that fluoridation of water means that fluoride is added by the local municipal water supplier, and that's generally correct. What most people don't know is that in some cases, fluoridation means removing excess fluoride that occurs naturally in the water supply.
Bob Sprague Mary Bernhardt Stephen Barrett, M.D. Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in most water supplies. Fluoridation is the adjustment of the natural fluoride concentration to about one part of fluoride to one million parts of water.
In the never-ending manufactroversy surrounding water fluoridation, claims that it causes cancer is one of the many arguments offered.
When I was a kid (probably 6 or 7), there was a big controversy in our community whether the water would be fluoridated or not. Now, I was just becoming fascinated by science, medicine, health, and sports at that time, so I tried to figure out what was happening. To my ears and adolescent brain, the argument boiled down to no fluoridation (which meant cavities and visits to the dentist) vs. fluoridation (which was a communist conspiracy).
My list of the worst offenders on the web in the promotion of scientific and factual misinformation. By Brian Dunning, Skeptoid Podcast Episode 283, November 08, 2011 http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4283 The Internet is a dangerous place. It's full of resources, both good and bad; full of citations linking one to another, sometimes helpfully, sometimes not. Today we're going to point the skeptical eye at ten of the worst web sites in terms of quality of science information that they promote. To make this list, they not only need to have bad information, they also need to be popular enough to warrant our attention.
Freeman on the land , also known as FMOTL , FOTL , Footle or simply freeman ,  is a form of pseudolegal woo in various English-speaking countries. Freemen believe they can opt out of being governed, and that what normal people understand to be "laws" are merely a form of "contract" that applies only if people consent to it.  Freemen hold that we are all subject to a massive international legal conspiracy perpetrated for the profit of the elites, but you can hack the system if you just use the right form of words.  They believe only in their version of natural law, which they call "common law." In practical terms, they believe this means they do not have to pay taxes, debts, mortgages, etc. because we were all deceived and if you say the right form of words this fact will be accepted.
actualy the odds of getting any of those is lower than autism apart from chicken pox and flu by May 1
We frequently use the term “ pseudoscience ” to describe the ideology of certain groups: antivaccinationists , evolution deniers (creationists), global warming deniers , HIV/AIDS denialism , and almost anything in the areas of parapsychology , alternative medicine , and sasquatch .