Activism


media matters trump and climate change
It is distinctly possible that after Salman Rushdie published his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, back in 1988, you would normally have never heard of it. Can you for example name any other novel he has written? Everything changed when the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran at that time, […]

Best Climate Change Promoter – Trump


Goop Health
With a hat-tip to Orac for the term “quackiest quackfest”, we have the news that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand held the quackiest quackfest of 2018 – the “GOOP Health” conference in New York. Goop is not about bulk-selling pseudoscientific nonsense, instead it is an attempt to cast an aura of credibility […]

Goop Health, one of the quackiest quackfests of 2018


Britt Hermes
Motherboard has a series of articles entitled “Humans of the Year” in which they profile fascinating people who are passionate and dedicated to something that is really very interesting.  They have just published an article all about Britt Hermes and so if you are curious to understand why somebody who […]

Motherboard Humans of the Year – Britt Hermes



Brett Hermes
The Merseyside Skeptics Society have a posting up that explains what is happening with Britt Hermes (pictured above) … You may know that Britt Hermes, who is an international skeptical campaigner about naturopathy, and former speaker at our QED conference. You may not be aware, however, that Britt is currently […]

Britt Hermes needs your help


Teaching staff respond to Heartland propaganda
Back in 2015 the Heartland Climate Denying right-wing think tank created a piece of grossly misleading propaganda entitled “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.”. It is promoted with the following claim … Rather than rely exclusively on United Nation’s IPCC for scientific advice, policymakers should seek out advice from independent, nongovernment […]

Update: #Climate Denial Propaganda: “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.”


vaccines
From last August there is a great Canadian article that lays out a good way to effectively communicate to people who have serious doubts about vaccines. It is worth reading in full, but since they have proposed seven steps, I’d like to chime on and comment on each myself. There […]

How do you persuade an Anti-Vaxer to change their mind?