Why are some inclined to embrace Bullshit as truth?

We live in a world that is awash with rather a lot of pseudoscientific claims that are pure grade one gold plated Bullshit, and so it is worth thinking about why some are very susceptible to such influences and others demonstrate a robust immunity to it all. A fascinating paper that yields some insights has been published within the journal Judgment … Read more

John Oliver has a few observations on Televangelists

John Oliver takes aim at the prosperity gospel swindlers and nails them beautifully. This one is doing the rounds, and yet it is so good that it deserves to be highlighted and promoted, and so that is exactly what I’m doing. I confess that I loved this because these fraudsters are not simply harmless religious cranks, … Read more

Truly Bizarre Divorce protest against Gay Marriage … are people really that daft?

So over at United Media Publishing, we have the following claim … Thousands of Christian couples, some who have been married for decades, have vowed to file for divorce in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling which has legalized gay marriage nationwide. Adam Cyrus is the founder of Christ in Family Services which provides … Read more

Trading Standards take action on ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’

The Good thinking Society was, like rather a lot of people, more than a little bit concerned that a conference promoting snake oil was being run in Farnham to defraud people desperate for a cure, Now I don’t literally mean Snake Oil, but rather something that is far more dangerous, a product branded “Miracle Mineral … Read more

BBC has exposed a fraudulent autism cure

OK, let’s cut to the chase, drinking bleach does not cure autism, because that is essentially what MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) is, and so when you drink this stuff the vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea, that it induces is not the product working, but is instead your bodies way to giving you a rather unsubtle “you have got … Read more