Climate Change denial and conspiracies

I blogged the day before yesterday about a study soon to be published in Psychological Science . It revealed that conspiracy theories tend to cluster, those that buy into moon hoax theories are prone to buy into other conspiracy theories such as 9/11 being an inside job, or climate change denial. Interestingly enough they also found that … Read more

Crazy Beliefs: Breatharianism

There are plenty of folks who embrace truly bizarre ideas, but some of these concepts are just so decoupled from reality you just cannot grasp how such a belief was ever embraced as a good idea by anybody at all. One example of this is Breatharianism. This is where individuals believe that they do not … Read more

Bit of Fun – “Noah’s Ark Discovered” claims 1974 news story

The Guardian pulled out an old story from 1974 and popped it up for us all to laugh at today … Incredulity reigned among British archaeologists yesterday after Senator Frank Moss, chairman of the US Senate Space Committee, told a gathering of American mapmakers that a speck on a photograph of Mount Ararat taken from … Read more

Mabus in court – charged with 16 counts.

It has finally happened … the story just out (from here) is … The Montreal man who had been wanted by police for allegedly making online death threats against people all over the world appeared in court on Friday to face 16 charges. Known online as “David Mabus”, Dennis Markuze of St. Laurent has been … Read more

“There are no Genuine Atheists” claims an Astrophysicist

Yep, a real Astrophysicist has made this claim … but we are deeply into kook territory here.

Before we get into details, I think I better first introduce you to the claimant. This comes from a chap called David Klinghoffer. He works for the Discovery Institute as a … well, that does not really matter, because knowing that it is the Discovery Institute tells you all you really need to know; its basically kook central for the Intelligent Design movement.

Since it is indeed “them” you know in your heart of hearts this is going to be truly silly (it is), so here we go. He starts out with

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