#FakeNews Alert: Claim: “@MichaelEMann – ‘Commits contempt of court’”

I recently came across the claim that the well-known climate scientist Michael E Mann had ruined his long running defamation lawsuit by committing contempt of court. It was basically being tossed in my face by an anti-science guy as “evidence” a few days ago. Finding this being touted is perhaps not a surprise because if … Read more#FakeNews Alert: Claim: “@MichaelEMann – ‘Commits contempt of court’”

Creationist Drops Grand Canyon Lawsuit After Park Approves His Research Permit

Back in 2014 a geologist named Andrew Snelling who works for Answers in Genesis, the Young Earth Creationist organisation, formally applied to the National Park Service for a permit to remove rock samples from the Grand Canyon. You can find his actual permit application buried in a subsequent lawsuit that he made when his application was … Read moreCreationist Drops Grand Canyon Lawsuit After Park Approves His Research Permit

Calif. residents sue homeopathic manufacturer, claim products do not work as advertised

Generally, if something is sold and does not do what it is claimed to do, then there will be repercussions, but we still live in an age where there are a few exceptions to that, which itself is indeed rather odd. One such exception that is often granted a free ride has been homeopathy, the … Read moreCalif. residents sue homeopathic manufacturer, claim products do not work as advertised

Weird lawsuit: Demand for $58 million from Richard Dawkins

I tripped up over the details of this one the other day, and it truly is bizarre. It is one of those cases that pops up whenever you might be tempted to think, “nobody could be that stupid”, because sure enough, up pops somebody who is quite determined to prove you wrong about that. A couple of … Read moreWeird lawsuit: Demand for $58 million from Richard Dawkins

An attempt by a medical Fraudster to gag a skeptical activist is failing

Both the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, Science-Based Medicine, and many many others, are quite openly critical of the various absurd claims that are promoted by charlatans as supposed miracle cures. One specific example of this is the criticism of the promotion of perispinal etanercept (Enbrel) for a long and apparently growing list of conditions that it … Read moreAn attempt by a medical Fraudster to gag a skeptical activist is failing