Category Archives: Bad Science from Depleted Cranium
So where does the name ďDepleted CraniumĒ come from?
Over the years there have been many substances or technologies which have become lightning rods for sensational claims of health or enviornmental effects. These include floridization of water, DDT, silicone breast implants, electromagnetic radiation and most recently depleted uranium.
The problem is not with the depleted uranium. Itís a problem of depleted cranium! Exposure to high doses of stupid can have very negative effects on your health!
Bad Science And Scary Science
High School Chemistry Demonstration Gone Wroing
One of the great benefits of the proliferation of cameras on phones and devices is that so many wonderful events of every day life are not captured and uploaded to the internet. Here’s a great one from a high school chemistry class. Now I’m all for hands-on learning, because it shows how science can be fun and [...]
The Truth About Energy Drinks
Recently, there has been a lot of controversy about so-called energy drinks.¬†¬† These are caffeinated drinks sold as energy boosters.¬† They may be carbonated or uncarbonated and can be found at just about any convenience store or gas station.¬†¬† Many come in large-sized cans, but an increasing number are of the “shot” variety, coming in [...]
Eleanor R Adair ‚Äď 1927-2013
The name probably does not sound familiar, but Dr. Eleanor Adair should be remembered as one of the most important figures in advancing our understanding of the health effects of microwave radiation. She did some of the first controlled large-scale trails on humans, including herself, which helped establish the thermal effects of non-ionizing radiation. As [...]
Back Pain Discovery Potentially Revolutionary and Game Changing
Throughout medical history, it was always believed that peptic ulcers were simply the result of gastric acid and inadequate mucus lining within the digestive tract, the primary causes being diet and stress.¬†¬† Sufferers lived for years with ulcers, with acid blockers, antacids and dietary changes helping to control the severity and symptoms of the ulcer.¬†¬† [...]
Poll Shows Widespread Conspiracy Theory Belief By Americans
This may be old news (about a month) but it is still worth posting.¬†¬† A poll was recently conducted by Public Policy Polling of Americans on the topic of conspiracy theories.¬†¬† The number really do not surprise me very much.¬† If anything, it shows a few conspiracy theories are LESS popular than I might have [...]
As Massive Wildfires Sweep California, Where is the Biggest Fire Fighting Aircraft?
As you may be aware, it’s wildfire season, and this year, there is a massive wildfire sweeping across California.¬† Really, this is not all that unusual.¬† Almost every year, there is a massive fire in some part of the Western US.¬†¬† They tend to strike different areas, as once they have struck a part of [...]
No, there is not a vaccine for autism!
Many of my skeptical and pro-science friends are extremely passionate about the issue of autism and vaccines.¬†¬† The scientific data indicates, very compellingly, that vaccines do not cause autism.¬† So when a press release came out claiming that a new vaccine could actually reduce autism, many jumped on and posted it all over social media [...]
Former NRC Chairman Jaczko Appointed to NNSA Board
Activists have often claimed that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Committee is in the pocket of the nuclear industry.¬†¬† However, based on the attitude of some of the recent commissioners, that seems to be quite the opposite of the truth, as is especially evident with former chairman Gregory Jaczko. Jaczko was first appointed as a commissioner [...]
With the Dust Barely Settled, Conspiracy Theories Abound
I am sure that I do not have to tell readers that there was a bombing, which occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.¬†¬† Two explosions occurred, in relatively rapid succession, resulting in three deaths and more than one hundred injuries.¬†¬† At the time of writing, there are several people in critical condition [...]
Shameful ‚ÄúStudy‚ÄĚ Claims Fukushima Radiation Affected US Babies
What can I say.¬† I am mad.¬†¬† I am ripping mad.¬† I’m disgusted.¬† I’ve seen a level of dishonesty and scientific misinformation so grotesque, I don’t even know what to say. One expects that vested interests will tweak data or publish biased studies to support their own causes from time to time.¬† It’s dishonest and unacceptable, [...]