Herd immunity against measles is no longer in Portugal due to the decrease in the number of people immune to the disease in the last 14 years
Tag Pseudoscience / Antiscience
The ‘Science’ March is helping disguise as science the many very popular anti-scientific hypotheses that have hijacked the struggle for equality.
Contrary to the common assumption that racism and sexism are twin prejudices propping up a white male power structure, minority women are far less likely to be the target of racist treatment than minority men.
In this video Myles Power explains how Rebecca Watson misrepresented Evolutionary Psychology — it’s only 15 minutes long and it’s worth a watch:
More than 100 Nobel laureates signed an open letter to Greenpeace urging them to stop sabotaging the Golden Rice particularly, and GMO’s research generally. The letter was also sent to the UN and the governments around the world
In 2000, eco-talibans destroyed an experimental field of GMO papaya in Lagunillas (Venezuela). Let’s help raise money for a documentary telling the story.
The group ‘Por la Anarquía’ claimed responsibility for the attacks in a patchwork quilt that echoes profoundly ignorant and terribly unscientific memes:
Two Spanish politicians asked the European Parliament to recognise the made-up illness known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity:
The Commission has appointed Colombian academic Daniel Mejía as one of it’s members. This is a red flag, and here’s why:
This is not just a bad sign for free speech, but it is a bad precedent for science — what will ‘The Lancet’ do when very picky churchgoers choose to be offended with the conclusions of one of their papers? Judging by this bad decision, those will also be removed, lest they offend the illiterate.
A six year old boy with diphtheria was admitted to intensive care at a hospital. It is the first recorded case in Spain since 1987. Vaccination is a kid’s right, not their parents’.
A few days ago, my fellow SINner Smilodon took issue with the Texas governor for preventing citizens to vote to…
Bigots at the National University of Córdoba sent death threats to JM Mulet, who was on a tour of his book about we should not listen to fear-mongers when it comes to diet choices:
There are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective
As you probably know by now, here at Skeptic Ink we’ve just launched 13 Reasons to Doubt, our very first…
The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, took advantage of a public event to promote urine therapy — he claims it worked…
José Bové is a French politician who was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 for Europe Ecologie. He’s also…
Some days ago, Jimmy Wales answered a Change petition asking him to drop Wikipedia standards of evidence in order to…
Charlatan Gilles-Eric Séralini has a new fraud claiming pesticides are more toxic than what regulatory authorities have assumed. Fortunately, actual scientists…