Inventor Selling Pseudoscientific Product Gets Caught in Shark Tank

In case you don’t watch the show “Shark Tank,” it’s a reality show in which a panel of rich business tycoons judge someone’s “great idea” and have a chance to invest in it. The “contestants” have to pitch their idea to the panel and face a barrage of questions about their business plan, previous sales, [Read More…]

Boiron: Give Customers a Refund for Your Fake Medicine

Carrie Poppy was feeling sick a month ago, so she (knowingly) purchased ColdCalm, a homeopathic “remedy” that has no actual potency to it. Actually, she took a lot of it. Double the dosage. To no one’s surprise, nothing bad happened to her. But, since Carrie’s a wonderful skeptic, she called both the poison control center [Read More…]

Jenny McCarthy Will Be So Happy…

She already speaks out against getting scientifically-sound vaccinations, but now she can start promoting Un-Oculate! It’ll get rid of vaccines you already have! (via the Cult Comedy Picture Show) [Read more…]

NPR Promotes Military Acupuncture

I was dismayed to see a headline from NPR today saying, “Military pokes holes in acupuncture skeptics’ theory.” Acupuncture is founded on the hypothesis that needles will redirect bodily energy to improve overall well-being. The problem? The bodily energy (called “qi,” pronounced chee) doesn’t exist. Acupuncture can’t work, just as antibiotics couldn’t work if germs [Read More…]

Deepak Chopra Just Got a High Score

(via Calamities of Nature) [Read more…]