The Horoscope Word Cloud

Not that you need any more evidence to convince you that horoscopes are complete bullshit, but this is one I hadn’t seen before and it’s fantastic. The folks at Information is Beautiful made a word cloud for each astrological sign compiled from 22,000 “predictions” from Yahoo. This is what they found: What do you know… [Read More…]

Andrew Wakefield’s Autism/Vaccines Study Shown to Be a Hoax

This is a guest post by Jamie Bernstein. Jamie is a graduate student in public policy at the University of Chicago. … For those who have been reading this blog for awhile, you might remember a guest post I wrote back in May where I talked about meeting Andrew Wakefield, getting my picture with him, [Read More…]

Homeopathic College Rings NASDAQ Bell

I know the NASDAQ Stock Market bell is often rung by celebrities (so much for taking it seriously), but why are they lending any sort of credibility to the American Medical College of Homeopathy? I know the stock market has problems, but giving the honor to a group that profits off of ignorance and pseudoscience [Read More…]

Teenage Con Artist: God Told Me To Charge You $150

Brian Scibetta thinks he can talk to god, ask him questions, get the answers, and tell you what he said… for the low, low price of $150/hour. He says god told him to charge that amount. I don’t know where to focus my rage: At Brian, who’s (knowingly or unknowingly) conning people; his customers, who [Read More…]

Indian Skeptics Offer Reward for Proof of the Paranormal

The leaders of the Humanist Rationalist Association, Godhra (in India) want to show that black magic and ghosts are non-existent, so they’re offering a pretty sizable reward for anyone who can offer proof that those things are real. It’s their version of James Randi‘s $1,000,000 Paranormal Challenge: This year, the group has thrown a challenge [Read More…]