Sen. Claire McCaskill Brings Down the Hammer on Pseudoscience-Purveyor Dr. Oz

We know Dr. Mehmet Oz pushes a lot of pseudoscience on his syndicated talk show. He went from being known as America’s most trusted doctor when he appeared on Oprah (and a very talented surgeon) to being known as a purveyor of quack medicine that has no basis in science.

Earlier today, he was called to testify before Congress at the request of Senator Claire McCaskill for one particularly egregious scam promoted, in part, by Oz:



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I Feel Okay About Bill Nye Losing This Debate

Finally, the matchup we’ve been waiting for: Bill Nye vs. Isaac Newton in an Epic Rap Battle (featuring Weird Al Yankovic as Newton):



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42% of Americans Are Creationists, but Don’t Lose All Hope Just Yet

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a recent poll that said 42% of Americans are Creationists:



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A New Museum Devoted to Creationism Will Open Tomorrow in Idaho

I first heard about the Northwest “Science” “Museum” in 2011, but tomorrow, after several years in the works, its Vision Center will open up its doors to the public in Boise, Idaho.

As you can see from the promotional video below, the museum will show how “evolution is absurd” and explain the “catastrophic consequences of Darwinism. For example, Hitler and his Nazi regime could never have done what they did without the foundation of Darwinian evolution”:

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This May Be the Worst Academic Paper You’ll Ever See… and It Was Published in a Creationist Journal

Suppose you had to write an academic paper and you had no idea what you were talking about. And on top of that, you had to relate everything back to the Bible.

What would you do? You’d probably use a lot of big words. And then you’d break out a thesaurus and turn every short sentence into a long meandering paragraph.

In other words, you’d do what Callie Joubert (below) did for his recent paper published in the (Creationist) Answers Research Journal:

Just check out these excerpts from a paper that is so hilarious and verbose and laughable and loquacious and garrulous, it cites Ken Ham as a source when it isn’t repeating itself repeatedly (see what I did there?):

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