There are medical journals and there are medical journals

Every time some anti-vax propagandist sends me something about his quack obsession, he quotes some medical journal somewhere as though this is the ultimate trump card.  If it’s published in something that calls itself a medical journal, it’s gotta be SCIENCE[TM]!, right? Not so much as you might think actually.  Here, for instance, is the [Read More…]

Melanie’s Marvelous Measles

…is a piece of junk written by an anti-vax kook of the Survival of the Fittest mold. These are the nuts who urge that we all just go ahead and expose our kids the disease that used to kill children by the millions, cuz that will strengthen the breed. I’m not linking to the thing [Read More…]

The Growing Right Wing Fascination with Quackery

GOP Senator: Don’t Force Employees to Wash Their Hands after Using the Toilet This genius has no problem with the state forcing Starbucks to put up signs informing customers that their food preparers might be seasoning their food with fecal flecks, just with making sure they don’t season their food with fecal flecks. The market, [Read More…]

Technology is a Force Multiplier

The more access we have to technology, the easier it becomes for fewer and fewer people to have a bigger and bigger impact on more and more people. And as the impact gets bigger, we have a hard time taking in the fact that so few people could really have such devastating effects. So, for [Read More…]

Karl Keating Does all the Heavy Lifting So I Don’t Have To

Evidently, CMTV has done another puff piece on “The Principle” and Karl Keating, Dave Palm and Yr. Obdt. Svt are fingered as the sinister agents of the Church of Nice out to destroy the Work of God Almighty. Karl responds: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOT MUCH For the second time, Bob Sungenis and Rick DeLano appeared [Read More…]

Elementary Logic For Hysterics

The argument “Everything Hitler did was legal”, while perfectly true, does not logically entail the proposition “Grazing fees are legal, therefore the United States is a Nazi hellhole and some cowboy crook wrapped in a flag can threaten to kill people with his militia posse if he loses in court.” If ever the reductio ad [Read More…]

Maria Divine Mercy…

…is a quack, a fraud, and a false prophet. Ignore her. [Read more…]

Maria Divine Mercy…

…is another complete and utter fraud and now it appears it’s all coming out.  The incredible thing is that anybody fell for it in the first place.  The even more incredible thing is that, for a good number of people, nothing will change as a result of her exposure. [Read more…]

Almost Everything You Need to Know About the Immense Gulf Between Dante and Dan Brown

is communicated by the juxtaposition of these portraits: The gravitas of the one.  The sheer empty-suit vacancy of the other.  Brown is a parasite feeding off a genius, making a fortune from gulls who take his pretentious hackery for erudition.  But in case the portrait doesn’t really communicate how depressing it is that this dim-witted [Read More…]

Do not follow Maria Divine Mercy

She is a false prophet.  Don’t get played. [Read more…]