Alternative facts – skeptics have been dealing with this for years

Alternative facts, what most of us would call outright lies or misinformation, are the new standard of truthfulness coming out of the Donald Trump administration. It started when Kellyanne Conway, one of the numerous Trump talking heads who think Americans are stupid, said, "You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving ... alternative…

Immune system myths – can we really boost it?

Immune system myths are one of the common claims of the junk medicine medicine crowd, especially the anti-vaccine activists. The pseudoscience of the immune system is pernicious and possibly dangerous. It's frustrating that the pseudoscience from the junk medicine crowd claims that this supplement or that food is critical to boosting the immune…

Influenza vaccination – epic rant about anti-vaccine Dumb Asses

We're nearing the commencement of the 2016-2017 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere. And every flu season, for the past 5 years, I reprint Dr. Mark Crislip's epic rant about Dumb Ass healthcare workers who refuse to get the influenza vaccination. Dr. Crislip's impassioned characterizations, which was originally published in A Budget of Dumb…
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