US Rep. Asks NASA if Mars Had Ancient Civilizations

It can be a real pain in the ass trying to cover the topic of scientific illiteracy without straying into politics, especially when there is an ever-present financial incentive for politicians to play–or stay–dumb. As the saying goes, “facts are

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Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, But Obese Moms Might

…although to be fair, no data exists to suggest a correlation between obesity and being an anti-vaxxer conspiracy nut. -ED First off, an admin note for our more… cognitively challenged[1] readers who follow us on Facebook: this study was undertaken

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Anecdotes Still Aren’t Evidence – Just Because Something “Works For You” Doesn’t Mean it Works

Sorry ’bout your cognitive deficiencies, bro. Melinda Wenner Moyer has gotten a lot of modern day hate mail–irate comments and messages via social media–right out of the gate after launching a column on Self magazine that addresses inaccuracies in health

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“Your Presence Here Will Cause Babies to Die” – Doctor Storms Stage at Anti-Vaccine Conference

The paranoid anti-vaccine conspiracy movie “Vaxxed” is making its rounds in all the hippest circles of gullible mooks who believe Playboy models over medical science. If that sounds harsh, it’s because we absolutely mean it to be. Whether deluded, willfully

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Hoax Paper on “The Conceptual Penis” Published in Prominent Social Science Journal

Bullshido tends to steer clear of Social Science issues. This is partly because our mission is focused on things that are simultaneously both indisputable bullshit and popularly believed, partly because many of the topics are so emotionally charged that there’s no

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Musk Fudging the Numbers on his Solar Roof

It should be noted that we’re huge fans of Elon Musk and his projects. But if you’re going to play loose with the facts to sell a product, even if that product has the potential of making the world a

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Belief in Demons is Harmful to Mental Health

With everything going on in the world today —war, terrorism, financial instability, Cheetos— why do people still bother worrying about made up boogeymen? People who believe in demons or evil spirits are less likely to be in good mental health

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This is Why You Can’t Change Someone’s Mind With Facts

You’re arguing politics with a random stranger on the Internet, reasonably sharing facts that support your argument while asking for them to do the same. You can tell they’re getting irritated, and the further into the discussion you go, the

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FDA Drops Ban Hammer on Anti-Bacterial Soap

It’s a dark day for germaphobes, and a good day for normal skin flora. In 2013 the US Food and Drug Administration gave companies a year to prove their claims that additives to soaps could kill germs better than the

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