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Ad Hominem: Attacking the Researcher Just as Effective as Discrediting the Research

Do facts upset you? Do you not like the results of Scientific research? Boy do we have great news for you! That’s right, instead of analyzing studies for flawed methods or bad data, you can just call the researcher a

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Yet Another Hit Piece on Jordan Peterson

There’s an insidious, BS argument technique currently spreading like a rhetorical pestilence through Social Media, conventional media, and even in academic institutions. Here’s how it works: 1. Person A states their argument in good faith, providing a reasonable degree of

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Vaccine Deniers More Prone to Believe Other Conspiracy Theories

Sure, you’re sitting there with a deliberately stupid look on your face as you read this. But then you uncross your eyes, wipe off the drool, and realize that it’s important for Science to study general Human stupidity so we

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The Ongoing Shame of Brazilian Jiujitsu Instructors Promoting Sexual Predators to Black Belt

Here’s the $50,000 question: Do Martial Arts instructors have any duty to screen their students before teaching them the skills of physical violence? For outsiders who only know about Martial Arts through popular culture, there’s a gross, sometimes deliberately-crafted misunderstanding

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Did the Trump Administration Ban the CDC from Using Certain Terms?

There comes a point when covering the constant assault on facts gets overwhelming, when despair creeps in and you just want to throw up your hands and walk away to preserve what’s left of your appreciation for the good things in

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The solution to bad people being violent is making good people better at violence

We need to talk about Victim Blaming, and that’s not going to go over well with certain people. Of course, it is terrible to tell someone who has suffered a sexual assault that they bear any responsibility for what happened

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Anti-Vaxxers Make Death Threats to Judge Who Ordered Child Vaccinated

“If she can get away with this, the b—-h has got to die. The b—-h has got to die.” Just in case you were concerned that this is another example of the media taking something out of context in order

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Jenny McCarthy and Other Actresses Accuse Steven Seagal of Sexual Impropriety

Bullshido does not do celebrity news, which is fortunate because neither of these people are actual celebrities any more. And for regular readers of our articles, you’ll be familiar with both Jenny McCarthy and Steven Seagal as peddlers of bullshit

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The NHS says “NFW” to Surgeries for Smokers and Obese Patients

Obesity is a medically and scientifically complicated topic that is even further complicated by the public’s lack of medical and scientific knowledge. And you triple-down on the complexity once you figure in social factors such as body image standards, and

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