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Sungazing – The Dancing Sun

My childhood summers were spent camping with my family.  My grandparents, parents, aunts. uncles and cousins on my mom’s side of the family all had trailers at a campground by the South Nation River. The best days of my life were spent growing up there. Something that was never apparent to me when I was growing up [...]

Compound Nonsense

Sometimes in the world of Woo, people will call upon pseudosciences or fantasies by introducing another pseudoscience or fantasy to help bolster their claims. For example, we’ve come across people who believe, and have written books about Bigfoot (Bigfeet) being a race of time-shifting extra terrestrials. We are also very familiar with people who consult [...]

Why Is This Science?

Dear MSNBC,

Why are claims of a bigfoot sightings in your science section? Upon cursory review (and I mean all of 10 seconds) a 5th grade science student can determine that this is nothing but a hoax – and a really lame one to boot. Blurry video at 15 feet? The cheapest cameras auto-focus in a [...]

Monster Tides on Ancient Earth

We recently received the following question.

Hello Chaps!While scanning through one of the god channels the other day Dr Richard Kent put forward his “Evolution is Impossible!” evidence list.  Most of it was ridiculous, playground stuff, surely only plausible for those desperate to believe it.  One point was curious though in his argument for a [...]

Did Ancient Tsunamis Bury Atlantis?

 

Shamelessly trying to exploit the fervor from Japan’s tragedy, online news outlets are trying to link the discovery of sunken ruins off of the Spanish coast to tsunamis.

First, the story:

University of Hartford Professor Richard Freund is the head of an international team of researchers searching for Atlantis. In 2009 and 2010, they [...]