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A Skeptic on the ConspiraSea Cruise

A Skeptic on the ConspiraSea Cruise

This is an index to our posts relating to my experiences on the ConspiraSea Cruise. Eventually we’ll convert this to a permanent page and keep it updated with new pieces and media coverage. Look forward to more indices as well, covering major Violent Metaphors topics. In January 2016, I attended the seminar-at-sea for conspiracy theorists as background research for my book, tentatively titled “The Good Fight.” Supporters generously helped offset the costs of my attendance by contributing to my crowdfunding campaign, which explains a bit of my methodology–in short, I went to listen, not to argue or disrupt. This photo went out in our first update; at least one person on the cruise recognized the hat. The ConspiraSea Posts I wrote a series of posts covering the details of the cruise, one per day: Day One: A Skeptic on the ConspiraSea CruiseAn explanation of the project and…Source link
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The origin of countless conspiracy theories

The origin of countless conspiracy theories

Why can we find geometric shapes in the night sky? How can we know that at least two people in London have exactly the same number of hairs on their head? And why can patterns be found in just about any text — even Vanilla Ice lyrics? PatrickJMT describes the Ramsey theory, which states that given enough elements in a set or structure, some interesting pattern among them is guaranteed to emerge.Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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Do you know where to find a good story?Why not submit it to us? To submit a story click the image above or send an email to tips@illuminuti.com and include a web link URL to the story. Please note: tips@illuminuti.com is a one-way email address. It’s set up to receive emails but it’s NOT setup to send emails, so a response should not be expected.Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB)Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Brain Works, ChemClouds, ChemTrails, Conspiracy, Debunk, Educational, ESP, Fun Stuff, GMO, Human Perception, Paranormal, Pseudoscientific, Psychology, Quackery, Satire, Science, Secret Societies, Skepticism, Superstition, Urban Legends | Tagged: conspiracists, Conspiracy, conspiracy theories, conspiracy theorist, conspiracy theorists, conspiracy theory, debunk, Debunked, ET, Extra Terrestrials, Illuminati, illuminuti, illuminutti, New World Order, News Tip, Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists, paranormal, pseudoscience, psychic, Psychology, science, skeptic, skepticism, skeptics, Story, Story Tip, Submit, Submit A Story, Tip, Unidentified flying objectSource link
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Who was the Original Night Stalker?

Who was the Original Night Stalker?

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Does Homeopathy Work?

Does Homeopathy Work?

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5 Ridiculous Things About Dianetics

5 Ridiculous Things About Dianetics

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Rule No. 1 for being Internet-smart: Never read NaturalNews

Rule No. 1 for being Internet-smart: Never read NaturalNews

Natural News is the worst of the internet. By Sharon A. Hill via  Doubtful Would you get your medical advice from a non-medical doctor with inadequate training? How about one investigated by the FBI for supporting killing of scientists? Would you get your news from a site that denies the basic tenets of science and how the universe works? How about a site that promotes policies that can result in death (AIDS denialism, anti-vaccine, homeopathic remedies for deadly diseases such as Ebola)? Is a site led by a alt med salesman that pushes baseless conspiracy theories and calls respected doctors and scientists names (or worse) a reputable source of information? No. And this is really serious. NO. Learn the name NATURALNEWS.COM and avoid it entirely. They call themselves “The world’s top news source on natural health”. They are the top source for health misinformation and pseudoscience. This is not in doubt: Natural News: A Truly Deadly Brand of Pseudoscience (Big Think) Why are so many Facebook friends sharing preposterous stories from Natural News? (Salon) Don’t believe anything you read at Natural News (Grist) Mike Adams, a.k.a. the Health Ranger, a health scamster profiled (ScienceBlogs) Natural News’ Mike Adams libelously attacks Science-Based Medicine’s David Gorski NN also publishes this disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material.In other words, treat this site as a joke because it’s not a science, news, or medical site. And, if you do follow the terrible advice or take our word for it and then hurt yourself, we absolve ourselves of everything. How noble, eh? Sadly, some people really do believe this stuff. If you read NN, which is possible because the damn thing is very popular, you are indulging in the wrongness; please go prepared for massive doses of nonsense and delusional commentary. If you share any of these stories as useful or true, you need an immediate intervention. Every time you share one of their links, even to make fun of it, you add to their Google search ranking. So don’t do that. Just don’t ever click on that site for anything. Skeptoid twice named NN the #1 Worst Anti-Science website: Continue Reading @ Doubtful – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)

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Got a Story? Submit A Story!

Do you know where to find a good story?Why not submit it to us? To submit a story click the image above or send an email to tips@illuminuti.com and include a web link URL to the story. Please note: tips@illuminuti.com is a one-way email address. It’s set up to receive emails but it’s NOT setup to send emails, so a response should not be expected.Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB)Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Brain Works, ChemClouds, ChemTrails, Conspiracy, Debunk, Educational, ESP, Fun Stuff, GMO, Human Perception, Paranormal, Pseudoscientific, Psychology, Quackery, Satire, Science, Secret Societies, Skepticism, Superstition, Urban Legends | Tagged: conspiracists, Conspiracy, conspiracy theories, conspiracy theorist, conspiracy theorists, conspiracy theory, debunk, Debunked, ET, Extra Terrestrials, Illuminati, illuminuti, illuminutti, New World Order, News Tip, Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists, paranormal, pseudoscience, psychic, Psychology, science, skeptic, skepticism, skeptics, Story, Story Tip, Submit, Submit A Story, Tip, Unidentified flying objectSource link
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Why Does Anyone Still Believe In The Loch Ness Monster?

Why Does Anyone Still Believe In The Loch Ness Monster?

By The Conversation via science20 People are fascinated by the unknown, by the possibility that there are things out there that are yet to be discovered. We think that most of our planet has been mapped by satellites and continents have been thoroughly explored. Although scientists estimate that millions of species are yet to be discovered, these are mostly assumed to be very small animals, especially invertebrates. Long gone are the days of famous explorers, when the borders of uncharted lands were marked with warnings such as “here be dragons”. And yet, many of us, still hope that some amazing, unexpected creatures may be hiding somewhere. These creatures are the so-called “cryptids”, animals such as the Himalayan Yeti, north American Bigfoot or Australia’s own Yowie. Perhaps the most famous is the Loch Ness monster, which has been back in the news recently, thanks to the discovery of a nine-meter long object at the Scottish lake.Engineers prepare to tow Munin, an intelligent marine robot, on Loch Ness in search for the mysterious monster. REUTERS/Russell CheyneA team of Norwegian researchers found what was initially thought to be evidence for the existence of the monster, informally known as “Nessie”. But this evidence later turned out to be just a prop from the 1970 movie The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, which sank after its buoyant humps were removed. This team of researchers was using some advanced sonar technology in the hope of unveiling the mystery of Loch Ness once and for all. But the prop is all they have found so far.Certainly, many people were disappointed. But from a scientific perspective, what are the odds that a prehistoric reptile actually inhabits the depths of Loch Ness? Continue Reading @ science20 – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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The Pause Update: April 2016

The Pause Update: April 2016

The complete UAH v6.0 data for April were released on Friday.  I could have presented this earlier, but there are some more important things in my life, like grandkids’ sleepovers and Mothers’ Day.  Back to business.  I present all the graphs for various regions, and as well summaries for easier comparison.  The Pause still refuses to go away, despite all expectations. These graphs show the furthest back one can go to show a zero or negative trend (less than +0.1C/ 100 years) in lower tropospheric temperatures. I calculate 12 month running means to remove the small possibility of seasonal autocorrelation in the monthly anomalies. Note: The satellite record commences in December 1978- now 37 years and 5 months long- 448 months. 12 month running means commence in November 1979. The graphs below start in December 1978, so the vertical gridlines denote Decembers. The final plotted points are April 2016.  [CLICK ON IMAGES…Source link
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Do you know where to find a good story?Why not submit it to us? To submit a story click the image above or send an email to tips@illuminuti.com and include a web link URL to the story. Please note: tips@illuminuti.com is a one-way email address. It’s set up to receive emails but it’s NOT setup to send emails, so a response should not be expected.Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB)Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Brain Works, ChemClouds, ChemTrails, Conspiracy, Debunk, Educational, ESP, Fun Stuff, GMO, Human Perception, Paranormal, Pseudoscientific, Psychology, Quackery, Satire, Science, Secret Societies, Skepticism, Superstition, Urban Legends | Tagged: conspiracists, Conspiracy, conspiracy theories, conspiracy theorist, conspiracy theorists, conspiracy theory, debunk, Debunked, ET, Extra Terrestrials, Illuminati, illuminuti, illuminutti, New World Order, News Tip, Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists, paranormal, pseudoscience, psychic, Psychology, science, skeptic, skepticism, skeptics, Story, Story Tip, Submit, Submit A Story, Tip, Unidentified flying objectSource link
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Chemtrail Protest

Chemtrail Protest

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How To Count Past Infinity

How To Count Past Infinity

Hold onto your brain, VSauce does it again!Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Brain Works, Educational, Fun Stuff, Geeky Stuff, Science | Tagged: Aleph 1, Aleph Null, Aleph One, axiom, axiom of infinity, axiom of replacement, axioms, billion, cantors diagonal argument, cardinal number, cardinality, continuum hypothesis, contradictions, epsilon not, finite, fractions, Googleplex, inaccessible cardinal, infinity, natural numbers, Omega, omega 1, omega one, order type, ordinal numbers, paradoxes, power set, rational numbers, replacement axiom, super task, trillion, youtubeSource link
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‘It Was Like a Cult’: Leaving the World of Online Conspiracy Theories

‘It Was Like a Cult’: Leaving the World of Online Conspiracy Theories

Stephanie Wittschier believed in the Illuminati and chemtrails, and even tried to convert people online. But then she started to have doubts. By Alexander Krützfeldt via Broadly Stephanie Wittschier believed in a lot of different things throughout her life: that aliens were locked away in Area 51; that the Third Reich was alive and well, along with the Illuminati, and—last but not least—that ruling elites were using chemtrails to poison humanity. The 35-year-old German was deep into the conspiracy theory scene for years before she dropped out, turning her attention to educating outsiders about the sinister truth behind Third Reich truthers and “chemmies” a.k.a people who believe the government is dumping toxic agents in plane vapor trails. Now she and her husband, Kai, run a Facebook page and Twitter account called Die lockere Schraube (“The Loose Screw”). And they’ve since incurred the wrath of their former conspiracy colleagues. Wittschier’s journey into the world of conspiracy theories began when she watched a documentary about the alleged inconsistencies in the 9/11 attacks. “Immediately afterwards she went online and googled ‘conspiracy’ and ‘9/11,’” Kai told Broadly. Wittschier got hooked. “She started to talk about elites, the Illuminati… At a certain point it stopped being fun, as it became impossible to talk to her. She stopped listening and seemed closed off to any reasonable discussion.”A ChemTrail plane departing from an undisclosed location.On the internet, Wittschier found people who shared her convictions. “That’s how it was,” she writes via email. “Back then, I had a friend who was into the same ideological conspiracy [stuff] and we got along pretty well. We believed in the same stuff, browsed the same forums, we used to talk about all sorts of things and most of the time we shared the same opinion.” Wittschier felt accepted among these like-minded people, who would ridicule outsiders’ attempts to re-educate them: “Those people [with different opinions] are representatives of the system or get paid; so-called sheep, people who don’t think.” At the height of her obsession—especially when it came to chemtrails—Wittschier was part of various groups on Facebook, participated in a forum called Allmystery, and was active on YouTube. But in August 2012, her best friend in the conspiracy world started to question and oppose certain theories, and began the slow process of dissociating herself from the world she shared with Wittschier. Continue Reading @ Broadly – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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Why do people disappear in national parks?

Why do people disappear in national parks?

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The reptilian conspiracy: Our secret overlords?!

The reptilian conspiracy: Our secret overlords?!

Evil human-alien reptilian hybrid overlords. If you see them, RUN!By Aubrey Sitterson via Geek.com Most well-known conspiracies are rooted, even if only distantly, in fact: A blurry video, redacted government memos, a tragic real-life occurrence. But one of our absolute favorite conspiracies is one that is rooted in practically nothing, one that is so delightfully bonkers and out there that the idea of people actually believing in it strains belief. Behold: The lizard people! The reptilian conspiracy Lizard people are a common part of multiple folklore traditions and they show up frequently enough in fiction to have become a trope if you’re generous, a cliché if you’re less so. From ancient myths all over the world to various cryptozoological claims to the foundational level of a lot of the more bonkers conspiracies to appearances in books, television, movies and more, lizard people are clearly ingrained in our subconscious as well as the zeitgeist. But how do you get from a common element in myth and fiction to a major worldwide conspiracy theory? One that claims that all aspects of government, business and religion are guided, if not outright controlled, by secret reptilian overlords masquerading as human beings? It’s a wild leap, and you don’t see anything similar with say, satyrs and fauns. So, how did we get there? The answer is one man: David Icke. Initially a professional soccer player, Icke later transitioned into a sports broadcaster after arthritis put an early end to his sports career. By the late 1980s, however, Icke had grown increasingly political, becoming heavily involved with the British Green Party while also taking an interest in various New Age philosophies, specifically psychic abilities, culminating in a mystical experience at an ancient pre-Incan burial site.Resigning from the Green Party, Icke began to position himself as a kind of psychic, predicting various natural disasters and even the end of the world itself in 1997 (none of which have come true). Eventually, however, his wild claims, particularly the one stating that he was the son of the godhead, caught up with him, as he became a figure of public ridicule. Two years after his purported end of the world, however, is when Icke’s story gets really interesting. That’s because it was 1999 that saw the publication of Icke’s book, The Biggest Secret. It was this book that made the outlandish claim that human beings were created by reptilian aliens known as the Anunnaki. The tome also put forth several other ideas, many of which will seem familiar to anyone who has seen The Matrix movies, but for our purposes, it’s the lizard people claim that is most fascinating. Continue Reading @ Geek.com – – –Also See: David Icke: Methods Of A Madman (iLLuMiNuTTi.com)Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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Why Does Natural News Think You Should Stay Away From Sucralose?

Why Does Natural News Think You Should Stay Away From Sucralose?

By Myles PowerSucralose is an artificial sweetener that goes by many brand names, but the one most will be familiar with is Splenda. The sweetener is synthesised by the selective protection, chlorination, and then deportation of table sugar, resulting in a compound which is approximately 650 times sweeter. It is found in many lower-calorie foods including chewing gum, cereals, and diet pop, and is considered to be safe for human consumption. However, there are some online who disagree and believe that the artificial sweetener poses a real health risk. Why do these people believe this? and is there any validity to their claims? As I did with aspartame, I believe the best way to answer these questions is to give Natural News a visit. Continue reading @ YouTubeLike this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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