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Berenstein or Berenstain? The Mandela Effect

Berenstein or Berenstain? The Mandela Effect

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How Much Do Targeted Online Ads Know About You?

How Much Do Targeted Online Ads Know About You?

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Is Earth Actually Flat?

Is Earth Actually Flat?

By Vsauce via YouTube The earth is not flat, it is round, otherwise travelers would be falling off the edge. Right? Wrong!Like this: Like Loading…RelatedPosted in: Educational, Flat Earth, Fun Stuff, Geeky Stuff, Physics, Science | Tagged: Earth, Flat Earth, gravity, Physics, Vsauce, youtubeSource link
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Flat Earth Debunk Visualization – YouTube

Flat Earth Debunk Visualization – YouTube

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World of Batshit – #7: Gravity

World of Batshit – #7: Gravity

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The New Flat Earthers

The New Flat Earthers

By Brian Dunning via skeptoidListen here, read transcript below Today we’re going to follow up on an older Skeptoid episode from a few years ago, the Flat Earth Theory. In that episode we looked at the history of belief in a flat Earth, which was mainly driven by 19th and 20th century Christian fundamentalism driving clumsy efforts to prove the literal truth of the Bible. That era ended when the last of the well known proponents, an elderly couple who called themselves the Covenant People’s Church, died after their house burned down in 1996, taking with it the archives of their International Flat Earth Research Society of America. And where their story ended, today’s story begins, with a new, reinvented version of the Flat Earth theory. The Biblical literalists have moved from the center of Flat Earth belief to its fringe, and their place has been taken by believers in conspiracy theories and alternate science. 21st century Flat Earthers are less likely to recite Bible verses and more likely to oppose vaccination, to charge that 9/11 was an inside job, and to claim the government is drugging the population with chemtrails sprayed from airliners. Flat Earthing is now entwined with perpetual motion machines, with a belief that Nikola Tesla held the secrets to free energy now suppressed by the global elite, cold fusion and zero point energy, and declare that it’s all part of the grandest coverup of all: that the Earth is actually a flat disk and not a globe. An excellent resource for tracking the popularity of ideas is Google Trends, which tells us that Internet searches for the term “Flat Earth” began a sharp increase at the beginning of 2015. The popularity of this search term is still rising, and is presently at its greatest over the course of Google’s entire tracking history. This is with the exception of January 2016 which saw a tremendous spike. By then a pair of fringy C-list celebrities had been trumpeting the Flat Earth and declaring their rejection of the Earth as a sphere loudly and proudly, though it’s never been clear whether they actually believed this or were just bucking for attention. One of these was a rapper named B.o.B, who had been among the most vocal; and to the delight of the Internet, astronomer and beloved science personality Neil deGrasse Tyson began correcting him over Twitter. Within a short time it developed into a rap battle, with Tyson’s nephew providing the rhythm. The other was celebrated salacious person Tila Tequila, for whose Twitter feed the Flat Earth tweets constituted the most intelligent and weighty content. If the new Flat Earthers were limited to these two “celebrities” and the handful of remaining Christian Flat Earth fundamentalists, that would be one thing. But they are not. Google Trends proves that B.o.B and Tila Tequila were only riding a wave that had been building for the better part of a year. Where was it building? YouTube provides another indicator. Search YouTube for “Flat Earth” and you’ll find countless videos, mainly amateurish explainers full of gross misunderstandings and misinformation, yet many with tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of views. Most of these were posted throughout 2015 and 2016. What triggered the sudden renewal of interest? Continue Reading @ skeptoid – – –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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95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong

95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong

Note:This is a repost from Dr. Roy Spencer’s blog entry last Friday. I’ve done so because it needs the wide distribution that WUWT can offer. The one graph he has produced (see below) says it all. I suggest readers use their social media tools to share this far and wide. – Anthony by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. I’m seeing a lot of wrangling over the recent (15+ year) pause in global average warming…when did it start, is it a full pause, shouldn’t we be taking the longer view, etc. These are all interesting exercises, but they miss the most important point: the climate models that governments base policy decisions on have failed miserably. I’ve updated our comparison of 90 climate models versus observations for global average surface temperatures through 2013, and we still see that >95% of the models have over-forecast the warming trend since 1979, whether…Source link
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Ghosthunters: The Warrens

Ghosthunters: The Warrens

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Is Aspartame Safe?

Is Aspartame Safe?

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Got a Story? Submit A Story!

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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The Pause Update: May 2016

The Pause Update: May 2016

The complete UAH v6.0 data for May were released on today.  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 0.1 +/-0.1C per 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 6 months long- 450 months. 12 month running means commence in November 1979. The y-axes in the graphs below are at December 1978, so the vertical gridlines denote Decembers. The final plotted points are May 2016.  [CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE] Globe:The 12 month mean to May 2016 is +0.46C.  The Pause is still an embarrassing reality! However, it may “disappear” soon…Source link
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The Case of the Ancient Astronauts – Erich von Däniken

The Case of the Ancient Astronauts – Erich von Däniken

This Nova documentary The Case of the Ancient Astronauts destroys the claims made by Erich von Däniken and his looney ancient astronauts (alien) theory. Read more about von Däniken below the video. Enjoy MIB From Wikipedia: Erich Anton Paul von Däniken (; German: [ˈeːrɪç fɔn ˈdɛːnɪkən]; born 14 April 1935) is a Swiss author of several books which make claims about extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, including the best-selling Chariots of the Gods?, published in 1968. Däniken is one of the main figures responsible for popularizing the “paleo-contact” and ancient astronauts hypotheses. The ideas put forth in his books are rejected by a majority of scientists and academics, who categorize his work as pseudohistory, pseudoarchaeology and pseudoscience.[1][2][3] The Nova documentary The Case of the Ancient Astronauts shows that all the claims made by von Däniken about the Pyramid of Cheops were wrong in all accounts. The technique of construction is well understood, scholars know perfectly what tools were used, the marks of those tools in the quarries are still visible, and there are many tools preserved in museums. Däniken claims that it would have taken them too long to cut all the blocks necessary and drag them to the construction site in time to build the Great Pyramid in only 20 years, but Nova shows how easy and fast it is to cut a block of stone, and shows the rollers used in transportation. He also claims that Egyptians suddenly started making pyramids out of nowhere, but there are several pyramids that show the progress made by Egyptian architects while they were perfecting the technique from simple mastabas to later pyramids. Däniken claims that the height of the pyramid multiplied by one million was the distance to the Sun, but the number falls too short. If it were true, it would make the pyramid 93 miles high… He also claims that Egyptians could not align the edges so perfectly to true North without advanced technology that only aliens could give them, but Egyptians knew of very simple methods to find North via star observation, and it is trivial to make straight edges.[36] Continue reading @ Wikipedia  –  –  –From The Skeptic’s Dictionary The term ‘ancient astronauts’ designates the speculative notion that aliens are responsible for the most ancient civilizations on earth. The most notorious proponent of this idea is Erich von Däniken, author of several popular books on the subject. His Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past, for example, is a sweeping attack on the memories and abilities of ancient peoples. Von Däniken claims that the myths, arts, social organizations, etc., of ancient cultures were introduced by astronauts from another world. He questions not just the capacity for memory, but the capacity for culture and civilization itself, in ancient peoples. Prehistoric humans did not develop their own arts and technologies, but rather were taught art and science by visitors from outer space. Where is the proof for von Däniken’s claims? Some of it was fraudulent. For example, he produced photographs of pottery that  he claimed had been found in an archaeological dig. The pottery depicts flying saucers and was said to have been dated from Biblical times. However, investigators from Nova (the fine public-television science program) found the potter who had made the allegedly ancient pots. They confronted von Däniken with evidence of his fraud. His reply was that his deception was justified because some people would only believe if they saw proof (“The Case of the Ancient Astronauts,” first aired 3/8/78, done in conjunction with BBC’s Horizon and Peter Spry-Leverton)! Most of von Däniken’s evidence is in the form of specious and fallacious arguments . . . Continue Reading @ The Skeptic’s Dictionary – – –Like this: Like Loading…RelatedSource link
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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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