Category: Conspiracy Theories

  • Things you can call bullshit on, according to science

    Regardless of what memes pop up in your timeline or what it says in the emails your mom sends, the following things are true according to science: Chemical-free isn’t a real thing, everything is made of chemicals Chemtrails are just water vapour  Chiropractors are not doctors Climate change is real and caused by humans Conspiracy…

  • A simple test to debunk stupid comspiracy theories

    One of my absolute favorite YouTube channels is Kurzgesagt (which means “in a nutshell” in German). They do a great job of explaining complex concepts (usually science topics) in plain English with simple animations. This week they deviated from their normal heavy topics (time, space, energy etc) to take on one of my biggest pet…

  • What if all of the dystopian stories are wrong and things turn out really great?

    Sometimes, when I’m discussing the potential of future science and technology, I find myself thinking that I sound like a Bond villain. More and more though I’m ok with that, because this isn’t a Bond story. We are conditioned by fiction to think that conspiracies abound and that science and technology are bound to destroy…

  • For most people there is no reason to go gluten free.

    As a child of the 70s I grew up in an era of fad diets and bad science. There has been since, at least, the 1960s a conspiracy mentality in certain circles: There was a sense that big pharma, big agriculture, big chemical, science, medicine and government generally were ‘killing us’ or making us less…