Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Uri Geller's Mind-Power Kit - Myles Reviews

Uri Geller is an Israeli illusionist,magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He is known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other illusions. In his Mind-Power Kit he claims to to share with the reader the secrets of his extraordinary powers. The kit also contains a crystal that Uri was personally empowered and a tape with instructions.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Acupuncture: Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine is medicine that hasn’t been proven to work.

Lecture 4: Acupuncture

Most people think acupuncture has been proven to work, but the evidence actually indicates that it is no more than an elaborate, theatrical placebo.

Almost everything you’ve heard about acupuncture is false.

Video by James Randi Foundation. Lecture 4: Acupuncture

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Do you Believe the Bible is true?

Do you Believe the Bible is true?


Aired July 29, 2009 - Episode 8, Final episode of Season 3. Get season 3 on DVD from the online ABC store.


Video by The Chaser's War on Everything. - Do you Believe the Bible is true?

Friday, November 17, 2017

How Richard Dawkins Became a Card-Carrying Skeptic

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins shared with us an early memory of playing hide-and-seek with an African man who claimed to have "magicked himself invisible." Dawkins is the author of many books, including: The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor's Tale, An Appetite for Wonder, The magic of Reality, The Greatest Show on Earth, and A Devil's Chaplain.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Law of Attraction - Debunked (The Secret - Refuted)

1. Pseudoscience: So the first thing to be said, in my opinion, is that the Law of Attraction, and, to be blunt, New Age Thought altogether, is entirely predicated on dispensing meaningless drivel masqueraded as profound truth and wisdom… it is, to paraphrase Michael Shermer, the combination of scientific sounding words with New Age words to create the illusion that they’re somehow related… For example, the term ‘Law of Attraction’ deliberately implies that it is a scientific law, just like the ‘Law of Conservation of Energy’ etc., and yet, science regards the Law of Attraction as pure nonsense and pseudoscience, and puts it in the same bin as creationism, homeopathy, climate change denial and tin foil hats!

2. Argument from Ignorance: Anyhow, with that said, the first question to be asked is if the first premise is true - is everything really comprised of energy vibrating at different frequencies? Is the Law of Vibration true? Well, while it is true that everything so far appears to be an expression of matter and energy, and while matter and energy are indeed different states of the same thing (energy)... the only way someone can say that everything “vibrates” is by defining ‘vibration’ to be “energy in motion” – which only serves to confuse people. What’s more is that if the proponents of this argument go a step further and assert that we know for sure that everything is vibrating energy, they’re actually committing an Argument from Ignorance, because absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

3. Equivocation Fallacy: Of all the arguments I've taken on (so far), the proponents of the Law of Attraction perhaps commit more equivocation fallacies than them all. From defining energy as “energy in motion”, to defining it as “the universal life force that exists in all living matter”, to defining it as "a personal mental state or an emotional atmosphere that can be sensed", they are the kings of equivocation. Watch out for it!

4. Unfalsifiable Fallacy: A third flaw with many, but not all concepts of ‘energy’ and ‘vibration’, is that they are untestable and irrefutable, and that because of this they commit an Unfalsifiable Fallacy. An Unfalsifiable Fallacy occurs when an asserted proposition cannot be disproven by any amount of evidence, and yet the proponent insists that the proposition is true. For example, if a proponent defines vibrational energy to mean “an intangible and undetectable life force that exists in all living matter”, then due to it being intangible and undetectable, it can never by proven false…

5. Anecdotal Fallacy: And finally, as the last major flaw that I’ll raise in this video, most proponents of the Law of Attraction commit a devastating Anecdotal Fallacy. They do this because their concepts, definitions, ideology and assertions are largely, and sometimes entirely, predicated on their own personal experiences, interpretations, and testimony.

Evangelicals: Chasers war on everything Evangelicals

Christianity and Christian Televangelist

* Mike Murdock, Televangelist
* Benny Hinn, Televangelist

Video by Chasers War on Everything

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

B.Y.T.H. Busters (The Secret Law of Attraction)

In B.Y.T.H. Busters: The Secret Law of Attraction, Adam Average and Jamie Imtheman put the "Law of Attraction" to the test.

This is the second in a series of videos that promote science and critical thinking through the use of humor, wit, and satire.

If you missed our first video, The Con Academy, watch it now:

Skeptics Presents: B.Y.T.H. Busters (The Secret Law of Attraction)

Video by Brian Keith Dalton and Michael Shermer.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Economic Development: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don't get, in return.

Ark Encounter, Operated by Answers in Genesis a young Earth Christian creationism group.

Last Week Tonight on HBO, November 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Floods: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver explains why our federal system for financing flood recovery perpetuates a pattern of destruction and why you should never offer a tortilla chip to a seagull.

Last Week Tonight, October 2017. HBO
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