Conspiracy Theories & Urban Legends

skeptoid_logoThere is so much pseudoscience out in the world, bad facts and figures, it makes it hard to know what’s real. Scam artist use these things  to sell magic jewelry and free energy solutions, others make money selling books or movies with much things as the Amityville Horror and people actually put their own heath at risk with useless alternative medicine schemes, like detoxification and reflexology. We haven’t even mentioned the Conspiracy theorists.

Finally, a great podcast that looks at all these common misconceptions with a scientific approach, with real data to support conclusions. It is amazing how much people believe just because it is in print.

Hosted by Brian Dunning, a computer scientist, who does a wonderful job a explaining the situation in terms even a simpleton like me can understand, but never in a patronizing way. He attacks such subjects as magic jewelry, free energy, the Amityville Horror, the Philadelphia Experiment, alternative medicine schemes, like detoxification and reflexology and conspiracy theories, like chemtrails or 9/11 "truth" theories.

You don’t have to believe what Brian is saying and that is all right, as long as it get you thinking that maybe there is a more realistic approach to The End of Days in 2012.

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