Tag: pseudoscience

“Boosting” Your Immune System?

For once, I am not sick with some massive cold, allergic reaction, or, for goodness sake, pneumonia, like I have been on and off for the past several months. Some people would encourage me to boost my immune system using…

I get email, too…

Obligatory. (Also, I’m running on little sleep… so, beware.) So, as an astronomer, I get all kinds of email with people’s pet theories on how the universe works. And it baffles me as to why anyone would think that the…

Astrology "Shakeup"

Ironically, I am too wiped out to blog after Science Online 2011! It was all kinds of awesome. So, to further follow-up on the astrology nonsense of the week, here is my boss and all around cool guy at Discovery,…

So what's your sign, baby?

I got a question about this from one of my dearest friends, and so I’ll take a bit of time to answer it here. In the infamous words of Charlie Tolbert at UVa, “Astrology is bunk.” That’s it. That’s the…

Another Defense of Science

I was taking a break the other day and following some fun Twitter links to a story about Eddie Izzard’s marathon of marathons, which is a really cool and inspiring story.  (Sorry, I don’t remember who tweeted it first!) This…

Congratulations, you may be psychic!

Weekly World News, that bastion of scientific credibility, has reported that 53% of people are psychic, based on a study done at the University of Virginia on the townspeople and students of Charlottesville. Say what now? This study was published…