‘Plandemic’ Asks Questions—But Won’t Answer Them
May 21, 2020

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Earlier this month, a YouTube video for an (apparently) upcoming documentary titled Plandemic was released by Mikki Willis (credited onscreen as “father/filmaker” [sic]). The video features a lengthy interview with virologist Judy Mikovits, who offers scattershot conspiracy-laden assertions about the “truth” behind the COVID-19 pandemic, prefaced by claims of having been framed for a crime …

I Was the Big Fish
May 21, 2020


We’re keeping track of COVID-19 pseudoscience, snake oil, fake cures, and more at CFI’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Separate fact from fiction and inoculate yourself from misinformation at centerforinquiry.org/coronavirus. It’s All an Act Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times shows how the religion cases currently before the Supreme Court are more about storytelling and creating …

Dingbat Armchair Scientist
May 20, 2020


We’re keeping track of COVID-19 pseudoscience, snake oil, fake cures, and more at CFI’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Separate fact from fiction and inoculate yourself from misinformation at centerforinquiry.org/coronavirus. Propagandize Properly, Please At the New York Times, Michael M. Grynbaum shows how Fox News seems unsure which version of reality it’s supposed to espouse, as hosts give different takes …

Null and Void
May 19, 2020


We’re keeping track of COVID-19 pseudoscience, snake oil, fake cures, and more at CFI’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Separate fact from fiction and inoculate yourself from misinformation at centerforinquiry.org/coronavirus. President Trump claims that he is taking hydroxychloroquine. “And all I can tell you is,” he said, “so far I seem to be okay.” Q-tips The Atlantic …

A Philosophy of Weaponized Illusion
May 18, 2020


We’re keeping track of COVID-19 pseudoscience, snake oil, fake cures, and more at CFI’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Separate fact from fiction and inoculate yourself from misinformation at centerforinquiry.org/coronavirus. Mondays are already a beast for The Morning Heresy, what with all the catching up from the weekend. Regular readers (all twelve of you) will also have …

It Messes Up Everything
May 14, 2020


We’re keeping track of COVID-19 pseudoscience, snake oil, fake cures, and more at CFI’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Separate fact from fiction and inoculate yourself from misinformation at centerforinquiry.org/coronavirus. The Darkest Winter in the Darkest Timeline Dr. Rick Bright, the vaccine expert booted by Trump when he pushed back against the president’s insistence on promoting hydroxychloroquine, …

COVID-19 Pseudoauthorities
May 13, 2020


This is the fifth in a series of original articles on the COVID-19 pandemic by the Center for Inquiry as part of its Coronavirus Resource Center, which was created to help the public address the crisis with evidence-based information. Please check back periodically for updates and new information.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does …

That’s Not Us, Bro.
May 13, 2020


We’re keeping track of COVID-19 pseudoscience, snake oil, fake cures, and more at CFI’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Separate fact from fiction and inoculate yourself from misinformation at centerforinquiry.org/coronavirus. Airplane! Freethought philanthropist Todd Stiefel made his mark on the pro-infection “ReOpen” protests in North Carolina yesterday, sending a plane banner soaring over the crowd that said …

Satan at CFI? Save your Dime…
May 12, 2020


Jim Underdown: Hello?

Caller: Hi, how you doin’?

JU: Good, what can I do for you?

Caller: Well I wanted to know exactly what area you guys were in, because I had been in the area and I had heard you guys were going to turn the place into a Satanic Temple. Is that true?

JU: No.

CALLER: Oh it’s not true?

JU: Nope.

It’s Going to End Badly
May 12, 2020


We’re keeping track of COVID-19 pseudoscience, snake oil, fake cures, and more at CFI’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Separate fact from fiction and inoculate yourself from misinformation at centerforinquiry.org/coronavirus. Worse and Worser Good morning, sunbeams! Let’s start the day with a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is going to make so many other things so …