Consign Them All to Eternal Destruction
March 27, 2020


Boris Johnson has the coronavirus. We are telling Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, that exempting churches from restrictions on social gatherings is simply not gonna fly: This pandemic is in the process of overwhelming every aspect of American life. The only hope we have of enduring this crisis is to slow the disease’s spread by staying …

Beat Back the Chaos
March 26, 2020


We are still helping! Yesterday we launched the CFI Coronavirus Resource Center: Inoculation Against Misinformation. It’s our effort to collect, curate, and communicate the most relevant and useful science and reality-based resources for information regarding the coronavirus pandemic, focusing on what we do best, separating facts and science from misinformation and pseudoscience. Go check it …

The Dumbest Debate
March 25, 2020


Benjamin Radford offers some guidance on dealing with coronavirus news and information; not just about telling the real from the fake stuff, but also the useful from the trivial. Just as importantly, he reminds us not only to be careful of what we believe, but what we share online, recommending some types of “social media …

A Punishment Inflicted Upon Us For Our Presumptuous Sins
March 24, 2020


What fresh hell does today bring? Trump is feeling antsy about all this social distancing and people not going to his hotels, so he says he wants to get people out and about and infecting each other as soon as possible. You can tell he feels very strongly about it because he’s tweeting the code …

If That’s Not Devilish, I Don’t Know What Is
March 23, 2020


Wow, I bet Sylvia Browne, who “predicted” some kind of outbreak for 2020, is just kicking herself in the afterlife for not being around for the coronavirus. John Blake at CNN reports: The prediction faded from public memory and the book’s author, Sylvia Browne, died in 2013. But the coronavirus pandemic has brought new attention …

Magic Seeds and Spiders in Nutshells
March 20, 2020


Check this out: WE ARE HELPING. The superhero of education, the Avenger of Evolution, Bertha Vazquez, has put together a six-hour guided lesson on evolution for students stuck at home because of the coronavirus…and she’s got two versions of it! One for middle school, another for high school. At Newsweek, Andrew Whalen looks at the …

Compelling Interests for Pansies
March 19, 2020


Let’s start with coronavirus racism! There is apparently a conspiracy theory stating that black people are immune to the virus (obviously false), which of course would be a big surprise to actor and guardian of the Bifrost, Idris Elba: Something that is scaring me, when I read the comments and some of the reactions, my …

“Pikuach Nefesh” vs. “Ready to Lick the Floor”
March 18, 2020


So much of the news today seems to center around one all-important theme: People can’t seem to wrap their heads around how important it is to stay the hell away from each other right now. Just watch Jake Tapper and Sanjay Gupta on CNN as they struggle not to lose their minds over the indifference …

Yes, There Are Crystals
March 17, 2020


We’re having what I am calling a zero-tolerance attitude toward fake medicine profiteering during this crisis. So when our own Nick Little found his beloved Wegmans store hawking homeopathic products during all the disaster-prep shopping, he was having none of it, and sent a message to the CEO: “As you are well aware, we are …

Pus and Globuli
March 16, 2020


The people of Earth seem fascinated by the idea that Sylvia Browne, the late fake-psychic, maybe actually didn’t predict the coronavirus pandemic, as shockingly revealed by our own Benjamin Radford. Newsweek and UK’s Independent report on Ben’s jaw-dropping exposé, which concludes, “So we have a two-sentence prediction written in 2008 by a convicted felon with …