Not in a Normal State
May 28, 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. Yesterday, the U.S. marked 100,000 dead from COVID-19. But don’t worry, the president is on the case. And by that I mean he is threatening to shut …

An Arsenal of Hamster Knowledge
May 27, 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. Red Flags For the first time, Twitter appends a very gentle warning message to one of President Trump’s tweets in which he lies about voting by mail, …

Suicide Pact
May 26, 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. Good morning, fellow human capital stock! I trust you are all maximizing your productivity, lest you be discarded and ground into meat slurry. Lots to get to …

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, …

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 …

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 …