NeuroLogica Blog » John Horgan is “Skeptical of Skeptics”

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

NeuroLogica Blog » John Horgan is “Skeptical of Skeptics”:

Steven Novella responds to that talk by John Horgan that I reblogged a piece of yesterday. Yes, Novella is responding as a member of the criticized tribe. But he also makes several good points about problems in Horgan’s argument.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014









A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.

States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.

Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.

Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.

College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.

Education funds keep getting slashed.

Privacy no longer exists. 

Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them. 

Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.

States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.

The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse. 

Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.

The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.

Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.

We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.

By planet you mean we are killing ourselves. 

Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???

I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE

While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.


There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.

Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.

Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.


Everyone needs to wake up.

The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.

Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.

Holy fucking shit

fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.

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whoa whoa whoa not cool guys read pls


Um, no. The scariest thing is that conspiracy-theory bullshit like this gets half a million notes.

Wake up, sheeple. Just because you’re angry doesn’t mean the things you’re angry about actually exist.

You have a brain. You have instantaneous access to the most extensive library of human knowledge ever assembled. But you have to use them.

That’s not a map of radiation leakage from Fukushima. It’s a map of tsunami propagation from the Tohoku earthquake. I verified that in 5 seconds by googling “fukushima radiation map snopes”. But it should be immediately obvious that something’s wrong because radiation spreads by wind and current, while the map shows something propagating straight across the ocean, plowing right through trade wind zones and current gyres. Or you could check the legend to see what units the data are displayed in: CM. That’s centimeters. Pro-tip: radiation levels aren’t measured in centimeters. is not a credible source. It is a site operated by Mike Adams, a guy who promotes wacky conspiracy theories like “chemtrails” as part of selling alternative medical treatments to the credulous.

The truth is out there. But you’re not going to find it by being an altricial baby bird sitting in your nest gaping skyward.


Be a cute little precocial chick instead. Run around and find your own facts. Spend some energy. Use your brain.

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Why I Don’t Just Go to the Cops

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Why I Don’t Just Go to the Cops:

As part of becoming more a fan of the online skeptics community over the last few years, I’ve learned a lot of cool and interesting things from Rebecca Watson. Also some uncool and depressing things, like what life can be like for someone who dares to be Publicly Intelligent While Female.

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