Category: Do not belive that

The president of the Episcopal Conference, Rouco Varela, should never kiss anyone

Today the media have dawned with a series of demonstrations that, at this point in the film, surprises that they still receive media coverage. On the one hand, Frigide Barjot, spokesman for gay anti-fashion in France, promotes escraches to pressure French politicians who are favorable to the gay marriage law.
The fashion of vaginal vapors is useless and can also cause burns
The fashion of vaginal vapors is useless and can also cause burns
Vaginal vapor baths involve sitting on a steaming bowl of water that contains a mixture of herbs. The practice gained popularity in 2015, after actress Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed it as a method of cleaning the vagina. But since then, doctors have warned that v-steam is not backed by science and could cause damage.
Authoritarian populism VS Illustration: the great problem of the 21st century
Authoritarian populism VS Illustration: the great problem of the 21st century
The Enlightenment was an imprecise and marked movement of nuances that, however, had a more or less defined direction towards an object: to reduce certain elements of human nature that have always been a drag on its progress: tribalism, autoriatarism, demonization, zero-sum thinking or paying more attention to data and evidence than opinions.
Many atheists and people who trust science, however, believe in the supernatural
Many atheists and people who trust science, however, believe in the supernatural
Being an atheist, agnostic or believer, in large part, seems to be from a football team or another. After the decision does not underlie a lot of study, reflection and debate, but rather an inertia or an imposture. A fashion. One way to fit in a group. A hate (many atheists are actually anti-clerical, rather than atheists).
How to know if we are living in Matrix or if there is God or why there are people who declare themselves agnostic
How to know if we are living in Matrix or if there is God or why there are people who declare themselves agnostic
Is there an island called Molokuku a thousand kilometers west of Japan where more than forty million people living in three large emerald green skyscraper cities live? If your answer is no (at least until you are shown that you are wrong or there is very significant evidence that such a thing could exist), then you are not a believer (or atheist) regarding Molokuku.
The 9 rules of skeptical thinking according to Carl Sagan
The 9 rules of skeptical thinking according to Carl Sagan
Maintaining skeptical thinking is not an easy task. In fact, in general, it is so unnatural and counterintuitive that it reminds of the myth of Sisyphus: which we neglect, we have to start over. However, fortunately, there are some rules that we can follow when the compass is broken.
These are the reasons why the left and right denigrate science
These are the reasons why the left and right denigrate science
While most people consider that their ideological position (be it right-wing or left-wing) is correct and the others are harmful, they probably both have their positive side. In fact, they monitor each other and balance each other. It could be summed up in: with the left hand we release rope and with the right, we brake.
Fake Police on the Internet finally reaches the scientific world: we talk to the people behind Damn Science
Fake Police on the Internet finally reaches the scientific world: we talk to the people behind Damn Science
First came a special attention to politics and the hoaxes on the Internet, then the data came, the sport and, now, science comes: the team of Maldita.es, authors of Maldito Bulo, do not rest in their work at the time of clear the misinformation of the network of networks. Damn Science, as we said, is his latest contribution to truthfulness, a project that seeks to clarify doubts and banish confusion in the scientific context.
Anti-vaccine movements have caused more than a thousand cases of measles in the UK alone
Anti-vaccine movements have caused more than a thousand cases of measles in the UK alone
No matter the ideology, the ideological spectrum of the anti-vaccines can be diametrically opposed: from liberal hippies to conservators of the Tea Party they claim that vaccines are harmful. And they are not a small handful of ignorant people. In fact, many anti-vaccines are very informed (although their sources are wrong).
Lose weight eating jelly beans sold in pharmacies: what science tells us about it
Lose weight eating jelly beans sold in pharmacies: what science tells us about it
When something sounds too good to be true ... it's probably because it isn't. Something like that comes to mind immediately when we find a proposal to lose weight eating jelly beans. Lose weight eating goodies? Really? Well, someone is trying to convince us that yes, and it is not the first time.
Oprah Winfrey president of the USA in 2020? Bad news for science
Oprah Winfrey president of the USA in 2020? Bad news for science
After the epic speech of Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes, more and more voices are heard that he could reach the presidency of the United States if he proposed. It is not such a crazy idea: there is Trump to show that anyone can get it. The problem is that Winfrey doesn't get along very well with science (yes, again).
The Plague facilitated secularism because the clergy died as much or more than the rest
The Plague facilitated secularism because the clergy died as much or more than the rest
Although in 1350 more than um million pilgrims go to Rome in search of comfort and cure of their diseases, or precisely because of this, secularism began to spread among many believers. The reason is that, although the Church was enriched by the legacies left by the deceased, it also paid a tribute: the statistics were not on their side.
Pseudoscience triumphs because it never doubts itself
Pseudoscience triumphs because it never doubts itself
A traditional view of the medical profession is that practitioners are dominant and authoritarian, even arrogant. Although some people fit that description, in fact the profession is based on doubt, like science itself. Most doctors, especially the good ones, are very aware of the limits of their knowledge.
The United States joins the United Kingdom in its rejection of homeopathy
The United States joins the United Kingdom in its rejection of homeopathy
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has announced sharp measures against many homeopathic products because, in addition to being ineffective, they are harmful. Thus the United States joins the United Kingdom and other countries in its encirclement towards this pseudoscience invented a hundred years ago that has not shown evidence of being better than any placebo (and if it proved it, would question the most elementary established physics).
This is the first congress of people who defend that the Earth is flat
This is the first congress of people who defend that the Earth is flat
The first edition of the Flat Earth International Conferency (FEIC) was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 9 and 10. Yes, it is a congress whose purpose is to question that the shape of our planet is spherical. FEIC The Flat-Earthers argue that NASA and other scientific agencies digitally falsify images of the globe from space.
People who treat cancer with alternative therapies die twice
People who treat cancer with alternative therapies die twice
As Tim Minchin said, do you know what the alternative medicine that works is called? Medicine However, there are people who continue to rely more, in general, on alternative medicines than on medicine, perhaps because they need to believe in something else. Maybe because they haven't read the statistics. Like the ones a recent study shows about people trying to cure cancer with alternative medicines: they double the probability of dying.
When the 4th dimension was discovered and was the explanation for everything
When the 4th dimension was discovered and was the explanation for everything
Those who, instead of assuming their gaps of ignorance, raising their shoulders and admitting "I don't know", strive to explain everything to reduce their level of uncomfortable uncertainty, usually fill these gaps with mythological explanations or use some Discovery difficult to understand.
A court recognizes a causal relationship between mobile and brain tumor
A court recognizes a causal relationship between mobile and brain tumor
Public opinion is a hez (said in fine) and the courts have no idea of ​​science. That is the first thing that comes to mind when we read the news that an Italian court recognizes that a man suffered a brain tumor due to excessive use of his mobile phone. Evidence of this causal link?
How the Moon influences women's menstruation
How the Moon influences women's menstruation
The horoscope, which bases its theory on the never proven idea that the stars influence our character or the evolution of our lives, is still a supermarket. However, is there evidence that the Moon could influence the menstruation of women? Selenite influence When we are born, the gravitational force of the doctor is 400,000 times greater than that of the Moon.
Could traditional Chinese medicine extinguish donkeys?
Could traditional Chinese medicine extinguish donkeys?
Traditional Chinese medicine is no more effective than conventional medicine, and as Orientals set it aside, life expectancy increases. However, traditional medicine continues with its followers because it is cool (in addition to feeding some of our most entrenched cognitive biases).
If you are interested in science, you probably have less radical opinions
If you are interested in science, you probably have less radical opinions
The big difference between science and beliefs is that, among beliefs, dogma can survive and even aspire to it as a method of finding security: science, the method of improvement is to destroy affirmations and beliefs: even better argued if they are better.