What Is Dopamine Detox?

Just another fad that oversimplifies a complex problem to sell an easy fix.

/ April 12, 2023

Science Base Satire: As a Free-Thinker, Everyone Must Conform

As a free-thinker, I find strangers intolerable.

/ April 11, 2023
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Del Bigtree

Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the unforced error of “debating” antivax propagandist Del Bigtree on The Highwire

Last week, astrophysicist and famed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared on The Highwire, an antivax video podcast, to "debate" its host, antivax propagandist Del Bigtree. This incident demonstrates quite well why it is almost never a good idea for a scientist to agree to "debate" science deniers.

/ April 10, 2023

Yes, Schools Were Closed in Sweden

"I had kids in grades 4, 7, and 8 when the pandemic broke out. The latter two were remote for a year and then hybrid for another 6 months or so."

/ April 7, 2023
Alternative medicine scams

An SBM Advocate Goes To Washington

An update on the strategies and deceptions used by the CAM movement to promote their treatments.

/ April 5, 2023
Peter Gøtzsche

Peter Gøtzsche teams with an antivaxxer to exaggerate the harms of COVID-19 vaccines

Peter Gøtzsche, formerly leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center, has teamed with Maryanne Demasi to write a systematic review of the "harms" of COVID-19 vaccination. Besides accepting the highly dubious methodology behind one study, their preprint is yet another example of how EBM can be corrupted to promote antivax ideas.

/ April 3, 2023

Was the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic to Blame for an Increase in Unexpected Infant Deaths in 2020?

New CDC data on unexpected infant deaths in 2020 show an increase, but only in Black infants. There is a good chance that this is an indirect result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

/ March 31, 2023

The (Cold) Drugs Don’t Work

The FDA continues to permit the inclusion of an ineffective ingredient in hundreds of cough and cold products.

/ March 30, 2023

Verbicide: Language as a Pandemic Casualty

Natural infection is getting infected. It's like water and H20.  It's amazing that a doctor is trying to convince us otherwise.

/ March 28, 2023
Autism Awareness Month

Autism prevalence increases to 1 in 38, and antivaxxers blame vaccines without using the word “vaccine”

The CDC updated its estimates for the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders. Predictably, antivaxxers blame the increasing prevalence of ASDs reported, particularly in Black children, on "environmental factors," which is antivax code for, "Vaccines are to blame."

/ March 27, 2023