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Introductory Post

Hi everyone,

My name is Erika Collins and I am a senior at Westminster College. Currently I am taking an “Introduction to Psychology” course. I created this blog for one of the projects we are working on, which relates to psychological myths. 85 more words


Mythbusting, Disney edition.

Those of you who are fan of Walt Disney might have stumbled across articles or biographies that state that he had his head (or body) cryonicallly frozen, and that it has been stolen. 61 more words


Flooded with Ignorance - Erupting with Error

OOPArt? Hydrological Sorting? We have seen and briefly discounted the ridiculous claims that Eric Hovind and Ben Schettler make in their top ten list of evidences for a world-wide flood. 538 more words


The latest on gluten and IBS

To follow up on “A balanced look at gluten sensitivity” that was posted on Science-Based Medicine in August, we look at the latest results presented on the role of gluten and FODMAPs in IBS. 1,786 more words


Flooded with Ignorance - Sink, Sank, Sunk

Last time we looked at Ben Schettler's claim that a lack of erosion inbetween layers points to a world-wide flood. Now we move on to one of the more ridiculous claims Hovind and Schettler make. 695 more words

Young Earth Creationism

Long live lefties

It is commonly believed that right-handed people live averagely up to 9 years longer than left-handed. The myth started with a paper published in 1988 based on a statistical artefact, and recent studies proved that left handedness has nothing to do with mortality.


"So Doc, what are we doing about this patients blood pressure?"

The next patient in the rack was sent by WebMD after their new iHealth Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor told them to come to the ED because their blood pressure was at “stroke level.” … 688 more words

Improving Outcomes