articles tagged: cranks
how cranks cheat algorithms and silence their critics
# tech

how cranks cheat algorithms and silence their critics

It’s not your imagination, social media and product rankings are being gamed with very obvious tricks tech companies are refusing to stop.

inside the mind of a very angry crank
# tech

inside the mind of a very angry crank

Pseudoscience and fact-free manifestos, now with anger management issues...

being not even wrong would’ve been better
# evolution

being not even wrong would’ve been better

Forget millions of years of evolution and key mutations. Humans apparently owe their existence magic mushrooms from another dimension.

why you shouldn’t sing praises to a crank
# science

why you shouldn’t sing praises to a crank

Seriously, it's not a good idea to encourage ignoramuses who see themselves as titans of science on the verge of being lavished with fame and fortune.

why arguing with a crank just won’t work out
# science

why arguing with a crank just won’t work out

Cranks looking to debate serious scientists and scholars aren't looking to have a discussion. They shouldn't be given a platform and legitimacy by proxy.

when things are as insane as they seem…
# oddities

when things are as insane as they seem…

Sometimes looking through the spam trap leads you down a path of abject insanity...

homeopathic physics abuse vs. the skeptics
# science

homeopathic physics abuse vs. the skeptics

According to Mike Adams, homeopathy is superior to actual medicine because it actually doesn't seem to do anything.

why do we still have dedicated astrologers?
# space

why do we still have dedicated astrologers?

Astrologers are demanding their pseudoscience be treated with all due respect. The problem for them is that no respect whatsoever is due to their woo.

just when you think something is undeniable…
# science

just when you think something is undeniable…

Believe it or not, there's a growing group of people trying to cherry-pick a medical case that obesity isn't bad for you.

conservapedia hits rock bottom, keeps digging
# politics

conservapedia hits rock bottom, keeps digging

The latest scholarly take on atheism from Conservapedia: "hur hur, u r fat..."

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