14 Laughable Times Pseudoscience Activists Contradicted Themselves
Besides not being based on evidence, pseudoscience and quackery tend to contradict themselves in very entertaining ways.
Here are some of the most hilarious examples that I have come across during the many years that I have advocated for science and critical thinking on the Internet:
- Rejecting cancer-preventing vaccines against HPV and hepatitis B, while insisting that “they” are hiding the cure for cancer.
- Refusing to accept GMOs “because pesticides” when GMOs reduce usage of dangerous pesticides.
- Calling science advocates “sheeple” for accepting well-supported scientific explanations, while ignorantly believing everything they saw in a conspiracy video on YouTube.
- Insisting that the Earth is just a few thousand years old based on flawed creationist methods, while dismissing very robust science-based dating methods.
- Uncritically taking untested alternative medicine products bought online that can be contaminated while being against “chemicals”.
- Claiming that global warming will be beneficial while insisting that climate is chaotic and unpredictable so we have no idea what will happen.
- Comparing yourself with Galileo when someone refutes your claims while at the same time denigrating the knowledge of scientific experts.
- Consistently opposing pharmaceutical companies while failing to understand that companies producing quack treatments are predatory corporations that can be found in multiple countries.
- Ranting about undefined “toxins” in vaccines, but also smoking two pack of cigarettes per day and ignore heavy metals contamination in Ayurveda.
- Denying the scientific consensus on evolution, yet demanding that others accept the “consensus” of alleged creationist “experts” that have done no real scientific research.
- Thinking that scientific consensus is just an argument from popularity at the same time as spouting the notion that alternative medicine must work since it is so popular.
- Claiming that scientists are biased by their beliefs, yet have dozens of unchecked biases that can easily be disproved.
- Spread manufactured fear about GMOs not being “natural”, yet having no problem eating vegetables that have been imprecisely genetically modified for 10 000 years.
- Believing that a medical degree does not make someone an expert in medicine, but a PhD in French theater makes people qualified to deliver medical diagnoses on the Internet.
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