A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

From Abracadabra to Zombies

topical index: junk science & pseudoscience

A
acupuncture
Afrocentrism
alchemy
ancient astronauts
animal magnetism
anthropometry
astrology
astrotherapy
B
backmasking (backward Satanic messages)
Bermuda triangle
bioharmonics
biorhythms
Blaylock, Russell
blood type diet
Brain Gym®
brain typing
Buttar, Rashid D.O.
C
cellular memory
chemtrails
codependency
Consegrity
cosmobiology
clever Linda phenomenon
craniometry
creationism and creation science
D
detoxification therapies
DHEA
Dianetics
DielectroKinetic Laboratories LifeGuard (DKL)
doomsday and doomsday cults
E
ear candling
electromagnetic field
electro-sensitives
e-meter
EM-Power disc
enneagram
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
F
facilitated communication
Fisher, Barbara Loe
free energy machine
Charles Fort
frontier medicine
G
Gerson therapy
global consciousness
Göbekli Tepe
Gordon, Jay M.D.
graphology
H
hollow Earth
Holocaust denial
homeopathy
Hubbard, L. Ron & Scientology
hypnosis
I
intelligent design
IQ and race
J
Dr. Eugen Jonas
K
Rauni Kilde
L
lie detector
Lightning Process
lunar myths (the full moon)
Lysenkoism
M
malicious animal magnetism
manifesting
"Mars Effect"
maternal impressions
Joseph Mercola
mesmerism 
metoposcopy
microacupuncture
missing link
morphic resonance
Mozart Effect
Multi-frequency discrimination (MFD)
multiple personality disorder
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
N
natural
naturopathy
neuro-linguistic programming
New Age psychotherapies
New Thought
N'kisi and the N'kisi Project
the Nobel disease
O
occult statistics
optional starting and stopping
organic
orgone energy
P
parapsychology
pathological science 
penile plethysmograph
personology
The Phil Parker Lightning Process
phrenology
physiognomy
plant perception
polygraph
The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR)
pseudohistory
pseudoscience
psychoanalysis
pyramidiocy
Q
Q-Ray bracelet
The Quadro Tracker
R
Rath, Matthias
repressed memory therapy
reverse speech
Rorschach ink blot test
rumpology
S
sanpaku
scientology
seeding trial
Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles
Slick 50 & other oil additives
speed reading
spontaneous human combustion
Sternberg, Richard
subliminal advertising
superstition
synchronicity
T
tachyon and takionics
testimonials
Tooth Fairy science (Fairy Tale science)
Transcendental Meditation (TM)
U
unconscious mind
V
Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision 
voodoo science
W
Joel D. Wallach, "The Mineral Doctor"
Z
Zermatism

Recommended Reading

Gardner, Martin. Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Discourses on Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy, and Other Dubious Subjects (W.W. Norton & Company, 2000).

Gardner, Martin. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1957),

Sagan, Carl. The Demon-Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark (New York: Random House, 1995).

Shermer, Michael. The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Shermer, Michael. Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time (W H Freeman & Co.: 1997)

 
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