The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens: Arguably One of the Worst Programs on TV Today

Since April 2010 the History Channel has produced and aired Ancient Aliens featuring pseudo science promoters like Giorgio Tsoukalos picking up and running with the Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past torch that Erich von Däniken once lit.(I’ll confess that I read Chariots of the Gods back in 1973 or 74 and thought the idea was fascinating but I was only 16 or 17 at the time and I grew up) Why the History Channel produces and promotes this absolute trash and nonsense I don’t know. Actually I think I can speculate why, there are lots and lots of people who want to believe in this magical idea (two million weekly viewers) and if there is an audience for crap the television execs will pander to them for the almighty dollar.

Smithsonian magazine on The Idiocy, Fabrications and Lies of Ancient Aliens

And if that article isn’t enough to make you really question just what a joke the Ancient Aliens program is there is another website Ancient Aliens Debunked.com and YouTube series produced by Chris White full of great videos thoroughly debunking the whole History Channel series.

Skeptical author Jason Colavito also has several articles dismantling the content and profiling some of the “characters” that appear in this terrible TV program:

 

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GMO: Are we playing God?

The outstanding video blooger C0nc0rdance’s thinking on GMOs.

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Medical Intuitives?

Medical intuitive, medical clairvoyant, medical psychic or intuitive counselor are all just different phrases describing quackery and bullshit!

There is nothing “medical” about being a “medical intuitive or it wouldn’t be called alternative medicine it would be called medicine.

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Michael Spector on America’s Most Prominent Snake Oil Salesman Dr Mehment Oz.

Michael Spector the author of the great book Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives wrote a great book about America’s most prominent snake oil salesman Dr Mehment Oz. al the way back on Feb 4th, 2013 that I only just became aware of tonight,

The Operator:Is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?

There is also a good little discussion about it on FaceBook too…

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What I’m Reading About Marijuana, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

About a week ago two articles from Mic.com

And two great articles from Dr. David Gorski on the Science-Based Medicine Blog

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The Skeptics Guide to the Universe On Monsanto Myths

An excerpt from a podcast of The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe…
Dr. Steven Novella discusses urban myths about Monsanto.

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The Proliferation of Wind Farms Is Ruining Landscapes

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Jeff Holiday, a Skepticlal Video Blogger Everyone Should Know About

I’m not sure how I first stumbled upon him but the other week I discovered an outstanding rational and skeptical video blogger named  Jeff Holiday and I encourage everyone to subscribe to his channel.

I first discovered him when I watched his video…

Logically thinking about GMOs

But then today via the This Week In PseudoScience Twitter feed I stubbled upon this great take down dismantling destruction of the wackaloon Jeffrey Smith’s video  that criticized Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s video statement about GMOs (see Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. the Anti-GMO Crowd, Round 2)…

Jeffrey Smith’s ‘challenge’ to Neil deGrasse Tyson EVISCERATED (part 1)

I stayed on Jeff channel for a while an watched this video too that he apparently produced just prior to the Jeff Smith Evisceration…

Neil deGrasse Tyson on GMOs (and the public reaction)

 

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Best of Sam Harris Amazing Arguments And Clever Comebacks

Since the passing of Christopher Hitchens has Sam Harris arguably become our best source for devastating comebacks?

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What I’m Reading on GMOs, Friday, August 1, 2014

I been reading up a lot on the GMO manufactroversy a lot lately but these past two week things picked up when a second anti-sience FaceBook friend (Andy Droffilc Clifford) decided to block me when I chanlleged him on the anti-GMO crap he was posting (along with other crap too) and a big important figure in science, Michael DeGrasse Tyson chimed in with some commentary on GMOs.

So what was I reading today?

And on the Monsanto is Evil front

From the anti-science crank side of the argument I found…

On a related note….

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