This I "Believe" or Things That Are "True"

Inspired by David G. McAfee's "Stuff I Understand To Be True" & Penn Jillette on ThisIBelieve.org
  • Climate change is real and is the greatest existential threat to the world today.
  • The film “What the Bleep Do We Know!?”,… it’s bullshit, nonsense, and pseudoscience. As Dr. Lisa Randall, a theoretical particle physicist describes it….it’s “the bane of scientists”.
  • Trump is a terrible President. Arguably our worst President ever.
  • Planned Parenthood should be funded.
  • Breastfeeding is natural.
  • Aspartame (Nutrasweet) is perfectly safe and so is sucralose (Splenda).
  • Eyewitness testimony is incredibly unreliable.
  • Rape which happens to males and females is never the victim’s fault.
  • Homosexuals deserve human rights.
  • Transgendered people are their preferred gender.
  • Feminism isn’t about female superiority.
  • Most Muslims aren’t terrorists.
  • For 99% of the population, gluten is a natural and perfectly healthy food protein. (see: How many people do you know who have a psychosomatic allergy to gluten?)
  • Most Christian aren’t terrorists but make no mistake there are very clearly Christian terrorists around us too.
  • The United States is not a Christian Nation.
  • It’s okay to disagree with and criticize Islam, but it’s not okay to hate Muslims. (Likewise the same goes for Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc etc.)
  • There are many things that cause kids to act hyper and overly excited. Sugar isn’t one of them.
  • There is no god (or gods).
  • The Earth is 4.54 billion years old give or take 50 million years. Not 6000.
  • There is no such thing as “Leftover Bacon“.
  • The CIA did engage in torture. And probably won’t ever again.
  • Obama is an American born citizen.
  • While a Vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy taking it will not prevent or help alleviate a common cold.
  • Benghazi wasn’t a conspiracy.
  • Astrology is pseudoscience.
  • The healing powers of crystals is bullshit pseudoscientific nonsense.
  • Multi-level marketing is a scam and a sham an no your particular company isn’t different from all the rest.
  • Trickle down economics doesn’t work nor has it ever worked.
  • I do NOT believe in ghosts or spirits roaming the earth (or anywhere for that matter)
  • Gun violence is a public health crisis.
  • Cryptids (animals whose existence has never been proven by science, such as Bigfoot) are folklore at best, mystical mythical creatures, and pseudoscience at worst.
  • Intelligent design is creationism and entirely unscientific.
  • Obama hasn’t destroyed the economy and in fact the opposite is true.
  • Corporations are not people.
  • There is no “life after death”.
  • The “Raw Milk” craze is mostly scientifically ignorant nonsense and potentially deadly.
  • Numerology is illogical bullshit nonsense.
  • Fox is not news.
  • The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) will not survive in its current form nor should it.
  • The HRC email server saga is much ado about mostly nothing.
  • The threats and risks from herbicides and pesticides in our food supply for the consumer are actually very small and people fears are way out of proportion to reality.
  • People should live beneath their mean but never lose their aspirations.
  • Return everything you borrow
  • Wi-Fi is Safe
  • Feng shui (the spiritual aspect) is nonsense.
  • GMOs are safe
  • Vaccines are safe
  • Chiropractic is an invented fake treatment that could cause more harm than good. (see: On the Subject of Chiropractic and Cracking Down on Chiropractic Pseudoscience.)
  • Homeopathy is just water
  • Acupuncture does not work (see: Why I Think Acupuncture Is Useless Nonsense)
  • Organic food is not healthier
  • Alkaline diets are nonsense
  • While Lyme Disease is very real Chronic Lyme does not exist (see PLDS or Chronic Lyme?)
  • Humans are causing global warming
  • The earth is not flat
  • “Detoxing” is an unscientific scam.
  • ADHD is real, very real.

…to be continued.

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(hat tips to Penn Gillette and David G. McAfee)