Scares, Scams, Junk, Panics and Flummery

June 2016 UPDATE from list author: The time it takes to process a new entry increases approximately with the square of the list length, after checking for duplicates, spoofs, etc. Starting it was based on the naïve assumption that the rate of appearances would decline as opposing evidence accumulated, but the reverse happened. That’s the difference between science and religion. As such, the list is no longer being updated.

The site’s stated mission is to expose all the “scares, scams, junk, panics and flummery cooked up by the media, politicians, bureaucrats and so-called scientists and others that try to confuse the public with wrong numbers” Professor Brignell’s motto is “Working to Combat Math Hysteria.” Total links so far are 600 and growing!

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John Stossel on 20/20 – “Stossel vs. An Inconvenient Truth”

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