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


Last updated 16-Feb-2014

Other Sources

Gallery of water-related pseudoscience - Junk science in the marketplace

The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science by Robert L. Park

Critique of the Junk Science Page

Eric's History of Perpetual Motion and Free Energy Machines

Astrology, Psychic Stuff, and Skepticism maintained by Philip R. "Pib" Burns

Written In The Stars? The History And Psychology Of Western Astrology - Wayne Spencer

Archaeological/Skeptical Resources, Critiques of cult archaeology, Roman Britain links

Bad Astronomy - Phil Plait

Bob Park - What's New - News briefs on pseudoscientific endeavors and the politics of science

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

Anne's Anti-Quackery & Science Blog

Quackwatch

Confessions of a Quackbuster

The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America by James Harvey Young Ph.D.

The Quack-Files

Fraud & Quackery: Internet Resources: Alternative Medicine

DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE page - Professor David Colquhoun, FRS

Ratbags.com

Bad Science - Ben Goldacre, The Guardian

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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