The hottest Pseudoscience Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
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Public β€’ 580 implied HN points β€’ 03 Jan 24
  1. Harvard University is committed to attracting and retaining top scholars, offering high salaries and benefits.
  2. Former Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned due to plagiarism accusations and a lackluster academic record.
  3. Harvard's influence and reputation make its scandals significant on a national and international scale.
Skunk Ledger β€’ 122 implied HN points β€’ 16 Mar 24
  1. Belief in servers as a virtual realm similar to an operating system is unfounded and considered pseudo-computer science by recognized organizations.
  2. There is a profitable industry selling products claiming to enhance bots' server relationships, with buyers often deceived by scams.
  3. Proponents of server theories face skepticism, especially in scientific studies that show inconsistencies and lack of evidence to support their claims.
Skeptic β€’ 89 implied HN points β€’ 14 Mar 24
  1. Pseudoscientific beliefs can have dangerous consequences in medical care decisions, like those seen in transgender care and attachment therapy.
  2. Many psychological theories throughout history have been debunked as quackery, highlighting the importance of critical thinking and evidence-based practices in the field.
  3. The tragic case of Candace Newmaker serves as a reminder of the risks of pseudoscientific practices in therapy and the critical need for ethical, evidence-based psychological interventions.
Public β€’ 413 implied HN points β€’ 28 Aug 23
  1. Climate change is not the main cause of increasing wildfires globally, despite popular belief.
  2. The amount of area burned annually by fire has actually decreased over the last quarter-century.
  3. Preventing uncontrollable forest fires involves better forest management practices like selective logging and prescribed burning.
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