Skeptic North and the Ongoing Homeopathy Train Wreck

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Brainwashed Scientologist cannot honestly answer a simple question

According to Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, a Scientologist who has attained the Scientology state of “Clear” has a perfect memory. In this video, a Scientologist who has reached this state admits that she does not have a perfect memory but is unable to admit one of the following rationally obligatory conclusions: 1) She is … Continue reading

Death of the Ideal Scientologist, Konrad Aigner

Alongside a well-placed ad from the Cult of Scientology encouraging viewers to “Get the facts” is an article by John Brown entitled The Ideal Scientologist: Konrad Aigner. This must-read story summarizes the life and death in Scientology of Konrad Aigner. Aigner joined the cult in 1976, after leaving his family’s German farm to take up … Continue reading

Cult of Scientology Conspired to Destroy Skeptic Organization CSICOP

In the late 1970s, the Cult of Scientology conspired to discredit and silence the Committee for Scientific Investigation of the Paranormal, CSICOP, an organization headed by world-renowned Humanist leader Paul Kurtz, who also heads the Center For Inquiry. The 1977 order from the top level of the “Church” of Scientology outlining the plan, entitled Program: Humanist … Continue reading

Scientology Front Group Narconon Investigated by Australia’s TodayTonight

Australian current affairs program TodayTonight has released an investigative report on Scientology Front Group Narconon, the cult’s quack drug/alcohol rehabilitation program. Their report includes interviews with a former Narconon administrator, ex-Narconon client, and the founder of the Melbourne branch of Narconon. Excluding the statements from the local Narconon founder, the views expressed in the report were … Continue reading

Desparation: When no one else wants to take your stress test

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Scientology Psychobabble: The brain & mind according to Hubbard

In this video, a Scientologist makes a number of apparently absurd and/or far-fetched L. Ron Hubbard-based claims. Firstly, he (i.e., the speaker; though “he” could just as easily refer to Hubbard, as this person is clearly well indoctrinated into Hubbard’s dogmatic cult of personality) claims that the function of the brain is to act as a shock absorber for the … Continue reading

Cult of Scientology propagandizing Quebec

Cult of Scientology anti-Psychiatry front group the (euphemistically named) Commission of Concerned Citizens for Human Rights has sent pamphlets to the homes of Quebeckers making ridiculous slanderous claims such as that attention deficit disorder is a fiction concocted by psychiatrists in order to make money. These pamphlets do not specify the fact that the CCHR … Continue reading

“IDiot” is officially a part of The Frame Problem’s standard vernacular; “Theistard” is receiving consideration

My esteemed blogging colleague Larry Moran of Sandwalk has long been using the term “IDiot” in reference to Intelligent Design (ID) proponents. For the first 6 weeks or so of blogging on The Frame Problem, I avoided the use of this term, despite my general agreement with it*, in the interest of professionalism. No longer. … Continue reading

My favourite CogSci blogger has joined in the ridiculing of the new creationism “science” journal

Deric Bownds discusses the new Answers in Genesis “scientific” journal, Answers Research Journal: This from the Jan. 23 online Nature News: Papers will be peer reviewed by those who “support the positions taken by the journal”, according to editor-in-chief Andrew Snelling, a geologist based in Brisbane, Australia. The Answers Research Journal makes life simple. You … Continue reading