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The purpose of the Woo Fighters organization is to promote critical, skeptical, and scientific thinking by inspiring students to become active promoters of scientific skepticism and defenders of science. Woo Fighters opposes the proliferation of anti-scientific agendas and provides a forum for intelligent discussion of the skeptical approaches to claims. Work toward these goals includes producing and providing education resources, community outreach, activism, and forum discussion.
Here’s a mini run-down of the woo-logic that is to follow, straight from the self-proclaimed soyologist, Jim Rutz:
Soy is very popular today.
When soy is consumed, estrogen rises within your system.
Elevated estrogen levels feminize you.
Gay men are feminine.
Pregnant women who eat a surplus of soy are feminizing their male fetuses.
Male babies who admit to being gay later in life that are born from soy-eating mamas need to realize that it was from the soy.
The rise of homosexuality is du........ Read more »
Brodie HK, Gartrell N, Doering C, & Rhue T. (1974) Plasma testosterone levels in heterosexual and homosexual men. The American journal of psychiatry, 131(1), 82-3. PMID: 4808435
Every so often a rumor starts making the rounds through social networking sites that is saturated in woo. My fiance ran across one on Facebook a few weeks ago that fit this description, focusing on the terror-evoking, sky-creeping vapor masses known as earthquake clouds. The post posited that there are certain clouds that appear in the sky that can be used to predict the onset of earthquakes. It referenced this brief article about rainbow-colored clouds over Los Angeles that were similar to t........ Read more »
ONDOH, T. (2009) Investigation of precursory phenomena in the ionosphere, atmosphere and groundwater before large earthquakes of M6.5. Advances in Space Research, 43(2), 214-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2008.04.003
S. Pulinets, & D. Ouzounov. (2010) Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling (LAIC) model - An unified concept for earthquake precursors validation. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. info:/
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