………… The NASA Luna Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was launched on June 18, 2009 to address landing site certification and polar illumination–among other things. Its camera images reveal the Apollo 14 lander tracks as well as the astronauts’ footprints–damaging a longstanding belief (by some) that this lunar mission was a hoax. These images are not crystal clear, but clear enough for experts to draw the conclusion that these markings are from Apollo 14. So my question for conspiracy theorists is this: do you still maintain the Apollo 14 mission was a hoax? Do you still maintain the craft didn’t land on the Moon’s surface? Do you still maintain that the astronauts didn’t step foot on the lunar soil?
Is the Acai berry craze resulting in weight loss or money loss? Credit card bandit awaits…
From CBS News:
Odds are you’ve seen the TV commercial that repeats the phrase, ” ‘Head On,’ apply directly to the forehead” over and over. It touts the benefits of an over-the-counter product. The ads used to say rubbing it on your forehead would relieve headaches, but then the Better Business Bureau announced that,
The company failed to provide any reliable clinical testing to support its claims.”
The commercials no longer claim Head On works, but they’ve become something of a pop phenomenon.
Modified from skepdic.com:
The BBC claims it has proved that Nessie the plesiosaur (a marine reptile) does not exist. What they did was use satellite navigation technology to aim 600 separate sonar beams through Loch Ness to ensure that none of the loch was missed and found no trace of the monster. The research team hoped their instruments would pick up the air in Nessie’s lungs as it reflected a distorted signal back to the sonar sensors. The only signal they got was from their test buoy moored several meters below the surface.
“We went from shoreline to shoreline, top to bottom on this one, we have covered everything in this loch and we saw no signs of any large living animal in the loch,” said Ian Florence, one of the specialists who carried out the survey for the BBC.* The show, called Searching For The Loch Ness Monster, was made for BBC One.
A confession further damages monster hopefuls.
For that story, watch this National Geographic video.
Will this end the belief in Nessie? Don’t bet on it.
NECK ADJUSTMENT & STROKE? A WARNING FROM BILL KINSINGER, M.D.
The birth of chiropractic occurred in Davenport Iowa in 1895. Daniel David Palmer was an uneducated grocer who longed to find a cure for all disease. He reportedly cured a deaf man by manipulating his neck and convinced himself that he had indeed found the cure for all ailments. Palmer claimed that 95% of all illness could be eliminated by manipulating the spine, a procedure he called an “adjustment.” The Palmer School of Chiropractic is still considered the “fountainhead” of chiropractic and the theories and practices that are taught there in the 21st century are virtually unchanged from the ideas that D.D. Palmer put forth just over 100 years ago.
That Palmer’s theories have no merit and no scientific basis is troubling enough. Our health care system is struggling with skyrocketing costs and wasting those dollars on quackery seems to be totally illogical. Making the matter worse, chiropractic is not without significant hazards. Chiropractors believe that part of the spine in most need of “adjustment” is the upper neck. Unfortunately, a small number of patients who have their upper necks twisted will suffer a stroke. Most of these patients are woman between the age of twenty and forty-five. Some of them will recover; others will die or suffer permanent and profound neurological injury such as quadriplegia. The benefits of chiropractic treatment are minimal or non-existent. The risks are tremendous.
……. Bill Kinsinger, M.D. [invited blogger]
Is this man really levitating? What are some logical explanations for this apparent defiance of gravity? No trick photography is involved. Submit a comment to answer.
WATCH DR. SHERMER’S ”WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WEIRD THINGS” (and you’ll see why I was honored that he wrote the Foreword to my book)