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Blackpool’s ‘Chariots of the Gods’ park is built on racist assumptions about the past

By celebrating the long-debunked claims of Erich von Däniken, Blackpool's new entertainment park perpetuates deeply racist assumptions

When shows like Pod Save America run pseudoscience ads, they undermine their credibility

Podcast hosts have a real intimacy with their listeners - that trust is eroded when they advertise snake oil supplements and pseudoscience

Fecomagnetism: how Spanish alternative therapists promoted our hoax faeces-based cure-all

Two bored Spanish students invented a hoax therapy to demonstrate how misleading alt-med could be... then therapists asked if they could sell it.

Beware the ‘They’: once we believe in hidden, evil cabals, we can be convinced of anything

By blaming an unseen "They" for all that's wrong, conspiracy theories block any genuine skepticism - and that's what makes them so dangerous

When predictions fail: UFO cults, QAnon and cognitive dissonance

When their predictions don't come true, cults are faced with a choice: accept reality, or rationalise the failure. Which road will Qanon take?

Nesta Helen Webster: the far-right author who popularised the antisemitic Illuminati conspiracy

The Qanon movement regurgiates old antisemitic tropes that echo back to the Illuminati conspiracy theories pushed by Nesta Helen Webster

Is community testing the answer to managing the COVID-19 pandemic effectively?

Understanding the accuracy of PCR and Lateral Flow tests - and how they compare - is key in assessing the UK's community testing program

Qanon’s references to ‘Adrenochome’ echo old, anti-Semitic Blood Libel myths

Adrenochrome has become a central part of the Qanon theory, despite 'Q' never mentioning it; its history is long, and deeply anti-Semitic.

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