Sillybeliefs.com, a website based in New Zealand, has been living up to its name by showing its authors have silly beliefs. While the site brazenly states in its top banner ‘Support Science Not Superstition,’ and it mentions on the site it exists as an attempt ‘to turn the tide. To stop the ‘dumbing down of society” it clearly serves other purposes and in the process, it gives science a bad name. It does so by exhibiting a callous disregard for the public by falsely claiming verifiable phenomena are merely figments of peoples’ imaginations. Fortunately, however, some of its fallacious claims can be readily invalidated, as this article will show.
Sun Oct 21 , 2012