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*Debunkery News:* Name Change

Riley Sproul A Critical Thought, Debunkery, Dweebed News Leave a Comment

You may have noticed the lack of a Debunkery post this past Friday; this is due to some changes I’ve decided to make with the series. Without diving in too deep, I label myself somewhere in the realm of Humanist/Skeptic/Critical Thinker. Labels, however, come with baggage, so I make an …

*Debunkery News:* Name Change was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by Riley Sproul


Debunkery- Aspartame

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Health, Science Leave a Comment

We as humans, living our busy lives, want simplicity. We want something to be good or bad, healthy or deadly, Darth Vader or Anakin Skywalker; but unfortunately we live in a world of hybrids. Moderation is key to all things dietary (and in general I suppose), from high fructose corn syrup to …

Debunkery- Aspartame was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by Riley Sproul


Debunkery- Facilitated Communication

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Ideas, Pseudoscience Leave a Comment

Hello, before we dive into the second Debunkery post for this month I want to add a clarification: This post deals with Facilitated Communication (FC); a very broad, and ill defined area, and a sensitive topic to many. There are, using the broadest of strokes, two kinds of FC: actual and …

Debunkery- Facilitated Communication was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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Debunkery- Targeted Fat Loss

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Health, Ideas Leave a Comment

  While listening to an episode of The Geologic Podcast, a hilarious podcast I highly recommend (fyi, it has nothing to do with Geology), I learned this bit of information that I thought I’d research and share with all of you! Targeted fat loss is the idea that one can do …

Debunkery- Targeted Fat Loss was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Riley Sproul


Debunkery- Detox: A Summary

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Ideas 1 Comment

Welcome to another Debunkery post! This post is less specific than I’d like it to be, but that is predominantly due to the overwhelming amount of subject matter classifiable as: Detoxification. To clarify, I’m not speaking on the subject of withdrawal as it pertains to drug use/abuse. (If you or someone …

Debunkery- Detox: A Summary was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by Riley Sproul


Debunkery- Left Brained vs Right Brained?

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Ideas, Neurology, Science Leave a Comment

Welcome to Debunkery! The topic of the day is: Cognitive Hemispheric Dominance (CHD). The idea that the left hemisphere of our brain is one way and the right is another, and that the differences impact one’s personality. Many people believe that the left brain deals with logic, rationality, deduction, ect. …

Debunkery- Left Brained vs Right Brained? was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Riley Sproul


Debunkery- Cell Phones and Cancer

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Ideas, Technology, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Hello again! After just over a month Debunkery, is back! First, a bit of info: This is will be a bi/tri-monthly installation on Dweebed. I’ll get at least two Debunkery posts up a month, three if time permits, this month being an exception. A major point of Dweebed is to start (and facilitate) …

Debunkery- Cell Phones and Cancer was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Riley Sproul


Debunkery- Liquid Glass

Riley Sproul Debunkery, Ideas, Science Leave a Comment

Hello all, I’m starting a intermittently regular series here on Dweebed: Debunkery. Where I’ll briefly (or sometimes not so briefly) debunk, examine, or otherwise explain the truth behind a common myth. For the first entry into the Debunkery series we have liquid glass! At some point in years past I …

Debunkery- Liquid Glass was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Riley Sproul