Pseudoscience by DixonD

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Runner(s)-Up:

UllspergerA


Quiz Description

It wants to be science, but it ain't.

Full Results:

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1 ChernicoffS 507 99 15
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2 UllspergerA 498 97 15
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3 GrossB 414 95 00
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4 KingJA 411 94 15
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5 creedofhubris 399 92 15
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6 RobK 380 90 15
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7 LujanP 371 89 15
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8 VaccaD 366 87 15
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9 Egantx7 356 86 15
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10 StahlhutJ 350 84 15
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11 ShapiroA 342 82 15
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12 GuptaAMajor 341 81 15
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13 HowesFranny 332 79 15
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14 EmilyT 329 77 15
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16 LuskT 322 74 15
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17 GoldsteinB 320 72 15
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19 CraneN 313 69 15
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20 PetersonGG 308 67 15
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20 WangA 308 67 15
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23 WeikleB 289 63 00
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30 WhitmireS 232 50 15
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30 BanksL 232 50 00
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34 GordonT 217 44 00
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Questions:

A paper published in 1998 entitled, "Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children", was fully retracted in 2010 by what medical journal, when evidence emerged that its lead author, Andrew Wakefield, had used fraudulent methods?

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The Lancet

At 10:23 AM on January 30, 2010, hundreds of people stationed outside of pharmacies throughout England simultaneously took "overdoses" of pills (with no ill effect) to protest the sale and marketing of what alternative form of medicine dating from the late 1700's?

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homeopathy

A group of people calling themselves cereologists have hypothesized that ball lightning or some paranormal force is responsible for the formation of what patterns, which began appearing in the UK in the 1970s, and can be easily reproduced with a board and a length of rope?

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crop circles

About 3,500 years ago, the planet Venus was ejected from the planet Jupiter in the form of a comet, which caused many of the events detailed in the Book of Exodus, such as manna falling from heaven. This and many other claims were made by what Russian-born psychologist in his best-selling 1950 book Worlds in Collision?

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Immanuel Velikovsky

Whose name is redacted (in pink) from this infographic produced by the Society for the Advancement of Autodynamics?

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(Albert) Einstein

An estimated 350,000 people died of preventable AIDS-related illnesses due to what world leader's policies, particularly those recommended by his health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (aka "Dr. Beetroot")?

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Thabo Mbeki

An electrolysis cell using heavy water in the electrolyte and palladium electrodes supposedly demonstrated what phenomenon, according to chemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah in 1989?

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(cold) nuclear fusion

What is the redacted word (in pink) in this poster, found posted in public spaces all over North America? Some followers of this pseudoscience also believe that spraying vinegar from ground level can dissipate these threats. (edited at 7:58 pm, September 27, 2015 (EDT))

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chemtrails

In 2009, Dr. Steven Jones et al. published a paper in The Open Chemical Physics Journal claiming the detection of "nanothermite" in the debris of what building(s), evidence of "controlled demolition"? (An independent study of the samples concluded they were actually paint chips.)

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World Trade Center

Crop yields and genetic research plummeted during the tenure of what biologist, who rejected the concepts of natural selection and the gene in favor of the work of Ivan Michurin in shaping Soviet agricultural policy during the reign of Stalin?

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Trofim Lysenko

What British astrophysicist, famous for verifying predictions made by the General Theory of Relativity during a total solar eclipse, spent the latter part of his career concocting a fruitless "fundamental theory" that unified quantum mechanics, relativity, and gravitation?

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Arthur Eddington

In the late 1960's, Soviet scientists claimed to have discovered a polymerized form of what common substance, although independent experiments (with human sweat) showed that its infrared spectrum was consistent with the presence of impurities?

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water ("polywater")