Bunkum, Pish and Tosh
I've been reading some recent editions of New Scientist (and I'll be posting links to a couple of interesting stories) and in doing so I stumbled across the idea for this thread. Simply put, I thought it'd be fun to have a repository for the craziest and funniest bits of pseudoscience that are out there on Teh Intarwebs!!1 or in other media.
To kick things off I thought I'd point you all in the direction of this wonderful site advertising Liquid Zeolite. A few highlights from the page:
Combining cellular zeolite with humic minerals, delivers a powerful natural chelating, pH balancing, immune supporting & re mineralizing vitality supplement. Liquid cellular zeolite in a laboratory-grade amber bottles with real glass dropper
liquid zeolite is a food supplement that is used primarily to remove heavy metals and other toxins efficiently and safely from your body. It also supports a healthy immune system and balances the bodys pH levels. A healthy balanced pH level in the body makes it difficult for diseases to thrive!
Combining cellular zeolite with humic minerals, delivers a powerful natural chelating, pH balancing, immune supporting & re mineralizing vitality supplement.
Liquid cellular zeolite in a laboratory-grade amber bottles with real glass dropper
Real Glass Droppers?!? Sign me up for 20!
It's absolutely fascinating. Who knew that scientific words picked at random, with little thought for their meaning, could have so much power? It doesn't stop there though. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "But Michael, they don't use the word quantum enough to make it proper pseudoscience". Well aren't you in for a treat...
On the what is zeolite? page we are told that
"The zeolites are a group of minerals with a four-sided honeycomb structure and, rare among minerals, a negative magnetic charge... its [liquid zeolite] processed with the same proprietary, interdimensional technology that creates the high energy signature of all our products. Here are some of the other special qualities in liquid zeolite that you will not find elsewhere...Through a natural, proprietary process, concentrated quantum humic acid molecules have "naturally digested" the zeolite... Liquid zeolite is chemical-free... Because the humic acid in liquid zeolite is in quantum, interdimensional form..."
And so on. It's almost beautiful in its absurdity.
Forget Jesus, the stars died so that you could be here
- Lawrence Krauss