CSIRO-backed Flexi diet evidence review

Aractus 18, September, 2017

Introduction The diet industry is huge. And mostly it doesn’t work. Why is this? Well, it’s actually quite straightforward. People are set up for failure by an industry that thrives on people failing and coming back. They don’t really care whether their clients succeed or not, so long as they can profit from their efforts. […]

The Force Awakens: Still terrible and here’s why!

Aractus 28, December, 2016

RIP Carrie! 21-10-1956 – 27-12-2016. What a difference a year makes! Feel free to read my original review first, this is more of a supplement to that post than anything else. As usual, some spoilers are ahead. Why is the film bad? I’ve had a lot of discussions with people over the past year, many […]

Dr. Phil exploiting Shelley Duvall

Aractus 23, November, 2016

So, before we begin here is a hopelessly low quality copy of the episode. As it is copyrighted, I will have to remove it if asked (and I will probably remove it anyway quite soon), however I am aware that this show is no longer being promoted or marketed, and there is no way to […]

Protected: Androgen-insensitivity syndrome

Aractus 03, November, 2016

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Freelee & Durianrider – health experts or hacks?

Aractus 17, September, 2016

There is a section at the end of this blog post about their recent Tumblr drama, but the focus on this blog post is on the question health advice, as well as mental health. Okay, so let’s get right into this. They both have a superiority complex – and I have one as well. I […]

How bad are multivitamins?

Aractus 09, September, 2016

First thing’s first. Most people do not need to take multivitamins. Sadly though people are stupid and tend to self-medicate with them anyway. So let’s start by considering who would need to take a multivitamin: the main groups of people who would need multivitamins are: People on restrictive diets (including people with eating disorders, people […]

Is Mental Illness a Sham?

Aractus 22, November, 2015

Well this post will cement my return to tackling the far more controversial and “difficult” topics on my blog. I want to acknowledge that this post does not provide all the answers you may be seeking, but after doing 2 low-level psychology units at university I feel it is imperative to share with you some […]

What we atheists believe

Aractus 25, August, 2015

The Aractus Creed (subject to review): We believe in the prophet, our apostolic father, Charles Darwin; Creator of wonder, evolutionary biology, and wonder; We follow the teachings of the great holy book “Origin of Species”; We follow the guidance of his disciplinary descendant, Richard Dawkins; Towards truth, wisdom, discovery, and wonder; Even though sometimes he […]

Christian versus Atheist arguments

Aractus 23, August, 2015

You know time and time again I see Christians and atheists making exactly the same arguments against each other, oblivious to the fact that their argument is equally absurd as the one levelled at them from the other side. If you’re going to get into these discussions and debates you should observe a few simple […]

The science of weight change

Aractus 22, November, 2014

Slightly updated (11/05/2015). Prepare to be grossly disappointed. Brief Intro If you follow my blog you know this entry has been a long-time coming. And in fact this entry will signify the re-starting of this series, since I now have a lot more information that I did originally, I know a lot more about it, […]

Convenient Misrepresentation: Boldface Lying

Aractus 06, April, 2012

If you’re like most of us, you know people who have lied to your face, I know some quite well. One was so convinced of his lying ability that even when I would say something like “nonsense” they would explode into a straw-man argument saying “how dare you say that it’s nonsense”. There are many […]

Tampering the Climate Evidence (Pt3)

Aractus 22, March, 2012

You’ve probably heard that Anthropogenic Global Warming is an incontrovertible scientific consensus and truth. In fact just the other day Michael Mann was on the telle box rattling on about how it will affect sea levels rise (I don’t know what else he talked about, but I think it involved defending his hockeystick graph). How […]

Global Climate, Up or Down?

Aractus 12, March, 2012

When you hear the words “Climate Sceptic” what comes to mind? People who may as well be holocaust deniers? Well the holocaust was orchestrated by a certain politician, his name was Adolf Hitler. His political view was that Eugenics was essential for a prosperous future, and he took his belief in Eugenics to the extremes […]

Climate Change or Climategate? The Global Lie. Pt1.

Aractus 16, January, 2012

Is global warming just bad science – or is it something more, is there an actual conspiracy at work? How would you feel if you knew for certain that CO2 is not causing any harm to our planet? What if I told you that predictions of the amount of CO2, the amount of warming, and […]

How much will we cool the planet?

Aractus 21, July, 2011

In my last entry I talked about how climate change is real, but CO2 can only be partly responsible – if at all. I personally don’t agree that CO2 is contributing to global warming at all, and after studying the science I concluded that the most it could have contributed of the 0.7 deg. trend […]

Global Climate Scare!

Aractus 12, July, 2011

It is a dark day when Australia decides to jump on the world-renowned climate scaremongering team. If you understand the science behind global warming being attributed to the “enhanced greenhouse effect” then you understand that you don’t understand the science of climate change. Any other position is an outright lie. Julia Gillard announced a new […]

The road ahead is uncertain…

Aractus 03, April, 2011

Today we close this physics series. I was having a discussion the other night with a friend of mine, and we were arguing over definitions, but he said something that made me realize yet another fundamental flaw in evolutionary theory: he pointed out to me that in order to get diabetes a person must carry […]

If Physics was Mathematical…

Aractus 31, January, 2011

Modern science often leads towards a very blind pathway. For instance, a few entries back I brought up Occam’s razor, this entry we’re going to explore it further. A simple calculation for Pi is 7/22. Of course it’s wrong, and we know this. Realistically speaking in science we would never, ever require more than the […]

Evolution: Pseudoscience

Aractus 26, January, 2011

Last time I explained that some physicists – in that case cosmologists – strongly believe the world functions in the way in which their window of science deals with. In other words, they will tell you everything is somehow related to general relativity, for instance Stephen Hawking says that gravity is what produced the universe! […]

Cosmology: What a Load of Science-Fiction!

Aractus 19, January, 2011

Cosmologists tell us many things about the universe, which they believe emphatically, and some they believe with good reason. Others show their faith in general relativity is well beyond the scope of how science is supposed to be used. The orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars can all be explained using Newton’s Laws, which […]