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Guy McCardle, Jr.
Linden, PA
Solipsist, Skeptic, Warrior-Humorist, Veteran
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The Amazing Tia A new study in the journal Learning & Behavior states that dogs are so in tune with us that they can read our minds and that they were likely born with the ability. Chances are that if you are a dog lover, you didn't need a journal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
Attention smokers! By now you have probably seen those smoke free electronic cigarettes for sale in internet ads or in magazines. They are tobacco free, flame free, and emit a cool nicotine containing vapor that looks like smoke. Since they don't emit any actual smoke you can get your oral/nicotine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
Thanks to our avid Skeptoid readers for pointing out that someone has already written about supposed conspiracy theories regarding the recent outbreak of deadly E. coli in Germany. Those interested in such things should check it out here. As a matter of fact, everyone should check out what this gentleman... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
I suppose this is not the typical skeptical type blog entry in the sense that there really is not any idea to challenge or attempt to debunk here. Pathogenic E. coli is, and has been, all too common in the U.S. in recent years. The current outbreak seems to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
Even as a kid I had a very vivid imagination. I've also always been known as a bit of a smartass. It should have come as a surprise to no one when, as a young child at breakfast, I asked my Mom, "why is Jesus on my toast?". She couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
Every generation has certain technological breakthroughs as well as detractors who say they will never catch on. I personally have yet to watch any 3D programming on the new 3D TV that our family bought for Christmas. Some concepts just seem so impossible or unlikely that people who ought to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
I was living in Orlando at the time young Caylee Anthony went missing, only about a dozen miles from where the body was discovered by the side of the road less than half a mile from her home. Hundreds of people, amateurs and professionals alike, scoured the open fields and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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After September of 2012 cigarette packaging and advertising in the U.S. will have a new, supposedly stronger anti-smoking message. These are the first such changes made to the packaging in 25 years. Will they do a bit of good to make people stop smoking or keep people from taking up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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Last night wh ile tossing and turning with insomnia, I came across “Deception with Keith Barry” on the Discovery Channel. Being a fan of other Discovery Channel shows, I gave it a watch. The premise was that this Irish mentalist was going to work with used car salesmen and explain... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
Image Credit: David Wachenfield New research shows for the first time that sawfish have a sixth sense located in their snouts (rostrum) and that they use it to hunt and dismember prey. Scientists previously had thought that the sawfish solely used their saws to dig in mud and sand. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
Image Courtesy of US Dept of Energy As I write this, the price of crude oil is a little over $92 a barrel. In my neck of the woods,rural PA, gas is about $3.75 a gallon. The last time I filled up the fuel oil tank at my house it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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I don’t have anything against electric cars. If they look anything like these babies from Tesla Motors, I want one. Now. They are stylish, whisper quiet, very fast and leave no emissions. But one thing they are not, however, is “green”. Read on to find out why, when you look... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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Measles, the most deadly of the childhood rash/fever illnesses, is back with a vengeance in North America. More than 250 new cases have been identified in the Canadian province of Quebec since the beginning of the year. Of those, 208 have been diagnosed since the beginning of May. The New... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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Leave it to the Chinese to best us in science again. Researchers there have genetically modified 300 cows to produce milk that is very similar to human breast milk. You know what makes it even more scary? The cows are clones. Yep, 300 cloned Chinese cows that have been genetically... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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The FDA announced yesterday that an arsenic containing drug used in chicken feed will no longer be allowed to be sold in the U.S. after they found a more dangerous form of arsenic in chickens that were fed the chemical. A subsidiary of Pfizer pharmaceuticals must stop making Roxarsone which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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Like millions of other Americans, I have trouble sleeping. Chances are you do to. On top of chronic insomnia I’m unfortunate enough to have a serious case of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. When I do sleep, most of the time it’s pretty crappy. Like most of my chronically sleep deprived brethren,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
I read an interesting article today that first appeared in the May 21st edition of The Wall Street Journal. It was all about what the word “renewable” really means in reference to energy. I’ll attempt to summarize it here. A couple weeks ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at The Inconvenient Truth
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