Topic: Junk Science

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    The Human Experiment

    The Human Experiment is a beautifully produced, Sean Penn-narrated documentary that attempts to link the increase in chemical use with the increase in ailments such as autism, cancer, and fertility problems. But while personal stories of health problems invariably tug at the heartstrings, the documentary fails to put forth any… read more

  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

    Narrator Kip Andersen has a question: Why don’t mainstream environmental groups come out against meat? What’s an interesting question quickly becomes unanswered, however, as the film simply turns into a screed against animal products. Despite the name “Cowspiracy,” the film often drifts away from cows and conspiracies. At the beginning,… read more

  • Above All Else

    ‘Above All Else’ follows the life of David Daniel, one of the few grown-ups in the world who still builds tree forts in the woods. David Daniel and his ragtag group of ‘environmentalists’ decide that the most effective way to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is to organize a… read more

  • The Atomic States of America

    The Atomic States of America is an embarrassing attempt to fearmonger Americans into opposing nuclear power. The filmmakers use images from the Fukushima nuclear accident in order to frighten Americans into buying their false narrative regarding the safety of nuclear power. An embarrassing attempt to fearmonger Americans into opposing nuclear power. If… read more

  • Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Don’t be fooled by the title. ‘Plastic Paradise’ does little to educate the audience on the consequences of plastic pollution in the ocean. Instead, the film largely focuses on promoting sham science regarding Bisphenol A (BPA) that has been thoroughly and consistently debunked by none other than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Startlingly,… read more