Help Stamp Out Absurd Beliefs

As an investigator of unusual claims, I'm accustomed to being confronted with incredible examples of medieval thinking in the 20th century. Everywhere we look, we find antiscientific bias and belief in the unbelievable -- from demons causing susceptible serial killers to act up to researchers who find top-secret code words in George Bush's speeches when they are played backward, leading them to the conclusion that the President and others thereby unconsciously reveal this information. Thousands of Americans think bacteria do not cause disease, and are convinced that death is an aberration; they are known as Christian Scientists.

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