Category: Not Exactly Peer Review

Not Exactly Peer Review is a column for debunking pseudoscience, presenting the facts against issues like alkaline water myths and the non-GMO project.

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The Trouble with Believing that Aliens Exist

How nice would it be if we weren’t alone in the Universe? Many believe that somewhere in the vast cosmos, there exist intelligent life forms (‘aliens’) simply waiting for human contact. While there’s nothing wrong with being hopeful of such...

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The Natural Products Association – Profiting Off Misinformation

Within the food, cosmetic and personal care industries, there exists a growing demand for ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ products. However, the public’s desire for natural ingredients and sources is based on the clever marketing of misinformation and pseudoscience. And leading this...

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How Scientific Illiteracy is Causing Society to Fail

Despite the prevalence of science-driven inventions and advancements that shape our society, there is a worrying lack of public knowledge – and even interest – in scientific thinking. But the result isn’t as trivial as the general public not knowing...