Before there was a Science Pony there was a forum called Healthy Skepticism where Science Pony scienced with her friends. One day she met a new friend Aaron, and his introduction is still to this day the most fresh she has ever encountered. Enjoy.
Science Pony loves nothing more than a good opportunity to outreach. Unfortunately this was not one of those times. What it was, however, was a straight-up call to science troll. While the motivations there might be less pure than the driven snow, the results are usually pretty sweet regardless. Bitching out a bunch of misguided Taleb followers proved no exception. Read more
Well Science Pony is perplexed. It all started when I tagged in on a post promoting a “Free” webinar on “leaky gut” and the thyroid and adrenal system by my friend and fellow skeptic/science defender Ryan Phillips. Having taken time and effort to carefully craft polite, evidence-based queries for Dr. Axe, MD, I was confused and a bit hurt to see that not 20 minutes later they had all disappeared from his page, without even so much as a sugar cube thrown my way. How uncivil. Read more