Bad Astronomy

SMBC and alt-med woo

Regular readers know of the man love I have for Zach Weiner, who pens the web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. It frequently features great skeptical material, and this new one is a great example:

Click to see the punch line. He’s exactly right, of course. My favorite is when people complain about food not being natural enough, like that makes any difference. As I am fond of pointing out, arsenic is an element, one of the basic building blocks of all of nature. You don’t get any more natural than that, but I’d probably avoid buying any food with that on its label.