Identifying strangely neglected areas of research, understanding why orthodox research scholarship and 'knowledge' becomes lopsided, revealing and understanding the reasons for the creation, dissemination and widespread belief in academic and policy oriented research frauds, lies, deceptions, hoaxes, fallacies, myths, braced myths, errors and irrational policymaking.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Myths Busted with Publicly Available Big Data on Google

The Richard III's Tomb Document Fallacy: 

Sep. 24, 2016

"Tech-lag Turkeys" and Thanksgiving Day: History of the Latter Phrase and American Holiday

Nov. 8, 2015

Guy Fawkes Night: The First Full 5th November Etymology

Oct. 31, 2015

Happy Hallowe'en: But Did the Scots Poet Burns First Coin the Word Halloween?

Oct. 31, 2015

The Shocking 1656 Etymology of Easter Eggs?

Apr. 3, 2015

Easter Bunny Hop Off! The Easter Bunnie Hopped First into English

Apr. 3, 2015

April Fools Day: Etymological Origins

Apr. 1, 2015

Foundations of the phrase 'Jerry Built'

Nov. 30, 2014

The X Marks the Spot Myth

Nov. 22, 2014

Etymologist: First Find Thyself

Nov. 13, 2014

The 'It is what it is' myth debunked

Oct. 12, 2014

On 'Accidentally on Purpose': Big Data Cuts The Mustard Yet Again!

Oct. 12, 2014

Debunking the 'Dreamscape' Myth

Oct. 11, 2014

Debunking the Roots of Boredom

Oct. 10, 2014

Big Data Finds its Own Etymological Roots 

Oct. 7, 2014

On the Origin of the Word Asteroid: Big Data Strikes Again II

Oct. 1, 2014 

The Know Your Onions Myth: 
May 3, 2014

Richard Dawkins, Charles Darwin and Selfish Replicator DNA Exposed!

Feb. 20, 2014 

A Remarkable Scotsman Appears to have Invented the Peace Corps by Coining the Term and Concept - Not President Kennedy or any of his Associates.

Dec. 16, 2013

The Modernism Myth

Nov. 29, 2013

The Humpty Dumpty Myth

Nov. 29, 2013 

The Nerd Myth

Nov. 28, 2013

The Drug Czar Myth

Nov. 27, 2013

The American-American Dream Myth

Nov. 26, 2013

The Selective Breeding Myth

Nov. 25, 2013

The Living Fossil Myth

Nov. 24, 2013

T he One Medicine Myth

Nov. 21, 2013

The Knickerbocker Glory Fallacy

Nov. 20, 2013 5

The poor quality 3D printed gun fallacy

Nov. 18, 2013

The Pale Ale Fallacy

Nov. 17, 2013

The First World War Sports Car Myth

Nov. 16, 2013

The Wikipedia Salami Fraud Fallacy 

Nov. 16, 2013

The Undiscoverable Serial Killer Fallacy

Nov. 15 2013

Quiz Myth 

Nov. 13, 2013

The Okay Fallacy

 Nov. 12, 2013

The Gun-Fighter Myth 

Nov. 10, 2013

The Hillbilly Myth Nov. 10, 2013

The Artificial Reality Myth Nov. 7, 2013

The Origin of Hello Fallacy: Nov. 6, 2013

The Automobile Myth Nov. 5, 2013

The Medium is the Message Myth Nov. 4, 2013

The Osborne Brainstorm Myth 

Nov. 3, 2013 :

Sutton’s Mythbusting Protest: Wikipedia Myth No. 1 The Monkey’s Uncle Fallacy 

Nov. 2, 2013

Internet Dating for Nerds: Discovering your Roots with Google

Mar. 15, 2013 

The Selfish Gene Myth is Bust: Richard Dawkins is an Invented Originator 

Mar. 5, 2013

Fame at Last: Google Finds the Original Google after 110 Years in a Library 'Wilderness'  Feb. 23, 2013

All The Black Market Origin Myths Are Now Busted!

164ft Zombie Rats Busted 'Bulloney: Dec. 20, 2012

On Bugs and Irrational Fear of Crime 'Knowledge' : Another Possible Supermyth? Aug. 18, 2012 

If  You Really Can get Ants in Your Pants and an Earwig in Your Ear Is Fear of Crime Really Greater than Risk?

 May 12, 


Jan. 30, 2013 10:48 am
The Merton Myth is Bust
Jan. 24, 2013 4:44 pm

Jan. 7, 2011 10:02 am

When giving evidence to a military tribunal. the President asked him if he had anything more to say. Wright replied:
'No sir, I have given you the facts. I can't give you the brains.'

Who Reduced the Power of Google Chrome?

Oct. 26, 2016