Learning Alchemy – Just Like Snake Oil and Witchcraft – Something To Not Believe In

From Wikipedia:

Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners’ claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher’s stone possessing powers including the capability of turning base metals into the noble metals gold or silver, as well as an elixir of life conferring youth and immortality.

Whole Lot of Shaking Goin’ On

Or is that “Snakin’ – as I’ve read a few posts/tweets, etc., about Myth Busting – that provided new Myths.

The only issue is that there was no data. Nothing quoted other than the expertise of the self-designated Expert.

Or a friend/colleague of the Expert.

It was just a bunch of reasonable sounding/reading – made-up-stuff – to be polite.

Replacing Straw Man Myths With More Myths

“Because I said so,” they seem to say.

Oh really?

And when I went to look further into their background – it was thin gruel indeed.

Those real Myth Busters out there – you have miles to go before you sleep – you are opportunity rich, and – you have your work cut out for you.

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