Tag Archives: pseudoscience

How Quacks are Created

Although the captions says that being a doctor used to be more fun, this same type of attitude is found in pseudoscientists everywhere. For example we have the guy who is promoting homeopathic sound as a treatment or prevent the onset … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana and Pain

The arguments for legalizing marijuana are overwhelming, only being delayed by governments that get elected on a ‘tough on crime’ stance. This despite the fact that legalizing or decriminalizing pot would allow police to focus on crimes that cause more … Continue reading

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Return to Blogging

I’ve had a summer of home renovations, parties, company, and beach, so blogging dropped to a very low priority. These activities took precedence:  

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The Dangers of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the more popular forms of CAM and is often touted by practitioners as being risk free. The truth is something else. The latest criticism comes from a study published in PLOS One. The authors describe 30 … Continue reading

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Organic food consumption and the incidence of cancer

There are a number of reasons people support or grow food they call organic. One of the ones often articulated is the cancer causing chemicals that are in the food. However, this argument is dependent upon there actually being a … Continue reading

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Swedish voters elect uneducated politicians too.

We complain about our politicians who ignore science and legislate based upon nonsensical ideas. The Americans, British, and Australians have their share as well. Here’s an example from Sweden, where one Swedish MP launched an official government investigation into the … Continue reading

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Homoeopaths are not Medical Experts – Post at Skeptic North

Bryce Wylde is a well known Canadian promoter of homoeopathy and other forms of Naturopathic medicine. However, despite how CBC legitimizes him and his unfounded beliefs, he is not a medical expert. On Skeptic North, I have re-posted an open … Continue reading

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Eliminating certain foods can improve medical conditions – or not

It must be so easy being a naturopath writing a column in a newspaper. You are under no constrictions to source any material or provide useful medical advice. If only responses could be so easy. Important note, I am not … Continue reading

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Australian Report – Homoeopathy doesn’t Work

In a report that should surprise no one, a draft paper by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) concluded that homoeopathy is useless. The committee, composed of physicians, pharmacists, and academics, worked under the following guidelines:

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Pseudoscience Exempted from GST

At a time when the Canadian government is muzzling scientists, closing libraries, and cutting the archives, all in the name of balancing the budget, they are giving breaks to pseudoscience.

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