Category Archives: Pseudoscience
An image posted by Scott Gavura at Science Based Pharmacy led me to look up what homoeopathic treatments are recommended for asthma. According to the British Homeopathic Association, the following are suggested. It is important to note that all of … Continue reading
It’s that time of year when the lists are made: news-makers, influential people, science stories, etc, etc. Here’s a list from Real Clear Science to really make your blood run cold: The Biggest Junk Science Stories of 2013.
Tim Minchin’s “Storm’ is a well known and terrific take-down of many aspects of alt-med, religion, and the supernatural in general. Here is an animated video to accompany his song.
If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck….. A common phrase, and applicable to the scientific view on acupuncture as placebo. Edzard Ernst has the latest reviews and research on the use of acupuncture in assisting in recovery from stroke. He … Continue reading
There are large number of unsubstantiated beliefs in our world. Some of them are based upon religion, some on medical quackery, some on the paranormal, some on general pseudoscience, and other on the paranormal. Cristian Jago at The Reason Stick … Continue reading
Oil Pulling sounds like something that might best be done in private, and not discussed at dinner. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is a magical cure all. When I say cure-all, that is exactly what I mean. The health benefits claimed … Continue reading
Regulation and licensing of businesses is considered a normal part of government bureaucracy. Some libertarians may disagree with any form of government interference in commercial activities, however, it is generally accepted that regulation is a proper government function, even if … Continue reading
A neighbour recently wrote a history of the community where I grew up. It was an interesting read; lots of old pictures of and contained numerous pictures of houses and places I recognized as well as many that were gone … Continue reading
Most people read horoscopes as entertainment, but some look at them as having predictive value. This is mostly true of those who head to a astrologer for an ‘accurate’ reading based on their date, time, and place of birth. There … Continue reading