Scepticism or Prejudice

There is nothing wrong with people asking questions and being sceptical. People should be able to express their opinions with out fear of a writ from lawyers of people who do not want to be held to account. On the other hand bigots should not be allowed to pass off their prejudices as scepticism because the right to freedom of speech will suffer because of it.

Sooner or later the General Chiropractic Council will have to give the dogs a few bones.

January 13, 2011
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Sooner or later the General Chiropractic Council will have to give the dogs a few bones.

The “Nightingale Collaboration” is up in arms because no charges were brought against pharmacists who recommended homeopathy as a protection against malaria. Having seen the Newsnight programme I would say they have a point. However what will be interesting is when they try to make the comparison with chiropractic and the evidence debate gets...

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PCC find 18 chiropractors not guilty of trying to mislead the public into thinking they were medical doctors. 680 to go.

November 12, 2010
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PCC find 18 chiropractors not guilty of trying to mislead the public into thinking they were medical doctors. 680 to go.

The results of the first 18 Professional Conduct Committee Hearings have been posted on the GCC website (Below the chiropractor who talked to his patient in his car). The Investigating Committee decided these people had a case to answer and the  the PCC looked at the complaint and dismissed them all. Only 680 to...

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Just goes to show how little Professor Edzard Ernst knows about chiropractic

September 24, 2010
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Just goes to show how little Professor Edzard Ernst knows about chiropractic

  Professor Edzard Ernst is professor of complementary medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter and in his latest article in Pulse he announces to GPs the revelation that “There is a Division in UK Chiropractic” . Correct me if I am wrong here. Is this the same Edzard Ernst who for...

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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

September 8, 2010
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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

  The article below was published in Pulse “MHRA under pressure to withdraw Rosiglitazone”.  and another article was published earlier in the week in the Independent newspaper This is another example of why “evidence” does not necessarily make something true and should be the principle guideline for scope of practice. It is also interesting...

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Why is the osteopathic profession growing at a much faster rate than the chiropractic profession in the UK? Are they just nicer people?

July 26, 2010
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Why is the osteopathic profession growing at a much faster rate than the chiropractic profession in the UK? Are they just nicer people?

There are twice as many Osteopeaths in the UK as chiropractors when  only five years ago it was a third, there are possibly ten times more chiropractors practicing around the world than Osteopaths. When I was on the GCC council the Registrar was refusing registration to about 50% of overseas applicants, others might say...

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GCC has referred 36 of Simon Perrys 50 complaints to the PCC

June 11, 2010
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GCC has referred 36 of Simon Perrys 50 complaints to the PCC

  Simon Perry has given an update of the progress of his complaints to the GCC about chiropractors on his blog    Although I have not seen the specifics of the complaints, I have to say I am amazed, the GCC has referred 80% of these complaints to the PCC. This video was supposed...

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Simon Singh supporters take campaign onto Britain’s got talent

April 30, 2010
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Simon Singh supporters take campaign onto Britain’s got talent

Can Margaret Coats sing? She represents chiropractic everywhere else.

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These are my comments on the article professor Edzard Ernst had published in the New Scientist last summer about chiropractic.

April 30, 2010
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These are my comments on the article professor Edzard Ernst had published in the New Scientist last summer about chiropractic.

My comments on this article are in red. What you should know about chiropractic ? 29 May 2009 by Edzard Ernst in New Scientist 29th of May Just what is chiropractic, and do the claims of chiropractors stand up to scrutiny? FOR many people, chiropractic appears almost mainstream. Some chiropractors even call themselves “doctor”....

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If its not the spinal care, how do you control for these variables in a “scientific study” of CAM

April 27, 2010
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If its not the spinal care, how do you control for these variables in a “scientific study” of CAM

Laughter really is the best medicine as doctors find it can be as healthy as exercise Laughter can do as much good for your body as a jog around the park, scientists have claimed. By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent  Daily Telegraph Published: 5:00PM BST 26 Apr 2010 Doctors describe “mirthful laughter” as the equivalent...

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Wellness and the Biopsychosocial Model of health care.

April 27, 2010
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The fact that words like “wellness” and “philosophy” can be viewed as pejorative in the chiropractic profession merely shows how insular the chiropractic profession is. The omission of philosophical teaching from chiropractic education may explain why the extreme wings of the profession are guided by dogma and the evangelical teachings of their leaders. Another...

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