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.

How a few motivated "Geeks" defeated an apathetic profession

April 22, 2010
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How a few motivated "Geeks" defeated an apathetic profession

Having created this mess by not consulting the profession BCA leaders will put their head in the sand hoping the problem will go away. I suspect this is just the beginning rather than the end. Reading articles like Nick Cohen’s one can only feel embarrassed calling oneself a chiropractor Now charlatans will know to...

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If your infant has Colic why not try spinal care? ( dare I say chiropractic)

April 20, 2010
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I read chiropractic sceptics Simon Sing and Andy Lewis have recently become parents. Simon anounced the birth by stating on Twitter,  that  if the baby had colic he would not be going to a chiropractor, I am interested to know what sceptics have done or would do faced with this situation and their book...

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Last summer BCA president Tony Metcalfe tried to calm members concerns about Simon Singh by telling them“How many of your patients are aware of what is going on”

April 19, 2010
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Last summer BCA president Tony Metcalfe tried to calm members concerns about Simon Singh by telling them“How many of your patients are aware of what is going on”

This guy has been president of the World federation of Chiropractic and this comment will always make me laugh. To be honest I did not think the case would be as big as it became, but the BCA people must have been on a different planet. In the June BCA members Newsletter “In Touch”...

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Simon Singhs Guardian article and my analysis

April 19, 2010
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Simon Singhs Guardian article and my analysis

Last summer Sense about Science asked bloggers around the world to reproduce the article Simon Singh wrote in the Guardian in April 2008 as a show of solidarity with the campaign to keep Libel out of Science. In asking bloggers to publish Simons article minus the “Bogus” comment “Sense about Science” seem to be...

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When will the BCA realise they will not win this argument.

April 19, 2010
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“BCA Chiropractors” expert Richard Brown goes head to head with Professor Edzard Ernst in  the current issue of the BMJ. Is Richard Brown the best the chiropractic profession has to offer or simply the best the BCA council has to offer? The BCA is starting to make professor Ernst seem like an expert on...

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How can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

April 19, 2010
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How can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

Professor Edzart Ernst is proclaimed as the first professor of complementary medicine and the “expert” usually quoted in negative articles about chiropractic. It took me five years to train as a a chiropractor and another five years in practise before I felt anything like an expert. So how can Professor Ernst present himself as...

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Last June Jack of Kent summarised the BCA’s decision to sue Simon Singh.

April 18, 2010
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My Comment was spot on: Jack of Kent is a member of the Legal profession and has been blogging about the BCA libel case from the start. Simon Singh and Jack of Kent will come out of this with a very high profile, whereas the chiropractic profession has been severely damaged despite the NICE...

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Evidence based chiropractic: Fad folly or Fascism By Chris Kent

April 18, 2010
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  by Dr. Christopher Kent Evidence‑based practice (EBP) is the hot buzzword today. The concept is simple, and as old as the healing arts. Sackett defines evidence‑based practice as "The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients…(it) is not restricted to randomized...

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Ezard Ernst is blaming Prince Charles for costing him his job? Seems Ernst can dish it out, but not so good at taking it.

April 5, 2010
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Professor Ezard Ernst states in Saturdays Guardian that the field of complementary medicine would benefit greatly, if “the Foundation for Integrated Health ceased to exist and the funds thus freed were directed towards rigorous research." Presumably this would enable professor Ernst to keep his title as the only professor of complementary at Exeter University....

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“Straw men” lacking integrity.

March 29, 2010
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“Straw men” lacking integrity.

  One of the things that makes amuses when reading sceptic blogs is the impression they seem to have that all CAM practitioners must be delusional and the public should go to “real doctors” for treatment, because all their interventions have been subjected to rigorous scrutiny?? Before I am accused by the sceptics of...

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