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.

Check out sceptics blogs, they are getting very emotional about the fall of their great leader.

March 16, 2010
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Check out sceptics blogs, they are getting very emotional about the fall of their great leader.

Sceptics seem to get rather upset with anyone who criticise the pope of Scepticism the infallible professor Ezard Ernst  I have never met Edzard Ernst, however I can say with confidence he has very little understand of what goes on in my practice. Because  I do not find professor Ernst a “sweet and mild...

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Vacancy for a former medical doctor who did a bit of Woo on the side.

February 1, 2010
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Vacancy for a former medical doctor who did a bit of Woo on the side.

The Guardian’s health editor Sarah Boseley announced yesterday “We need this voice to fight quackery”                                                                                            Apparently celebrity professor, Edzard Ernst is in danger of losing his job as the only professor of complementary medicine. Sarah Boseley laments the fact that there are not many job opportunities for former medical doctors who dabbled in...

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GCC sceptics redefining Chiropractic in the UK.

February 1, 2010
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GCC sceptics redefining Chiropractic in the UK.

The GCC are embracing the sceptic view of chiropractic. The only question is whether the UK chiropractic profession continue to roll over and pay the GCC to dismantle the chiropractic profession in the UK. I have no sympathy with the BCA in their efforts to sue Simon Singh but you have to wonder about...

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Medicine is far more dangerous than chiropractic.

January 28, 2010
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Medicine is far more dangerous than chiropractic.

Zeno is angry because he believes chiropractic is bogus, he has made 600 complaints to the GCC and founded a new website Discover Chiropractic on which he offers this advice; If you have a medical condition or think that you might, or are worried about your health in any way, consult your registered medical...

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Whataboutery! Quack trick no 7,988,771

January 21, 2010
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Whataboutery! Quack trick no 7,988,771

Yesterdays Guardians front page led with a report accusing NHS hospitals of putting patients lives at risk. Not surprisingly The watchdogs failed to address sceptics concerns regarding the availability of homeopathic remedies within NHS. Skeptic Andy Lewis believes I am trying to avoid discussing “scientific evidence”. I wonder would Andy have objected to the...

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Which health care profession has given the most ludicrous endorsement ever?

December 25, 2009
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Which health care profession has given the most ludicrous endorsement ever?

CAM whingers  attach way too much importance to the editor of the BMJs denouncement of the chiropractors plethora of evidence.They should remember that 100 years ago DD Palmer the founder of chiropractic had the sense to recognise the failings of an approach to health searching for  chemical panaceas. Ivan Illich continued this theme in...

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Andy Lewis’s response to my questions.

November 3, 2009
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Below in red is  Andy Lewis response to my questions in the discussion we were having In an earlier topic. Andy raises a number of valid points which the chiropractic profession has struggled with in recent years (clear identity, definition of what chiropractors do, subluxation, wellness, etc etc. There are four associations in the...

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Andy Lewis refuses to offer the quackometer’s $100 challenge to Richard Lanigan. Better be quack than chicken.

November 1, 2009
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Andy Lewis refuses to offer the quackometer’s $100 challenge to Richard Lanigan. Better be quack than chicken.

  I do have a life and when I came home there were so many comments to respond from my posting “Savaged by a dead sheep” . It was easier to deal with the comments in a new posting , and differentiate between the comments with colour. I have edited the comments focusing on...

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“Morons and Bullshit”; the world according to Simon Perry

October 30, 2009
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“Morons and Bullshit”; the world according to Simon Perry

Sceptic Simon Perry made the following comment (in red) in relation to an amusing posting on Alun Salts blog:   “It’s been a good month for baiting morons in areas other than science. Jack of Kent first did it with a homeopath’s legal knowledge, now the BCA on history. This post is not complete...

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The BCA should know,you never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

October 17, 2009
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The BCA should know,you never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Technorati Tags: British chiropractic association,simon singh Todays Guardian keeps the pressure on the Chiropractic profession to get new leaders. Chiropractors cause controversy Ben Goldacre The Guardian, Saturday 17 October 2009 For those with the finances to try to silence their critics, this has been a week of spectacular own goals. Trafigura has loudly advertised...

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