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.

Chiropractic sceptic Andy Lewis wants “TRUTH”; Even a crap chiropractor must be better than Co-proxamol as a treatment for arthritis and safer to boot.

October 1, 2009
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Chiropractic sceptic Andy Lewis wants “TRUTH”; Even a crap chiropractor must be better than Co-proxamol as a treatment for arthritis and safer to boot.

I see loads of patients with arthritis. Before Andy (the author of Quakometer reports me to the Advertising Standards Authority) let me say there is no cure for osteoarthritis, however chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy can help people cope better with it. Osteoarthritis was once a small ache, became chronic, and over time the joints...

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Sceptic Chris French’s article on chiropractic in the Guardian

June 30, 2009
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The McTimoney advice to its members has to have been the worst advice in chiropractic history.   ‘Witch hunt’ forces chiropractors to take down their websites 20 Jun 2009: A chiropractic association has told its members to remove websites and withdraw patient leaflets or risk prosecution. Why the panic, wonders Chris French who is...

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The McTimoney Chiropractic Association would seem to believe that chiropractic is “bogus”. Posted June 2009

June 26, 2009
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The McTimoney Chiropractic Association would seem to believe that chiropractic is “bogus”. Posted June 2009

This posting had 1,700 views after only two days and over 200  blogs were linked to it on my old blog platform. This e-mail was the shot of adrenaline supporters of the campaign to grant Simon Sing leave of appeal against Justice Eaddys defamation ruling needed as can be seen from the comments to...

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Chiropractor Damien O Dwyer says this is a great opportunity to claim cultural authority

June 19, 2009
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The Real World Sadly, the world is not full of well-intended people all working for the common good. This is reflected in all walks of life, including research, medicine, bureaucracies and chiropractic. I worked in medical research, in a public teaching hospital, for over 10 years, which culminated in completing a PhD in Medicine....

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Sceptics are making complaints

June 15, 2009
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  Nature News Complaints converge on chiropractors – June 15, 2009 At least two bloggers have taken credit for independently making hundreds of formal complaints against British chiropractors for false advertising. British chiropractors have drawn extra attention in the wake of a libel case brought by the British Chiropractic Association against science writer Simon...

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If Simon Singh is not allowed to express his opinions in the UK, chiropractic is finished, in fact it would never have started.

June 15, 2009
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Think tank: Costly libel suits are stifling science Simon Singhs article in the Sunday Times 14/6/09: Last year I published an article in The Guardian about chiropractors who claim to treat childhood conditions such as asthma, colic and ear infection. My views on that treatment clashed with those of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA)...

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The BCA’s decision to sue Simon Singh will be a disaster for the profession

June 4, 2009
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The BCA’s decision to sue Simon Singh will be a disaster for the profession

It would be funny if it was not so tragic for the chiropractic profession, and the BCA leadership will not have the sense to call off their dogs. On the other hand it could turn out that the BCA council knew exactly what they were doing and their action was deliberate so chiropractic sceptics...

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Richard Brown Vice President of British Chiropractic Association argues that the criticism of his profession is wide of the mark

May 30, 2009
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Richard Brown Vice President of British Chiropractic Association argues that the criticism of his profession is wide of the mark

New Scientist INCE the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) decided to sue science writer Simon Singh for libel, scientists and journalists have unleashed a torrent of criticism against chiropractic. Much of this is misinformed and needs to be corrected. Many critics – including Edzard Ernst (New Scientist, 30 May, p 22) – hark back to...

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Nice guidelines for back pain draw criticism from sceptics

May 29, 2009
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Nice guidelines for back pain draw criticism from sceptics

Chiropractic has been been the recommended for the management of back pain in Denmark for over 15 years, in Cuba acupuncture is usually the primary intervention, the blockade forbids American chiropractors to go to Cuba, some Europeans like myself have worked with great success in their health system. I was seeing twelve patients an...

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Advertising Standards Authority decision on Colic and Carl Irwin.

May 23, 2009
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ASA Adjudications Dr Carl Irwin & Associates 96 Edgware Way Edgware Middlesex HA8 8JS Number of complaints: 1 Date: 20 May 2009 Media: Magazine Sector: Health and beauty Ad A magazine ad, for Chiropractors, stated "Dr Carl Irwin and Associates CHIROPRACTORS. Back, Neck, Shoulder, Arm and Leg Pain, Sports Injury, Joint Problems, IBS, Colic,...

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