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.

BCA and GCC member David Byfield would seem to concur with Simon Singh that the BCA were making bogus claims about the efficacy of chiropractic

May 1, 2008
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BCA and GCC member David Byfield would seem to concur with Simon Singh that the BCA were making bogus claims about the efficacy of chiropractic

Many of the statements made by Simon Sing and Edzard Ernst about chiropractic in their book “Trick or treatment” could have been lifted from David Byfields report and testimony in the GCC V Jesper Jensen case in 2002. I have always believed the Jensen case was brought by the GCC in an effort to...

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Incompetent leadership unable to put Ernst down.

December 20, 2006
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It embarrass me that the chiropractic profession is so inept at rebuting Edzard Ernst. He reminds me of those holocaust deniers who attended a conference in Tehran last week. They were given media coverage because their ideas are so preposterous it sells newspapers. The BBC showed us some orthodox Jews who were attending the...

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The chiropractic profession has not been very effective at defending itself from sceptics

December 12, 2006
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It embarrass me that the chiropractic profession is so inept at rebuting Edzard Ernst. He reminds me of those holocaust deniers who attended a conference in Tehran last week. They were given media coverage because their ideas are so preposterous it sells newspapers. The BBC showed us some orthodox Jews who were attending the...

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Edzard Ernst Presents his views to the GCC

August 6, 2006
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Edzard Ernst Presents his views to the GCC

In March 2006 chiropractors were shocked by the negative headlines in many newspapers promoting an article by Professor Ernst in the Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine. The GCC responded in a press release stating that it was “extremely concerned” about the accuracy of the RSM’s media release and about the paper itself....

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Some things are not measured by science

July 12, 2006
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Some things are not measured by science

Below a cancer specialist  warns people with cancer of being "exploited by alternative therapists" in the British Medical Journal.  I would remind him that There are crooks in all professions and hope and love are therapeutic interventions. Some may call it placebo, I would say that is what the body has been designed to...

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GCC Fiddles While Edzard Ernst Burns

February 2, 2006
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In March 2006 chiropractors were shocked by the negative headlines in many newspapers promoting an article by Professor Ernst in the Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine. The GCC responded in a press release stating that it was “extremely concerned” about the accuracy of the RSM’s media release and about the paper itself....

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Stroke! The Chirpractors nightmare

January 1, 2006
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Do a Google search of “chiropractic uk” in sixth place is www.chiropracticvictims.org.uk The home page states; “Action for Victims of Chiropractic was started by Chiropractic Victim Mrs Frances S Denoon on the 20th March 2001. This site represent the only known support and pressure group in the UK for victims of Complimentary Therapies and...

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