The Skeptic Pit

Life after the GCC

January 9, 2012
By
Life after the GCC

It’s been a very busy few months since I was last able to post regularly. So I am trying to make up for my selfishness with my second post within a few days. One of the reasons I have been a bit rubbish is because of what Richard is going through. It just reminds...

Read more »

The amazing tale of holism

December 26, 2011
By
The amazing tale of holism

The incredibly odd tale of holism. It’s quite the strange thing when day after day patients come into your office telling you: “you have such a holistic view on healthcare”. Very odd indeed. Particularly when you don’t think you do. But then you realise that “being holistic” is a contradictio in terminis. A little...

Read more »

Dear Margaret

April 14, 2011
By
Dear Margaret

Dear Margaret, you will probably read this on chiropracticlive before our trusted Royal Mail has delivered this letter to you, but never mind, I would like to think the old-fashioned stamp still has a place… old romantic me. I got your letter last week some time I think, I appreciate your warnings. So I...

Read more »

The Duck, The Flowering Tautology, The Leicester Prince and the value of being Ernst

February 22, 2011
By
The Duck, The Flowering Tautology, The Leicester Prince and the value of being Ernst

I have invited a number of people but one professor in particular to answer me this: how can anyone deduce comment regarding efficacy of treatment if none of the studies they refer to differentiate causation? (he said he couldn’t make his point in 140 twitter characters) My point is: It’s a bit like saying...

Read more »

Why I have left the BCA and why I am leaving the GCC

February 14, 2011
By

A long time ago now, I was walking up the mountains in north Italy with an uncle of mine. I was about 14 years old. I remember asking him (in Flemish): “dad is a GP and you are a chiropractor, what do you do differently?” To which he slowly replied: “We are both trying...

Read more »

My placebo is bigger than yours

January 25, 2011
By
My placebo is bigger than yours

Just read Richard’s post featuring Ben Goldacre, then followed Youtube links to interviews and reread “bad science”… I like him. The conclusion I came to is that Dr. G would have made a great homeopath… or chiropractor or GP for that matter. Thing is that there was one interview in which I think he...

Read more »

B.I.G.O.T.S.

December 21, 2010
By
B.I.G.O.T.S.

Who's the puppet who's the puppet master?

Read more »

In toto et summo

October 31, 2010
By
In toto et summo

I had fun over the past few weeks. I have fun every week but these weeks had been particularly interesting. I had a few debates in Blogland and have (finally) come to understand that I am just going into repeat mode now. Same sceptics, making the same comments on the same sites. Ground Hog...

Read more »

Consent, risk and videotapes

September 8, 2010
By
Consent, risk and videotapes

Why chiropractic practices vary so much and whether that really matters at all.

Read more »

What is your subluxation?

July 21, 2010
By
What is your subluxation?

Mischievous as ever, I thought I’d launch into action on a topic that is very close to my heart and mind: the concept of the subluxation. Now (and I am being very serious now) although you may read this as provocation or me just generally messing around it is really not intended as such....

Read more »

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: