Read and weep for the children that happen to be born to criminally deluded or gullible parents…
Yes yes, one of our favorite subjects: magical healing and other fairy stories! From a Telegraph article by a Ms Anna Tyzack entitled: “Complementary medicine – does it work?“. Of course we already know the answer for a large number of modalities that fall under the umbrella term “Complementary”. This is a just dose of the same old really bad reasoning, which over the years has allowed all sorts of pseudoscience and crank degrees to creep into academia, national health systems, etc.
I loved this one from the Canadian Dragon’s Den. A guy walks in trying to get a $2.5 million investment for 25% of his company (thus valuing his company at $10 million). He got kicked out and rightly so. In fact I think they should have called the police and arrest him for fraud. Because his company sells… water! As a cure for every single ailment in existence. Yes, including cancer.
Can one of my Polish friends please translate the following (probably funny) diagram??
Despite the terminology I use, I am not a quack. And it’s official. I have a certificate from the relevant authorities
Of course we already knew this. At least, and assuming one does not live in an isolated bubble of delusion, one could suspect and expect this kind of criminal behaviour from a cult that believes in magic water with no shred of evidence
The Guardian, has an online column called “Comment is Free” where The Guardian, The Observer, and about 600 writers contribute with posts on religion, current affairs, politics, science, and health. Unavoidably, along with thought provoking “comments” you also get “bullshit” -as Penn and Teller would so vividly say.
Following the recent case of the British Chiropractic Association against Simon Singh, a lawsuit which was eventually dropped leading BCA to implode under its own absurdity, there is now yet another libel lawsuit against a critic of pseudosciences and dubious practises: Doctor’s Data Inc. against Stephen Barrett, MD