Read and weep for the children that happen to be born to criminally deluded or gullible parents…
I learned from BBC today, that CERN has invited philosophers and theologians to debate the origins of the universe, following the discovery of the Higgs boson (or something of the sorts). Now, I can see how some philosophers can potentially contribute to certain questions regarding the origins of the universe, humanity, consciousness, morality etc. No problems there. They can ask some good questions and pave the way for science to find the answers. They may even provide some quasi-answers as well I guess.
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.
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.
So there is this guy, Mike Adams, he runs this site/shop/community/whatever which is basically a well of abysmal stupidity dissemination. At first look, there seems nothing wrong with this site, I mean it just tries to promote a more natural or drug-free lifestyle, right? Which is fine if you draw proper lines and if you understand the risks, right?
So the Church of England has “decided” that science and religion are apparently compatible (a vague, loosely defined word in this context, but nevermind…) at a general synod in London. Schizophrenia!