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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

A “defense” of Abraham Cherrix and his parents?

I really have to turn off my Google Alerts for this topic. I’m going to pull out my hair if I don’t. As you may recall, I’ve been posting about two young victims of the siren call of quackery who will most likely pay with their lives for their trust in quacks. The first, Katie […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine EneMan Evolution Medicine Science

Orac has a change of heart

You know, after all these years as a scientist, physician, and skeptic, I’ve been wondering. Perhaps it’s time to undergo a reassessment of my and philosophy. I’ve always been a bit of a curmudgeon, and it hasn’t really gotten me anywhere. My words appear to have no impact on the credulous. For example, perhaps I’ve […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Woo invades my favorite city

It’s times like this that I really wish I were back in Chicago. Actually, it’s times like any time that I wish I were back in Chicago, but this in particular brings out that feeling: The Health Freedom Expo is invading Chicago beginning today. Of course, whenever you hear someone advocating “health freedom,” it’s a […]