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Biology Evolution Medicine Religion Science Skepticism/critical thinking

The trouble with Deepak Chopra, part II

As I mentioned on Friday, I’m in Chicago right now attending the American College of Surgeons annual meeting, where I’ll be until Wednesday afternoon. If there are any of my readers who happen to be surgeons attending the meeting, drop me a line and maybe we can get together. In the meantime, here’s a blast […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

These boots were made for detoxifyin’

As I mentioned on Friday, I’m in Chicago right now attending the American College of Surgeons annual meeting, where I’ll be until Wednesday afternoon. If there are any of my readers who happen to be surgeons attending the meeting, drop me a line and maybe we can get together. In the meantime, here’s a blast […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine

Thar’s gold in them thar “cures”!

As I mentioned on Friday, I’m in Chicago right now attending the American College of Surgeons annual meeting, where I’ll be until Wednesday afternoon. If there are any of my readers who happen to be surgeons attending the meeting, drop me a line and maybe we can get together. In the meantime, here’s a blast […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics Quackery

The 2009 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award (a.k.a Bill Maher) “doesn’t believe in” vaccines or “Western medicine”

No màs! No màs! I surrender! I give up! I tried. I really, really did try. I tried really, really hard not to look at the flaming idiocy of Bill Maher again, much less comment on it again. Here I am, in Chicago at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting, taking in all sorts […]

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Biology Evolution Intelligent design/creationism Politics Religion Science Skepticism/critical thinking

More burning stupid from Bill O’Reilly on evolution and the “God of the Gaps”

I may have been a bit hard on Richard Dawkins lately, but, if he believed in saints, Dawkins would deserve sainthood for keeping his cool in the face of so much concentrated idiocy coming from Bill O’Reilly: A couple of lovely O’Reilly quotes: “I’m throwing in with Jesus because you guys can’t tell us how […]