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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Colloidal silver: The real Blue Man Group

People never cease to amaze me. Sometimes it’s in a good way, when a person whom I would least expect to be capable of it does something really kind or brilliant. Sometimes it’s in a bad way. One of the bad ways people never cease to amaze me is how someone can continue down a […]

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Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

I’m away from regular blogging for a couple of weeks, and what do I find?

I’m away from regular blogging for a couple of weeks, and what do I find when I finally get back into the swing of things? Dangerous cancer quackery published on Mike Adams’ Newstarget site, that’s what. I know, I know. I shouldn’t be surprised, and I’m not. It’s all par for the course for Newstarget, […]

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Announcements Complementary and alternative medicine Intelligent design/creationism Paranormal Pseudoscience Quackery Science Skepticism/critical thinking

The 69th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: The Skeptics’ Circle Saloon

Howdy, thar, pardners! The Skeptics’ Circle Saloon is open for business, and, after bein’ away for more than two ears, Brent’s done gone and set up a hum-dinger of a meeting: We rode up to the front of the Skeptic’s Circle Saloon and dismounted. Where once there were only two hitching posts, seven stood in […]

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Anti-Semitism Antivaccine nonsense Biology Complementary and alternative medicine Evolution History Holocaust denial Medicine Politics Quackery Science

Ron Paul: Quackery enabler

Lately, bloggers, including some of my fellow ScienceBloggers, have been expressing various concerns about the phenomenon that is Ron Paul, the Republican candidate who’s ridden a wave of discontent to do surprisingly well in the polls leading up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries. First, Jake and Greg have pointed out that Ron […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Spot the flaw in the argument in this pitch…

Somehow, I don’t know how, I managed to wind up on the mailing list of über-woomeister Dr. Joseph Mercola, who’s almost as bad as Mike Adams, only less blatantly crazy in pushing conspiracy theories. Yesterday, I received this pitch by e-mail:

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