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Complementary and alternative medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

A chiropractor strikes back at the Institute for Science in Medicine…again

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bit of fun with a rather clueless chiropractor by the name of J.C. Smith (JCS), who decided to take a swipe at an organization with which I’m associated, namely the Institute for Science in Medicine (ISM). It was such an inept attack, filled with misinformation, pseudoscience, and […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Quackery

When chiropractors play at being real doctors

It’s rather odd that I’ll be writing two posts in a row having to do with a chiropractor, given that chiropractic is at best an occasional topic on this blog. Certainly, I don’t hesitate to take on chiropractic when the mood strikes me or, more importantly, when I come across some seriously burning stupid coming […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Quackery

A chiropractor strikes back at the Institute for Science in Medicine

Every so often I come across a post by quacks or supporters of quackery that make me wish that we as skeptics and supporters of science-based medicine actually had the abilities and powers attributed to us. I mean, what’s the good of being accused of running a conspiracy to crush any sort of “unconventional” or […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Politics Quackery

The British Chiropractic Association throws in the towel in the Simon Singh case

Today is a great day. Today, British science writer Simon Singh accomplished something I would never have believed possible, given British libel laws and a very bad ruling by Sir David Eady, the presiding judge, a ruling characterized as astonishingly illiberal. Despite the long odds, Singh appealed the ruling and actually won. As a result, […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Politics Quackery

I really admire skeptical English bloggers and commentators…

…because they blog under the shadow of the United Kingdom’s insane libel laws. Witness this travesty of a ruling on the libel case against Simon Singh by the British Chiropractic Association, as related by Jack of Kent. I first learned about the UK’s exceedingly plaintiff-friendly libel laws when, shortly after I became interested in Holocaust […]