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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Popular culture Pseudoscience Science Skepticism/critical thinking

A sad day for public science advocacy

I’ve been at this blogging thing for more than a decade now. Looking back on those years, I find it incredible that I’ve lasted this long. For one thing, I still marvel that there are apparently thousands of people out there who still like to read my nearly daily musings (or, as George Carlin would […]

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Cancer Medicine Politics Quackery

Why I despise Mike Adams: Blaming Beau Biden’s cancer on chemotherapy and glyphosate

I’ve been following Mike Adams a long time, going back to 2007 and even before. It’s difficult to find anyone who can pack more pseudoscience, conspiracy mongering, and outright hateful bile into an article when he has a mind to do so. I’ve documented this tendency many times, so many times that, each time I […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Entertainment/culture Medicine Popular culture Pseudoscience Quackery Science Skepticism/critical thinking

The decline of pseudoscience? More like the mainstreaming of pseudoscience

As hard as it is to believe, I’ve been spending a significant part of my time countering pseudoscience for close to 17 years, so long that it seems that I’ve always been doing it. Of course, that’s not true; I didn’t actually become involved in this seemingly never-ending Sisyphean task until I was in my […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Popular culture Pseudoscience Quackery Science Skepticism/critical thinking Television

A publicity stunt against Dr. Oz threatens to backfire spectacularly

I didn’t think I would be writing about this, but, then again, I seem to say that fairly frequently. Be that as it may, on Friday I wrote about a letter sent to Lee Goldman, MD, the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University complaining about Dr. Mehmet Oz’s promotion […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Homeopathy Medicine Politics Pseudoscience Quackery Science Skepticism/critical thinking

Oh, joy. His Royal Quackiness will be gracing us with his presence in March

Oh, goody. Here’s something we didn’t need here in the US. While Australian skeptics have successfully been rallying to put a stop to a series of lectures from American antivaccine activist Sherri Tenpenny, we’re going to have to put up with a far bigger name in quackery showing up right here in the good ol’ […]