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Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Quackery Science Skepticism/critical thinking

Cancer quackery going the distance

You’d think that after all these years combatting quackery and blogging about science in medicine (and, unfortunately, pseudoscience in medicine) it would take a lot to shock me. You’d be right. On the other hand, Even now, 15 years after I discovered quackery in a big way on Usenet and ten years after the inception […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Computers and social media Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

A bit of QuantumMAN™ quackery at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2013

If there’s one thing about “alternative” medicine, “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM), or “integrative medicine” that’s always puzzled me, it’s just how gullible some practitioners must think their clients are. In some cases, they might know their customers every bit as well as a car salesman knows his clients or an author knows his readers, […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Naturopathy Physics Quackery

The mysterious search for the amazing quantum healing

Note: Orac is away somewhere warm recharging his Tarial cells for further science and skepticism. In the meantime, he is rerunning some of his favorite posts. Because it’s vacation, he thought he’d rerun a fun post. He needs it; vacation is almost over, and it’s back to work on Monday. So, here’s one from 2007, […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Friday Woo Homeopathy Physics Quackery

It’s not just homeopathy, it’s quantum homeopathy, which is so much better

Note: Orac is away somewhere warm recharging his Tarial cells for further science and skepticism. In the meantime, he is rerunning some of his favorite posts. Because it’s vacation, he thought he’d rerun a fun post. He needs it; vacation is almost over, and it’s back to work on Monday. So, here’s one from 2007. […]

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Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

The miraculous quest for quantum woo

Last night was grant crunch time to get a truly serviceable draft to my collaborators today as promised, leaving enough time to revise it by the February 5 deadline. That means the blog has to take a hit today, which is a shame, because Joe Mercola and Age of Autism have laid down some idiocy […]

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