A New Science Forum

November 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm (Activism, Alternative Medicine, Anti-Vaccination, Bad Science, Evidence, Good Science, Homeopathy, Vaccines) (, , , , , , , )

Excitingly, a new science forum Scrutable is here.

There’s a SCEINCE forum (officially known as the Nerd Lab) for discussion of, well, science – click here for breathless discussions of the latest research or to share your horror at the latest pronouncements from anti-vaccine commentators.

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There’s a second serious forum for Heavy Shit (AKA Weighty Matters) which contains serious topics for serious people. Click here if you’re seriously interested in such serious discussions. Srsly.

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You are also permitted to have fun, but only in the designated zones. No puns.

Oh, and one last thing: you might want to read the rules and abide by them.

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Simon Singh and the British Chiropractic Association

April 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic, Law, Legal Chill) (, , , , , , , )

Having co-authored a book about alternative medicine with Edzard Ernst, popular science writer Simon Singh penned an article for the Guardian about one of the alternative therapies covered in the book. The article was published at a time when chiropractic was being promoted. This newspaper article then became the subject of a complaint from the chiropractic association, the BCA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chiropractic “For Sceptics Only” Pages

August 31, 2009 at 7:53 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , )

Here (and here), we have chiropractors providing “For Sceptics Only” pages on their websites. Let’s take a look… Read the rest of this entry »

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All The Way up To Eleven… Beware The Spinal Trap

July 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic, Law, Legal Chill) (, , , )

Following the decision of the BCA to sue Simon Singh for his 2008 article Beware the Spinal Trap (published in the Guardian), much has happened. Two bloggers made omnibus complaints about hundreds of chiropractors, for one thing. I’ve written a number of posts about chiropractic myself, but today’s post is a reprint of Simon Singh’s original article, made “lawyer-friendly”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chiropractic Dirty Tricks. What of the Repercussions?

June 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , , , , )

I was saddened to note recently the response that the blogger Zeno had, following his complaints to the General Chirorpactic Council (GCC). Detailed in full in this post, it seems that a chiropractor (or, worse, possibly even someone who is an employee of the GCC) has signed Zeno up to various catalogues and websites. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ignoreland: A Refusal To Engage

June 26, 2009 at 8:36 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ve been attempting to communicate with various people and institutions recently and I’ve been having a little trouble. I don’t seem to be getting responses to my emails. Let’s see if we can figure out where I’ve been going wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Contacting The Privy Council: GCC Moving The Goalposts

June 19, 2009 at 1:43 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , , , )

Here is my letter to the Privy Council regarding the GCC’s attempt to waive the rules: Read the rest of this entry »

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BCA Statement Baffles Blogger

June 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic, Legal Chill) (, , , , )

It’s true. I’m baffled by the statement that has been issued by the British Chiropractic Association. I suspect I am not the only one. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Zealand Chiropractors in New Complaint

June 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , , , )

Remarkably, chiropractors in New Zealand are risking further damage to their reputation. Having used legal muscle rather than evidence to respond to criticism in The Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association [PDF], the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association has laid a complaint with the Broadcasting Standards Authority about comments made by a doctor named Shaun Holt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Last of The Summer Whine?

June 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I feel that I should point out, with reference to my writing that “It feels perhaps a little harsh to make a formal complaint about someone in this way” in a previous post on complaining to the GCC, that I have now seen people commenting on the problems that chiropractors may be facing and whether we sceptics are adding to their distress. Read the rest of this entry »

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