Targets: Aids, Cancer, Autism and Dyslexia

April 23, 2009 at 9:59 pm (Bad Science, Conspiracy, Dangerously Wrong, Homeopathy, Nutritionism, Patrick Holford) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Some fields seem to attract quackery. Energy production is an obvious one (I predict that the idea of perpetual motion machines will never die – the idea is too attractive and there will probably always be sufficiently gullible/ignorant people in the world), but there are certain fields which seem to attract medical quackery more than others. I thought I’d list a few of the apparent similarities between some of the areas that I see as attracting quackery or, at best, dubious claims. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Self-Diagnosis ‘Epidemic’

October 15, 2008 at 5:14 pm (Bad Science, Miscellaneous) (, , , )

It’s probably completely untrue that there is an epidemic of self-diagnosis, but in the style of the mainstream media I have used single quotation marks to absolve myself of any responsibility to accurately report the situation.

There have been some interesting discussions recently on the Bad Science forums that have touched on self-diagnosis. Read the rest of this entry »

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