Skeptical Voters: Grill Your MP

April 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm (Evidence, Politics) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

The Skeptical Voter website has some suggested questions for PPCs. I wanted to ask some slightly different questions, but the below queries are based on the Skeptical Voter’s suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Smart Are Politicians?

July 11, 2008 at 8:12 pm (Alternative Medicine, Bad Science, government, Nutritionism, Supplements, Woo) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Not very smart at all if David Tredinnick is anything go go by. I wrote about him speaking on homeopathy back in February and today I noticed a link on the Improbable Science miniblog to an old speech he gave [see first link for full debate]. His opening remarks included this gem: “Regrettably, the availability of complementary therapies on the health service has declined since primary care groups and primary care trusts came into being.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Aspects of Skunkabis

May 23, 2008 at 8:34 pm (Bad Science, government, Media, Recreational Drugs) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A new word has recently been coined on the TDPF blog: Skunkabis. Read the rest of this entry »

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D’oh!

December 23, 2007 at 6:17 pm (Alternative Medicine, Bad Science, government, Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy, Remedies) (, , , , , , )

The Department of Health (DoH) has responded to my query on homeopathy with the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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They Work For You

November 26, 2007 at 4:39 pm (Bad Science, Fun, Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy, NASH, Remedies, Society of Homeopaths, SoH) (, , , , , , )

As it is possible to contact MPs quite easily now and I was wondering why homeopathic remedies are exempt from the requirement for medicines to show proof of efficacy, I decided to ask a few questions.

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