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Use of alternative medicine is associated with low vaccination rates

Last updated: 10/23/2017

Use of alternative medicine is associated with low vaccination rates Published Friday 19 May 2017 The fact that some alternative medicine (the authors use the abbreviation ‘CAM

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Tyson's Blunder: All Caps SCIENCE and Critical Thinking

Last updated: 10/14/2017

My least favorite science-fan meme douched up science march season earlier this year. “The good thing about SCIENCE is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” —

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Clinical Psychology and Secular Therapy with Dr. Caleb W. Lack – Session 2 - CONATUS NEWS

Last updated: 10/12/2017

Caleb W. Lack, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma, and the Director of the Secular Therapist Proj

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'Ad hominem' attacks: my life would be so dull without them!

Last updated: 10/12/2017

One of the perks of researching alternative medicine and writing a blog about it is that one rarely runs out of good laughs. In perfect accordance with ERNST’S LAW, I have rec

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Defending Free Speech with Neurobabble

Last updated: 10/12/2017

If you can’t fight speech codes with logic and reason, hit ’em with science-words! In the right wing’s ongoing crusade against academia, speech codes have become the latest

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Acupuncture: an interesting new study with negative results and odd conclusions

Last updated: 10/11/2017

Acupuncture: an interesting new study with negative results and odd conclusions Published Sunday 09 April 2017 Acupuncture is little more than a theatrical placebo! If we confront

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Homeopathy: JUST ONE DROP… and quite possibly the last

Last updated: 10/11/2017

“Millions of people have adverse drug reactions to prescribed medicine; it is ranked as the third leading causes of death. In the US, health-care spending reached $1.6 trillion i

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When orthodox medicine has nothing more to offer

Last updated: 10/11/2017

“When orthodox medicine has nothing more to offer” is the title of an article by Dr Elizabeth Thompson, a UK medical homeopath. The article was written years ago, but it is s

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Fundamental Violence: Protestant Fundamentalism and Violent Crime - Imagining Justice

Last updated: 10/08/2017

It’s coming from the sorrow in the street, the holy places where the races meet; from the homicidal bitchin’ that goes down in every kitchen to determine who will serve and who

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The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: Why Do People Believe Them?

Last updated: 10/06/2017

Conspiracy theories are as old as time but it’s only been in more recent years that psychologists have begun to unravel the belief that some people have in them. According to res

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