Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Politics Quackery

The Three Musketeers of Woo meet d’Artagnan to fight for woo on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal

The seemingly never-ending quest of advocates of unscientific medicine, the so-called “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) movement is to convince policy makers, patients, and physicians that, really and truly, it no longer deserves the qualifier of “alternative,” that it is in fact mainstream and even “scientific.” That very search for respectability without accountability is the […]

Bioethics Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

5 alternative medical treatments that “work”?

Some readers have been sending me links to this article on entitled 5 Alternative Medicine Treatments That Work. Unfortunately, Your Friday Dose of Woo took up the time that normally would have gone into given this article the lovingly Respectfully Insolent™ treatment that this utterly credulous article so richly deserves and that you, my […]

Announcements Skepticism/critical thinking

Fast approaching: The Skeptics’ Circle

Don’t forget, once again the time is fast approaching. Soon yet another installment of the Skeptics’ Circle will be upon us. In fact, it’s less than a week away and due to land at Infophilia on Thursday, October 11. So, if you’re a blogger and regularly (or even not-so-regularly) like to apply the scientific method, […]

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