Bioethics Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery Science

Torturing rats in the name of acupuncture pseudoscience

Back when I started this blog, I hadn’t yet become aware of the phenomenon known as quackademic medicine. This phenomenon, as you recall, is the infiltration of academic medical institutions that should be bastions of science- and evidence-based medicine by outright quackery. In quackademic medicine, we see Very Respectable Academic Physicians and Scientists wasting their […]

Biology Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Mike Adams is a real scientist, dammit, and he will save us from “toxins”!

Well, wouldn’t you know it? Mike Adams thinks he’s an actual scientist! Regular readers are all too familiar with Mike Adams, a.k.a. The Health Ranger, arguably the most quacktastic site on the Internet. Sure, Joe Mercola is probably the most trafficked quackery site on the Internet, but, being number two (or number three or four, […]

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