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Category Archive: Not the Ducks!

Mar 27 2014

Not the Ducks! – Quacks, Wikipedia and True Scientific Discourse

You won’t believe how handy Wikipedia is to a medic in training, sometimes you just need to look something up. A condition, a drug or a procedure, and you don’t have a book to hand. And often you may not know which book the procedure is detailed, so what do you do? Wikipedia. See while …

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Mar 04 2014

Who needs Mammogram when You Can Pray

The last advice from Mark Stengler was bad but this one’s bad. At Stage I and II we have a 95% survival rate for Breast Cancer. At Stage III it drops and obviously at Stage IV it’s low survival due to metastasis. But with our actual scanning techniques we have detected cancers earlier and earlier. …

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Jan 10 2014

Not the Ducks! – The Feminist Breeder Proves My Natural Birth Point

Yesterday I wrote about Natural Birth, it’s a contentious issue with regards to body autonomy. A lot of women defend the practice as “It’s not dangerous” as the stats in home birth are skewed by Home Birth advocates and in the name of patient choice, an inferior system of care is touted and pushed as …

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Jan 10 2014

Not the Ducks – A Perfectly Natural Home Birth

There are problems with “liberals” we have our own set of issues with skepticism. So while I am more likely to argue about Evolution with a conservative, I am more likely to argue about quackery and anti-GMO stuff with liberals. And none are as emblematic of this issue as the Huffington Post who have a …

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Dec 23 2013

Not the Ducks – How To Make A Homosexual

Long time anti-vax quack Erwin Alber’s got the answer to the age old question. In what wardrobe have all these homosexuals being hiding in. Was there really some sort of “Gay Narnia”, a natural habitat for homosexuals so deep within the closet that they never were noticed? Or did something in our modern day lives …

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Dec 05 2013

Not the Ducks! – Religion, Quacks and Children

Whenever I debate and talk to quacks or the supporters of quacks it is often under the guise of something called “Health Freedom”. That the patient has a right to choose between equal therapies. Now the problem is this. Medicine is not like Plumbing or the wiring of your Home. Those are fields I have …

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Nov 09 2013

Speaking as a Mother On Vaccination

Society commonly labours under the assumption that people know what’s best for their body. This is generally the case when we discuss the lay public, but when it comes to medicine? The most common mistake we see in anti-vax is that they are willing to use their motherhood as a qualification. That somehow they know what’s best …

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Nov 02 2013

Why the Quack?

The family had just come back from a holiday in a malaria area. I asked whether they had taken prophylaxis. “No.” I asked her how she would treat one of her children if he became sick with malaria. “At the homeopath.” “And cerebral malaria?” I explained what that was, and the high mortality rate. “Still …

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Nov 01 2013

I Get Mail/Not the Ducks! – Alex C – A Response – The Quackening

This one is from Alex C from the Suzanne Somers post on how Canada is evil and killing the elderly.

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Oct 30 2013

Not the Ducks – Suzanne Somers, Quackery and Fearmongering

Suzanne Somers joins a long line of celebrity figures who espouse the evils of universal healthcare with her rather shocking piece on the Wall Street Journal. It’s shocking to begin with because there is on that page without any sense of irony a little advertisement that says (and this is verbatim) “Read More From the …

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