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Category Archive: Quacks

Apr 25 2014

HIV/AIDS denialism at the University of London’s School of Oriental And African Studies

University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies has a little blurb on its website. “It’s unique but incredibly inclusive, everyone fits in somewhere”.

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Apr 24 2014

Secular Pro-Life’s Abortion Quackery

This was a piece I offered to do for The True Pooka, for those who are unaware? True Pooka and Lilandra have both been dealing with the nature of Secular Pro-Life and actively  engaging in analysing their beliefs. So far from my contact? I think their entire argument is purely philosophical and exists purely in …

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Apr 09 2014

Not the Ducks! – Sherri Tenpenny and the simple Lie

Well Miri’s off on facebook giving the Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) a piece of her mind. Basically? DSW invited Jenny McCarthy to speak and that I am afraid is a big no no. But Avi (and by extension, Miri) you say, isn’t a person not entitled to make a living? 

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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 01 2014

Brian Chambers – Let’s Prey on Cancer Patients

Much as I find praying for the victims of cancer a bit of a pointless if harmless exercise, I find this alternative worse. Brian Chambers is either a deluded fool or a man who is harming people who are desperate. He’s the pusher of a video that claims to have a way to cure cancer …

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Dec 31 2013

The Unkindest Cut – The Cost of Circumcision

Circumcision is a contentious subject. While many  people believe it’s a harmless practice and produces an aesthetically  pleasing penis with a myriad of (dubious) health benefits, many consider the non-prescriptive usage of the procedure to effectively be pointless mutilation of a child due to cultural reasons. Let’s get this straight. This is not Female Genital …

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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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Aug 31 2013

Not the Ducks – Murder, Robbery and Jaywalking?

Alan Keyes is a lot of things. Republican Right Winger and all around oblivious to a lot of things. If you can accept big superstitions such as religion and extreme economics then it’s easy to accept the little ones. Alan Keyes is anti-vax. Not even the mild “anti” but the full on conspiracy nut.

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May 01 2013

Viera Scheibner’s Quick Points – A Rebuttal

Viera Schiebner at her non-muggle job. I find this woman odious, a genuine harpy. Twisting the misery and suffering of countless children across the world to fit her world view of anti-vaccination and anti-medicine. Her work has recently begun to resurface courtesy of outbreaks of measles across Europe. It’s not sufficient that she misrepresents her …

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Apr 29 2013

An uncomfortable truth – Men don’t like prostate exams

It’s a test that both doctors and patients fear, the dreaded rectal examination. It’s one of those social taboos that we do not understand. Why would anyone want to put their fingers “up there” and what could they possibly tell from that. In women, it can be used to palpate structures much like a vaginal …

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