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Category Archive: Quacks

Apr 28 2013

How to Scaremonger

The difference between anti-vax and vax is just which side we are scared off. 

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Apr 24 2013

Faith Healing and Never Learning

When you believe in something religiously, you are considered to have “faith”. I spoke about it earlier, the difference between a delusion and religion is merely what we believe in. A god due to it’s wide acceptance is considered “normal” rather than weird. The problem with a delusion is that evidence against the delusion is …

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Feb 11 2013

Not the Ducks! – Oculus Reparo

I once asked readers what the most common genetic disorder is. A few got it right (Myopia) but you wouldn’t think there was any sort of quackery associated with glasses would you? After all glasses work. You would be wrong. A new study states that injuries related to wearing glasses could have sent as many …

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Feb 03 2013

Not the Ducks! – India.com and Cancer Quackery

There exists a massive problem in India and that is the notion of western medicine. There is medicine and there is quackery. Vaccination is an eastern form of medicine but it is still used because it works. Medicine is EVERYTHING that works and is proven to work scientifically. Everything that doesn’t work is quackery. Flogging …

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Nov 12 2012

It’s Not Harmless

We keep thinking that quackery and medicine can co-exist. Complementary medicine and alternative medicine is a big business, preying on the lack of understanding about medicine, the fears about medical science and the apparent validation of quackery as a legitimate business. We don’t treat “quacks” as quacks. We treat them as doctors. We call their …

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Aug 18 2012

Medical School

Have you ever wondered what doctor’s learn in medical school? It’s fascinating what people think medical school is like. It’s either a serious place where we all do work or filled with drunken party animal medical students… It’s a bit of both really. However the one that got me laughing was this. Two of the …

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Jul 22 2012

Of Ducks and Pigs

One of the rising trends in medicine is the concept of integrative medicine. The idea behind this is the combination of Western, Eastern Traditional Medicine and other Traditional Medicine practices into a single cohesive practice. Actual medicine is combined with yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and a variety of other practices in order to treat the …

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Jun 30 2012

An Offer You Cannot Refuse

I found myself asking the question. Why disprove anti-vax nonsense? Well it’s because anti-vax are horrible luddites who aggressively campaign. You cannot get into a discussion with them without either them calling you something like “sheep” or them failing basic biology. Debate does not solve the problem because science doesn’t function by debate. I could …

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Feb 03 2012

Clearly you are a moron if you think medicine works anything like this.

Some people have some very strange ideas on what we do in the medical field. It’s quite strange that people explicitly spread such utter bullshit and indeed believe such nonsense. I write this article in response to an anti-vaccine comment that medicine is close minded because it matches these ideas. And I figured I should break …

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Nov 12 2011

Myths versus the Truth of Homeopathy

Now listen very carefully Avicenna!When you click the pen three times in a row,it will break and you will have to go get a new one. Apparently we in the medical industry are heavily paid (yeah right) by Big Pharma to spread a disinformation campaign about homeopathy. And apparently the secret to everlasting life is …

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