One of the strangest types of quackery I have been subject to are the rants from people about the deadly “Big Ophthalmology” and how it ruins your eyes.
Tag Archive: Not the Ducks!
May 04 2013
May 01 2013
This one’s from Jake Fern, an anti-vax advocate.
Apr 19 2013
Katelyn Campbell was the vice president of the Student Body at George Washington High School. Pam Stenzel is a Christian agony aunt type lady who gives out really bad sexual health advice and is an advocate of “Abstinence only Education” which to me is like “Endeavour to not Got Sick” as a method of disease …
Apr 14 2013
Carolyn Flannery’s article on vaccines up on Age of Autism is the strawmanniest of strawman arguments with regards to vaccines. And look! She’s got it laid out in a list! Without faffing about, lets dig in to Eleven Vaccine Myths No One Will Say to Our Face.
Apr 08 2013
A Gallon? Really! Apparently nowadays I am a big pharma dog, simply for the belief that real medicine is superior to homeopathy. Big pharma has not got me anything bigger than a really shitty disposable ball point pen. Apparently I have skipped out on the going rate for big pharma hand outs and opted to …
Mar 13 2013
I am always amused by the rants of Jagganath Chaterjee. Consider him to be the Gish of the Anti-Vax movement. A producer of long, rambling and pointless posts. However this time he was awfully succinct and provided us with a short list of what he thinks is wrong with vaccination.
Mar 12 2013
If you haven’t read The Age’s take on alternative medicine, you should totally do so. It is absolutely terrifying that Alt. Med has gone after people who have cancer with promises of a “natural” cure. It has invariably killed people with the placebo effect. And the fact that Australian Chiropractors have their yearly training with …
Mar 03 2013
One of the hardest things to do in Indian while being a Skeptical Doctor is dealing with your “fellow doctors“. Yes, the Indian government gives fairly large amounts of money (Roughly 200 million dollars) to people who are effectively quacks. And the worst bit is Indians believe whole heartedly in native “medicine“. From traditional bone …
Mar 01 2013
In the UK, when you decide to expand your basic medical qualification into a speciality, you pretty much have to join one of the various “colleges” of magic. I mean Medicine. Many of these are tried and tested fields with long histories. The Royal Colleges of Radiology, Surgery, Anasthesia, Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology… You get the …