Welcome to the Quackometer

WHAT IS THE QUACKOMETER ALL ABOUT?

L0031546The quackometer is a project based around the automation of debunking quack medicine on the web. The web is full of pages supporting dubious medical claims and inflated capabilities for cures. The freedom that the web gives us to express our views, entertain and do business also gives quacks a way to make a living by promoting nonsense treatments to unsuspecting people.

Spotting these web sites appears to be easy when you know what to look out for. If it is that easy, can the process be automated? The quackometer project intends to find out.

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RECENT QUACKOMETER BLOG ENTRIES...

Have Homeopaths Reached Peak Stupid?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:23:05 +0000

Remove hot drinks and sharp objects from your immediate vicinity. Across the world, homeopaths today are trying to ‘heal the oceans’. To do so, British homeopath, Grace DaSilva-Hill, has been writing to appeal to other homeopaths to drop some homeopathic…

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Society Warns Homeopaths not to Talk About Ebola.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:33:56 +0000

This blog believes that accredting the Society of Homeopaths was a mistake by the PSA. However, I can accept that some benefits may come of it. One is that the Society now needs to watch very closely its public profile…

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Homeopath Finds a Cure for Ebola: Violin Music

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:16:17 +0000

Peter Chappell has previous form. I wrote in 2007 how he was creating MP3 files that he claimed could treat Malaria and HIV. The Society of Homeopaths held a symposium to discuss his ideas. Chappell now has a new web…

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The Society of Homeopaths Have Achieved PSA Accreditation

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:03:47 +0000

Our health care regulators cannot differentiate between a health care profession and a pseudo-medical cargo cult. The Professional Standards Authority has accredited the Society of Homeopaths as a holder of a approved voluntary register of health-care practitioners. The PSA have…

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Government forced to reveal what they knew about racism and bullying in Steiner Schools

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:12:17 +0000

The British Humanist Association has forced the government to release documents showing what they knew about Steiner Schools before they gave them State Funding. The report shows serious concerns regarding systematic bullying of children by teachers,  serious concerns about the…

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Tredinnick at Glastonbury – Homeopathy and Astrology

Ottolenghi and the Quack HIV Homeopaths in Africa

Lord Saatchi Compares Doctors to Medieval, Barbaric Hanging Judges

Does the Updated Saatchi Bill Pass the Burzynski Test?

Fooling Nature: How the Saatchi Bill Will Harm Medical Innovation