Iran Fooled by Fake Coronavirus Detector

April 15, 2020 4

Reports are emerging of a new device developed by the Iran Revolutionary Guard that can detect coronavirus “within a radius of about 100 meters”. Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, has demonstrated the handheld gun-like device with a long arial, and how it contained a ‘polarised virus’ that could ‘create a magnetic field [that] will point towards coronavirus anywhere within a radius [read more…]

Tribal Scepticism

January 3, 2020 21

So, Rebecca Watson of @skepchicks has produced a video calling JK Rowling a ‘bigoted fuckface’. She comes to this conclusion because the Harry Potter author defended Maya Forstater after Maya lost an employment tribunal over her beliefs that sex is binary and immutable. [read more…]

Steiner Free Schools Transferring to Hindu Academy Trust

June 20, 2019 13

You will recall that the government in the UK has ordered emergency inspections into all UK Steiner Schools, whether they are private schools, Academies or Free Schools. This was prompted by appalling safeguarding failures at a number of these schools which suggest a common pattern inherent within the Steiner system. Three of Michael Gove’s new Free Steiner Schools (Frome, Exeter and Bristol) have been deemed to be unable to correct [read more…]

Steiner Academy Exeter is an “Inadequate School”.

November 16, 2018 18

Ofsted have published their inspection report into Gove’s Steiner Academy Exeter and it is about as damning as you can get. “Leadership is dysfunctional at every level in the school.” “Leaders have failed to ensure the safety and well-being of pupils.” “Governors have failed in their duty of care towards both adults and pupils. ” “Teaching is inadequate. Staff do not consider progress in mathematics, reading and writing to be [read more…]

TOTALLY WITHOUT MERIT

March 29, 2018 0

It is now three years since I had to defend myself for five days in the High Court with Melanie Byng against a series of claims that we had defamed Angel Garden and Steve Paris. We were sued over a blog post I wrote, a handful of tweets and Melanie retweeting a tweet from Maria MacLachlan. The High Court found completely in our favour and dismissed all the claims. Defending your self in a [read more…]

Cancer Quack Colleen Huber Sues Britt Hermes for Libel

January 18, 2018 9

Cancer quackery is about as low as you can go. Telling people you can cure cancer with baking powder and vitamin C is irresponsible, unethical and lethal. But these are staple claims of the Naturopathic health care trade. In the UK, naturopathy is not a prominent mode of alternative medicine, but in the United States, students can spend tens of thousands of dollars being told they are getting meaningful medical [read more…]

Animal Acupuncture is Animal Cruelty

September 22, 2017 29

This morning, the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, tweeted that it was ‘nurturing their precious penguins’ by giving them a range of quack treatments including ‘laser therapy, acupuncture and magnetic pulses’. The linked article explains, Teddy [a rescued rock hopper penguin with arthritis] has also undergone an operation on his right foot, had pulse magnetic therapy and receives medical attention on a regular basis. Quite what this ‘medical attention’ [read more…]

The Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley’s Fight For Existence

September 5, 2017 100

The Telegraph reports in an ‘exclusive’ that Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley (RSSKS) has been ordered to close by the government. Six weeks ago, I reported on how the School had received a series of terrible inspection reports that resulted in the school being unable to take on new pupils. The Secretary of State for Education has now issued a notice for the school to be deregistered and closed. The [read more…]

Homeopaths’ Paranoia Reaches New High

August 14, 2017 44

Bristol CCG are one of the few remaining NHS commissioning services in England that still fund homeopaths. They are considering decommissioning the provisioning of homeopathy, mostly though a private company run by a homeopathic doctor in Bristol. This service is the last sad remnant of what was once a dedicated NHS homeopathy hospital in Bristol. The local NHS is seeking your views on whether public money should be spent on this [read more…]

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