Netcetera are Recreant Milquetoasts and Poltroons. Positive Internet Stand Tall.

February 23, 2008 19

So, the Quackometer has been up and running for 24 hours now and most systems have been restored. A bit more to go though. For the technically inclined, this has involved a move from cuddly cotton wool children’s Microsoft servers to grown up, open source, Apache/Unix servers where a missed semi-colon can kill faster than a homeopath dishing out malaria pills. It’s been a bit of a bother, but I [read more…]

Joseph and Andrew Obi: International Men of Mystery

January 24, 2008 35

So, another vague and preposterous legal threat and my web hosts have caved like bullied ginger children. Pages have been taken down and then immediately duplicated to over 30 (at last count) web sites all over the world. The web tends to react like that. This situation will not last. The Society of Homeopaths did not get away with it and nor will more minor bullies. To be told to [read more…]

More Threats to the Quackometer

January 22, 2008 24

Another page or two goes missing. You can read more about this here: I’m not sure that’s ethical and here:Legal threats and extortion to suppress the truth Orac is on the case. Bless him. The BadScience Forum has more details and discussion as does the Randi Forum A few more people looking at the issues raised by this: Science and ProgressRich Speaks…No Nonsense!Ambri–guousThinking is DangerousRich ScopieBrain DuckSoberishSkepticoA day at the [read more…]

Ethical Quackery, the Monarchy and Kate Moss

October 12, 2006 12

No, this is not about our Defender of Quackery, our Quack-in-Chief His Royal Quackiness, Prince Charles, but about the Distinguished Provost of the Royal College of Alternative Medicine, Professor Joseph Chikelue Obi. And yes, it is just a rather lame story written solely to get a picture of Kate on my blog. I’ve written a rather lazy blog on the distinguished professor before that was just a bit of a [read more…]

Right Royal College of Pompous Quackery – Dublin

September 28, 2006 7

I had to share this with you. Following on from my recent Quack Word ‘Doctor’ blog, I came across the Royal College of Alternative Medicine (RCAM) , a Dublin based – well, I’m not sure quite what it is… What caught my eye was just the shameless aggrandisement of the site. It is quite hilarious, if not a little repetitive at times. Calling yourself ‘Doctor’ is somewhat pompous when all [read more…]