• scepticism

    Scepticism and The Social Ubiquity of Magical Thinking

    An essential read for any sceptic is the early 19th Century classic, The Golden Bough by Cambridge Scholar Sir James Fraser. Fraser set out to catalogue, describe and categorise the various forms of magic and religion around the world. It is a dense and rich book full of all sorts of traditions, beliefs, rituals and rites. The book sets out the principles of Sympathetic Magic early on. Sympathetic Magic is at the core of superstitious thinking. It arises from the belief that there are ‘actions at a distance’ and ‘invisible connections’ between things in this world. One thing can act [read more...]
  • Sex and Gender

    The Two World-Views of Puberty Blockers.

    A Judicial Review is being brought in England by ex-patient Kiera Bell against the NHS Tavistock Gender clinic. At dispute is whether or not children can consent to the life-changing effects of taking puberty blockers [read more...]
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The British Chiropractic Association Humiliated.

by Andy Lewis in chiropractic 17

People who work in public healthcare, or are involved with the promotion of health practitioners or techniques, do not have an absolute right to a reputation. It is most important that the claims, behaviours and results achieved are subject to the highest levels of public scrutiny. It is only in [read more...]
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Have Homeopaths Reached Peak Stupid?

by Andy Lewis in featured 243

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 remedies into the sea. She tells homeopaths that those not close [read more...]

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