• Sex and Gender

    Brighton Sceptics and the Reece’s Pieces

    from the twitter thread. Let me tell you about “Reece’s Pieces”. Sorry to say that despite selling out immediately, this event has now been cancelled. The organiser offered all kinds of compromises—a trans voice on the panel, a separate rebuttal event, even a statement disassociating the Skeptic Society from our views—but it wasn’t enough. pic.twitter.com/m9FOWulcKn— Helen Lewis (@helenlewis) November 22, 2023 So, Brighton Skeptics were to hold a talk in January between Hannah Barnes and Helen Lewis. Barnes was the journalist who wrote a book exposing the debacle of the Tavistock gender clinic and how it was desperately failing vulnerable [read more...]
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A Simple Challenge to Homeopaths

by Andy L in featured 288

Homeopaths are feeling under threat at the moment and are scrambling around wondering what to do about it. I think there are a number of things they could do: most importantly, they should better manage their own business by showing that they respect the boundaries of what they can reasonably [read more...]
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The Futility of Finding Physical Explanations for Homeopathy

by Andy L in featured 52

From the very first decades of homeopathy’s existence in the early 19th Century, mainstream scientists have dismissed its claims for one simple reason: the extremely dilute nature of the remedies. As Oliver Wendell Holmes remarked in 1842 “So much ridicule has been thrown upon the pretended powers of the minute [read more...]

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