• 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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Why is Homeopathy Successful?

by Andy L in Ainsworths 224

Just before Christmas, Lia Burkeman and Stephanie Kramer, wrote an article for Urban Times that asked the question, “Homeopathy: Can it be a Success Story?” To start, I would like to agree with the pair that indeed homeopathy is very successful. As a set of ideas, they have been around for [read more...]
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John Wesley and The Origins of the Natural Health Movement

by Andy L in featured 42

Examine the discourse of any alternative medicine and you will encounter a surprisingly homogenous set of themes: that their methods are natural, simple, available to all, and are based on ancient and traditional knowledge. Cures for disease are freely available from nature and we do not need the intermediation of [read more...]

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