Category Archives: quackery

Cures for Ebola! Get your cures here!

bola is a frightening disease, but it isn’t very easy to be infected. It has crossed the pond, but it won’t go very far even with minor outbreaks. There won’t be anything like what’s happening in West Africa because the … Continue reading

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The “Checkout this shit from some guy named Mehmet” Show

Lousy Canuck has a viddy from the “Last Week Tonight” show with John Oliver. It really is worth a watch as Oliver skewers America’s most trusted Doctor, Dr. Oz, for his shameless promotion of diet fads. Much like Congress did … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia is just spiritual messaging, truly

rom Pharyngula we learn from the Journal of Religion and Health the latest in mental health care for those suffering with schizophrenia. The publication is an “international interdisciplinary journal which publishes original peer-reviewed articles that deal with mental and physical … Continue reading

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Sylvia Browne dies, as she foresaw, @ 77

ope. Wrong again Sylvia. In May 2003, the woman with great psychic powers told Larry King she’d join The Great Celestial Bully after her 88th birthday. I’m sure her marks fans will take this miss as a hit by glomming … Continue reading

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A Biblical Cosmological “Clock”

indsight being 20/20, we have the CEO of a multinational corporation making the BuyBull all science-like with another claim of nailing the underlying numerical code, and the Toronto Star yet again publishes credulous palaver as Insight. The feel good Father’s … Continue reading

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Frankie goes to The Vatican

eet the new Pope, same as the old nipple headed bastard. A man who claims to have the ear of, and to speak for, the creator of the universe and yet, so humble in his infallibility. He takes the bus, … Continue reading

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Alberta buys quackery @ $500/vote

estled amongst the initiatives outlined in the 2012 Alberta PC election platform is the following gem – ironally just before the “Eliminate Waste” section: Alternative medicine plays an increasingly important role in preventative health, and needs to be considered in … Continue reading

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Science is over my head, or in it

n the dead tree version of The Star, I ran across this completely credulous piece about acupuncture with a twist – a session performed in a kitchen between the chili and the pork roast. Online it has the title Trusting … Continue reading

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