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  • The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes to Michigan (87)
    • simba { Projection at its finest. But yeah, the person who has absolutely no evidence to support their ideas and is frantically attempting to sling insults at… } – Jul 30, 11:08 AM
    • simple-touriste { “Vaccines for influenza, HPV, and hepatitis B are not quackery” => “Worried about smallpox lately?” You have nothing, don’t you? } – Jul 30, 11:05 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Patients aren’t stupid, and I’m only enlightened to my inability to grasp complex topics. People think that their basic understanding of topics means they can… } – Jul 30, 10:00 AM
    • KayMarie { The FDA is in that situation where if you slow the process of approval down way too much you do risk having people who could… } – Jul 30, 9:50 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I love it when Libertarians come to play. It’s the very embodiment of Dunning-Kruger distilled into a political philosophy. The website you link to embodies… } – Jul 30, 9:34 AM
  • Drinkable Sunscreen Snakeoil (15)
    • MTDoc { An excellent link on water scams is www.chem1.com. The blog is written by Steve Lower, a real biochemist, and in the true tradition of science…. } – Jul 30, 11:06 AM
    • simba { The Daily Mail succeeded in their reporting. They got a ‘story’ out of it. It is completely irrelevant to them whether or not it is… } – Jul 30, 11:05 AM
    • tmac57 { No,no no! You’ve gotten it all wrong. Here’s what you do: 1.Determine the frequency that a disease occurs in a population,say 1 in a thousand… } – Jul 30, 11:05 AM
    • Windriven { It is where I live too. It was the first frequency that popped into my mind. } – Jul 30, 10:38 AM
    • Earthman { Do not ever believe anything published in the Daily Mail. They see an opportunity to show a cute lady in a bikini – they think… } – Jul 30, 10:36 AM
  • Why People Continue to use SCAMs (214)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Our species survived very well for a very long time as hunter-gatherers. There was a high infant death rate, but that is true of most… } – Jul 30, 11:05 AM
    • whoa { Did nature personally tell you that? } – Jul 30, 11:05 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The brain evolved over extremely long periods of time and is optimized for survival and social relationships. Most of what it does is extremely fast… } – Jul 30, 10:59 AM
    • simba { Read the article I linked to above- while those people were feeling better, they were being deprived of oxygen and were damaging their lungs. Take… } – Jul 30, 10:48 AM
    • Andrés { Dr. Pavlov said: Otherwise you wouldn’t be continuing to conflate Vit C in critically ill septic patients with Vit C for people with the sniffles…. } – Jul 30, 10:48 AM
  • A Misguided Apology (55)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Stan, there exist enough independent, long-term and multi-generational feeding studies to undertake multiple meta-analyses of the topic at hand. So – industry-sponsored studies show no… } – Jul 30, 10:35 AM
    • Chris { The sun has returned to our typically soggy part of the world. Let him have some fun in the sun. He deserves it! } – Jul 30, 12:04 AM
    • Chris { He is this dude. Apparently a marketing guy who thinks he knows science. Except most of the time it is stuff he just makes up… } – Jul 29, 11:59 PM
    • Chris { “I have no argument that science isn’t useful, but it’s not infallible, and scientists are fooled all the time. ” Well it beats making it… } – Jul 29, 11:55 PM
    • n brownlee { Or grass. } – Jul 29, 9:11 PM
  • Rope Worms: C’est la Merde (348)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Oh snap! } – Jul 30, 10:13 AM
    • KayMarie { Wow, rather than being horrified that some guy instead of doing 10 days of antibiotics did coffee enemas to the point he has damaged his… } – Jul 30, 7:25 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { I do believe that Vlad is getting his medical and science knowledge from Southpark. Specifically episode #75, How to Eat with Your Butt. Vlad, Southpark… } – Jul 29, 6:07 PM
    • Harriet Hall { Ha ha! Poor Vladimir doesn’t even know that there are no villi in the colon, only in the small intestine. And he doesn’t know about… } – Jul 29, 6:02 PM
    • MadisonMD { it will eat from the rear if this is how you feed it Brilliant. And you sh!t through the mouth? Enjoy your coffee and donut… } – Jul 29, 5:15 PM
  • How “they” view “us” revisited: Mike Adams goes off the deep end (71)
    • Andrés { Dr. Pavlov said: Well, you said it Andres. Yes, you are too dumb to realize that we aren’t talking about a poll – we are… } – Jul 30, 10:09 AM
    • n brownlee { Oh, all admiration here, me and my lowly undergraduate ag/hort degrees. What a splendid field. I wish I weren’t too damned old to start over. } – Jul 30, 9:56 AM
    • n brownlee { It’s just a novelty plant- you used to see the ads in gardening magazines, right alongside the “hundreds of tomatoes from one plant!” ads. The… } – Jul 30, 9:47 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I wasn’t aware of anyone believing in an static climate.Andres, you’re a douche, and yes, you’re pedantic – that’s part of why you are a… } – Jul 30, 9:36 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I totally acknowledge that we’ve been eating GMO in the broad sense of the term for thousands of years, but I also can appreciate the… } – Jul 30, 9:23 AM
  • Dr. Frank Arguello’s “atavistic oncology”: Another dubious cancer therapy to be avoided (59)
    • Calli Arcale { Vivsepulture for cancer…. I dunno. I’ll let Mr Poe speak a little: “There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are… } – Jul 29, 10:01 PM
    • Derek Freyberg { There are two types of numbers there: numbers that start with 60/ and numbers that start with ER and end with US. The 60/xxx,xxx numbers… } – Jul 29, 9:21 PM
    • Chris Hickie { I’m in ripoffreport because someone thought I’d reported them to Child Protective Services. It would have been funny except for the threat of violence against… } – Jul 29, 8:57 PM
    • Frederick { Did the Sith Lords cloned Burzynski or what? Burzinsky even look more “real” than this guy ( I’m NOT saying Burzinsky is not bad). When… } – Jul 29, 6:08 PM
    • Calli Arcale { In addition to the great stuff others have given already, I’d like to add a quick reference to my favorite webcomic. If you find someone… } – Jul 29, 4:49 PM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 1: Science versus the politics of weed in New York and beyond (210)
    • Windriven { “*Protip: If anyone calls any drug a “miracle“, then they are either ignorant or not fully honest.” Miracles imply divine intervention. I haven’t seen any… } – Jul 29, 9:48 PM
    • MadisonMD { It IS a miracle drug, when you get the correct ratios and dosage, of course. If the research isn’t done because it is illegal to… } – Jul 29, 3:14 PM
    • Jessica Collins { Exactly. Decriminalization does NOTHING to stem the violent black market that is flourishing because of cannabis prohibition. It also doesn’t help people who want to… } – Jul 29, 3:11 PM
    • AdamG { It IS a miracle drug, when you get the correct ratios and dosage, of course. You don’t actually know this though. All you have is… } – Jul 29, 3:10 PM
    • Jessica Collins { http://faceofcannabis.wordpress.com/ Cannabis is doing WONDERS for children with neurological issues. When will the science catch up with common sense? When we get politics OUT. https://www.facebook.com/groups/416702921703509/… } – Jul 29, 3:08 PM
  • Another Lawsuit To Suppress Legitimate Criticism – This Time SBM (145)
    • Peter S { Not under the American system, unless the defendant can convince the judge the suit was brought in bad faith and — a very high hurdle. } – Jul 29, 2:49 PM
    • Stefano G Jorge { Done ! } – Jul 29, 2:21 PM
    • Kevin { I don’t get this asking for money stuff, can you not just win, then recover costs from the guy bringing the suit? it’s a pretty… } – Jul 29, 1:29 PM
    • Peter Jones { Dr. Edward Tobinick back in 1998. Do you recognise a certain pattern! http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2457&dat=19980821&id=5QxbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SU4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=1293,1667433 The Los Angeles Times 1998 America’s ‘hairest man’ collects prize: surgery Extracts… } – Jul 28, 8:21 PM
  • Food fights in the courtroom (127)
    • Greg { Most people in this country have simply never learned how, and they don’t think they should have to. The irony is that if you ask… } – Jul 29, 12:57 PM
    • simba { And organic produce, don’t forget that. ‘Pesticides and fertilizers were used to grow this product’ } – Jul 29, 12:48 PM
    • Greg { If they’re going to label GMO products as such, they should also be labelling conventional produce and products made from conventional produce with pesticide warnings. } – Jul 29, 12:41 PM
    • Roadstergal { Ah, the “May cause cancer in California” labels. The only good thing about them is that they’re so omnipresent that they’re practically invisible. As I… } – Jul 28, 4:39 PM
    • El Jefe { Look! It’s chemical free! http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3324 } – Jul 28, 12:27 PM
  • Beware The P-Value (176)
    • StatGuy { True, I should have been more specific. I don’t think there is any logical basis for having a ‘standard’ p-value cut-off which is broadly (and… } – Jul 28, 11:18 AM
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