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  • No, the HPV vaccine does not cause promiscuity (296)
    • Nell on Wheels { Stephen H specifically says, “…from a direct personal perspective I have absolutely no interest in my sister (I think the term I seek is blech!),”… } – Dec 22, 12:11 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { First, the desire to be desired is erotic, where actual rape is about abrogating powerWhile I do think that some rapists (anywhere from nearly all… } – Dec 22, 12:05 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { From a moral perspective, I have no problem with, for instance, incest – as long as there is no child from it.Would you care to… } – Dec 22, 11:57 AM
    • David Drummond { Cerebral Narcissist? why can’t we just say megalomaniac like the good old days? } – Dec 22, 10:22 AM
    • David Drummond { beep boop, does not compute. Computers have no personality…… error, error! } – Dec 22, 10:19 AM
  • Homotoxicology (100)
    • Chris { “Incidentally I did a small reading on the rabies deaths in India. You aware of the reason?” That is a joke. If rabid dogs are… } – Dec 22, 11:39 AM
    • Windriven { “Find ways that improve the immune system: the fundamental defense system – in place of destroying it.” We have. It is called vaccination. If you… } – Dec 22, 8:53 AM
    • Iqbal { Chris “Only by producing many children where a large percentage die before age five. Only a very cruel idiotic person should think this as a… } – Dec 22, 4:57 AM
    • Chris { “Humans have lived for centuries with pathogens and survived. ” Only by producing many children where a large percentage die before age five. Only a… } – Dec 22, 1:36 AM
    • Iqbal { JD “Let’s just unfurl all of the medical advances over the past 100 years while we are at it.” There are many good things in… } – Dec 22, 1:26 AM
  • Stem cells versus Gordie Howe’s stroke (8)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Indeed, I had a similar thought – given he is 86, already had dementia, and is an ex-pro-hockey player (which means his body has been… } – Dec 22, 11:33 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Considering Alberta is Canada’s Texas, that would make you Texas Junior Junior. } – Dec 22, 11:26 AM
    • goodnightirene { I get that Mr. Howe is a hockey legend and all, but he is 86, and has dementia–how much improvement can anyone expect? It seems… } – Dec 22, 11:19 AM
    • David Gorski { By “not ready for prime time,” I don’t mean some of them aren’t promising, just that few, if any, have made it to the level… } – Dec 22, 11:18 AM
    • Sean Duggan { You commented that you don’t think that the adult stem cell treatments are “ready for prime time”. That made me a little curious. My understanding… } – Dec 22, 11:07 AM
  • Study of “Acupressure” for Constipation (70)
    • Badly Shaved Monkey { What an attractive image. } – Dec 22, 3:05 AM
    • Chemmomo { Interrobang “that parents seem so gleeful” It’s not glee. It’s laughter as a mental self defense mechanism. My own experience parallels Calli’s. With the first… } – Dec 21, 9:13 PM
    • Chemmomo { “Has SSR stopped watching these threads?” Give him a few days. He tends to post in spurts. } – Dec 21, 9:08 PM
    • simba { I like having SSR around. I felt so included as a newbie when I was all excited about myofascial trigger points and he decided I… } – Dec 21, 8:08 PM
    • Interrobang { That description right there is probably Reason #756 900 that I don’t want kids, and the fact that parents seem so gleeful about it when… } – Dec 21, 3:58 PM
  • Hostility towards scientific consensus: A red flag identifying a crank or quack (221)
    • Jeremy Praay { I’m not sure that really matters. Certainly, there will be cranks out there, and there will occasionally be a small minority opinion that turns out… } – Dec 21, 11:44 PM
    • simba { “I don’t think you have grasped what I have said about CAM being a very different medical sub-culture. You can’t understand it by thinking like… } – Dec 21, 7:53 PM
    • David Gorski { Real medicine is not adopting a higher standard for CAM, it’s asking that the current standards, which have worked very, very well, thank you very… } – Dec 21, 5:40 PM
    • David Gorski { That there is a disparity in our tolerance of unscientific behaviour in our own camp and that within CAM is a fact. I call bullshit… } – Dec 21, 5:37 PM
    • David Gorski { “Such evidence is deservedly not given much weight, not because it belongs to an ill-defined category of evidence called “anecdotal”, but because it is obviously… } – Dec 21, 5:30 PM
  • Reflexology for Babies? (23)
    • K Chang { Did you folks read about those antivaxxers in self-denial, i.e. “concerned parents” launched a campaign against AllState for dropping Rob Schneider as spokesman? } – Dec 21, 10:26 PM
    • kxmoore { When i have visitors i like to take them to Chinatown for reflexology. It’s perfect after a day of scampering to the sights in NYC…. } – Dec 21, 1:16 PM
    • simba { I had that issue when I was using CAM. “Ah yes I feel much better now.” Or if you weren’t better, and were so much… } – Dec 20, 10:35 PM
    • Windriven { Thank you. And yes, when I wrote that, I thought the same thing: we need a poster! } – Dec 20, 10:29 PM
    • simba { Done! Now I want an ‘Auntie Jann NEEDS YOU!’ poster. } – Dec 20, 8:48 PM
  • Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense? (677)
    • Harriet Hall { “Who does Harriet Hill work for?” 1. You got her name wrong. It’s Harriet Hall. 2. Why would it matter who she works for? 3…. } – Dec 21, 12:03 PM
    • Chris { http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/editorial-staff/harriet-hall-md-associate-editor/ } – Dec 21, 10:55 AM
    • Stella { Who does Harriet Hill work for? } – Dec 21, 1:56 AM
  • Stroke Death from Chiropractic Neck Manipulation (294)
    • Windriven { “Yet another Chiropractic witch hunt.” A witch hunt? How does a careful examination of a serious event associated with a particular chiropractic maneuver deserve to… } – Dec 21, 10:24 AM
    • ATurner { Yet another Chiropractic witch hunt. For those saying it isn’t science based haven’t done much research. There are certain things. Chiropractor is great and certain… } – Dec 21, 8:09 AM
  • Communicating Health Science News (34)
    • Windriven { “…or was he just copy and pasting the press release?” In which case, shame on the writer at Science Daily. } – Dec 21, 8:31 AM
    • Earthman { “Shame on the writer at Science Daily.” …or was he just copy and pasting the press release? } – Dec 21, 8:00 AM
    • simba { How many people who read, use, cite etc. a study actually just get as far as the abstract, I wonder? } – Dec 20, 8:51 PM
    • Moose { I read a lot of research related to obesity and/or diabetes (especially type 2 diabetes), two areas where the mass population’s belief is far different… } – Dec 20, 12:51 PM
    • brewandferment { my degree was in engineering and it was mostly the upper level classes that got engaged profs like you. A lot of my lower division… } – Dec 19, 4:42 PM
  • Pesticides: Just How Bad Are They? (226)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { A recent publication strengthens previous evidence associating gestational pesticide exposure with the outcome of ASD or DD. “Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Prenatal Residential Proximity to Agricultural… } – Dec 18, 3:26 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Again, no, people are demonizing pesticides used in a/h/c because they have documented effects on human health and longevity.You really think the average person on… } – Dec 18, 3:11 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { No, people are complaining about synthetic pesticides because of the scientific findings relating them to health issues and negative effects.And people aren’t concerned about plant-produced… } – Dec 18, 2:57 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Hmmm. Do you have any evidence that establishes typical concentrations of plant pesticides in adult humans, fetuses, newborns, etc? Also, do you have any evidence… } – Dec 18, 2:43 PM
    • Harriet Hall { “Could you provide a citation(s) that supports your contention that agricultural/home/commercial pesticides constitute less than a hundredth of a percentage of pesticides we ingest?” I… } – Dec 18, 1:55 PM
  • Risks of CAM Treatments for Cancer (98)
    • MadisonMD { What is wrong with herbs? It is like taking cold meds … just a pacifier and comfy medicine. Do you think it is OK to… } – Dec 18, 12:45 AM
    • Windriven { None of that makes a lick of sense. Who is doing arthroplasties for “treatable pain”? Who is handing out opiates like vitamin pills? Are you… } – Dec 17, 10:54 PM
    • Windriven { I don’t tell anyone what they can and can’t take. I might tell them they’re wasting their money and potentially damaging their health. But far… } – Dec 17, 10:48 PM
    • Windriven { You’re an ass, Steve. Just saying stuff like that is meaningless. You really need to learn a bit about science, the scientific method, logic, and… } – Dec 17, 10:46 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { This is a “free” country, who are you to tell others what they can and can’t take. What is wrong with herbs? It is like… } – Dec 17, 6:50 PM
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