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  • Privileged Antivaxxers (41)
    • stanmrak { Unfortunately, honest scientists have to work for someone higher up. I’m not pointing the finger at them, but their masters. What is done with their… } – Sep 17, 3:44 PM
    • stanmrak { Stick to the point, William. I’ll be the first to point out that there’s corruption everywhere – i don’t pretend like some that it doesn’t…. } – Sep 17, 3:41 PM
    • Kenzie { I’ve been having a discussion with a friend for several months, trying to poke holes in his belief that vaccines are evil. Most of the… } – Sep 17, 3:37 PM
    • stanmrak { Did you watch the Daily Show segment? } – Sep 17, 3:36 PM
    • downpak { Dr. Novella says, “treatments based on rigorous science are the best option for everyone.” The fact of the matter is that there are NO scientific… } – Sep 17, 3:34 PM
  • The Reality of Ancient Wisdom: Acupuncture and TCM Weren’t So Great (332)
    • Windriven { Hey Fred – Take the Windriven challenge. You name the 10 most important medical conditions that chiropractic has conquered thereby transforming the human condition. Then… } – Sep 17, 3:36 PM
    • Jopari { Are they even succeeding in realizing their own flaws? } – Sep 17, 2:15 PM
    • AJB { Although there are some forms of quackery that have stood the test of time and can be considered the pillars of modern quackology, minds unburdened… } – Sep 17, 1:17 PM
    • Jopari { We actually do have a former chiropracter and a chiropractor on the site who have written posts on chiropractices malpractice. Before you even argue about… } – Sep 17, 12:46 PM
    • Windriven { And isn’t it fabulous that science recognizes its problems and continuously works to improve? Which bit of quackery does that? } – Sep 17, 12:34 PM
  • Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids! (513)
    • Ima Skeptic { Fraudulent science. Good job. Keep peddling that rat poison that you can’t prove a need for. If people wanted systemic fluoride fluoride, all they needed… } – Sep 17, 3:08 PM
    • Jopari { *Yawn* Dose makes the poison, at that dose it isn’t rat poison, in water it’s just flouride ions. But none of that has been taken… } – Sep 17, 2:55 PM
    • Jopari { The flourosilicic acid is recycled into the water, it doesn’t exist in the water as an acid. Currently, flouridation of the water supply not only… } – Sep 17, 2:52 PM
    • Ima Skeptic { It’s nothing but a fluoridation scam. Good work, guys. Keep peddling that rat poison. } – Sep 17, 2:39 PM
    • Jopari { Thank you, all you proved was that flouride OVERDOSE is bad for the cow’s health. Let’s see the cause shall we? ” An aluminum plant… } – Sep 17, 2:36 PM
  • Did a high ranking whistleblower really reveal that the CDC covered up proof that vaccines cause autism in African-American boys? (1185)
    • Jopari { Please state how adjucvants are an issue, if you go on about thimerasol again, please provide fresh, persuasive(by logic), evidence. The hexavaccine itself is not… } – Sep 17, 1:15 PM
    • Jan { I too am university educated and I will never have my child “vaccinated”. Vaccination is an antiquated Victorian attempt to solve a problem. Medical establishment… } – Sep 17, 9:56 AM
  • Legislating Ignorance (252)
    • AJB { In grumpy’s defense, I don’t think he is saying he chooses to like science when he agrees with it and ignore when he doesn’t, but… } – Sep 17, 1:00 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’m going to echo this – I’m assuming there is some research or press discussion on the topic, but I would be very happy if… } – Sep 17, 12:38 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I strongly support science-based medicine and your battle against quackery, but I think you are way off base here. If my doctor asked me these… } – Sep 17, 12:33 PM
    • MadisonMD { I think the questioning is likely to be something like this: Pediatrician: Do you buckle your child into a car seat? Parent: Yes. Pediatrician: Do… } – Sep 17, 11:54 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { @grumpy: The line of questioning is motivated by the fact that guns are designed to injure and kill people, that children are children and can… } – Sep 17, 10:06 AM
  • Medicine past, present, and future: Star Trek versus Dr. Kildare and The Knick (54)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { My last reading on the topic was that they were staving off colony collapse by breeding in new lines from Europe…producing its own problems as… } – Sep 17, 12:21 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You can’t really accuse the fluoride and vaccination threads of being threadjacked though, they’re merely being tediously prolonged by liars and the ignorant. And no… } – Sep 17, 12:19 PM
    • Jopari { It seems to be doing just that now, or maybe it’s just a lull in the flow. Another topic that doesn’t die easy is vaccination,… } – Sep 17, 1:05 AM
    • brewandferment { and apparently neither do fluoride threads… } – Sep 16, 6:58 PM
    • Petticoat Philosopher { Yeah, I love Star Trek, but I always found McCoy kind of an obnoxious hothead exactly because of scenes like this. I remember watching that… } – Sep 16, 6:23 PM
  • Ketogenic diet does not “beat chemo for almost all cancers” (300)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Speaking as a non-cancer-survivor, I am still offended by the idea that people with cancer could have prevented it if they were only as smart… } – Sep 17, 11:12 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I believe the study I posted above by Dr. Fine actually showed a ketogenic diet was actually useful in his small study. Are you really… } – Sep 17, 10:48 AM
    • Nell on Wheels { Just the fact that you’ve got cancer means you’ve probably spent years and years abusing (probably unknowingly) your body by scarfing down a lot of… } – Sep 17, 10:42 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I actually don’t know who makes the call on what studies get funded at the NIH but I do know that other boards responsible for… } – Sep 17, 10:21 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Does it really make sense to you to dismiss something before the research can even be done?Sometimes, yes. We can dismiss Robert O. Young’s ideas… } – Sep 17, 10:03 AM
  • The Human Mold: Another Example of Self-Deception (60)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I like to ride my chem while looking in the mirror. } – Sep 17, 9:52 AM
    • Artur Król { For accuracy’s sake, I should point out that Shapiro’s “inspiration during a walk” is pure cover story. In fact, the basis for EMDR came from… } – Sep 17, 9:32 AM
    • Chris Hickie { That cheezy photoshop cover is a 17 week fetus, which should be about 5 inches in size, not the ~ 12 inches as drawn. That… } – Sep 17, 9:19 AM
    • Bryan { Lytrigian, nitrous oxide can produce megaloblastic anemia in a hurry, which would be quite tiring. See for instance: L. Barbosa et al, Acute megaloblastic anemia… } – Sep 17, 7:49 AM
    • Kathy { The beauty is that he actually, right-out, says it. Lots of folks think it but don’t state it in your face like that {sigh}. } – Sep 17, 3:55 AM
  • The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, 2014 edition (71)
    • MadisonMD { I find Brett Snodgrass, MD rather creepy. Everytime he posts, I see dead people. } – Sep 16, 11:01 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Burzynski is a bad, greedy, unethical asshole. You shouldn’t be defending him in any way, shape or form. His ideas are terrible, they are not… } – Sep 16, 11:16 AM
  • Only two months until Skepticon (13)
    • mouse { “Carriers” – Ahhh, I had not heard that one. } – Sep 16, 9:45 PM
    • Windriven { Hah! You always have a good attitude. Almost always ;-) } – Sep 16, 8:45 PM
    • Windriven { @mouse “Hope I didn’t offend.” I am all but unoffendable when barbs are aimed my way, especially when they are intended in good humor. He… } – Sep 16, 8:44 PM
    • mouse { Also, I don’t really have a good attitude either. } – Sep 16, 8:18 PM
    • mouse { @Windriven – Clearly your health indicated you have a perfectly balance attitude! I WAS pinging on you just a bit, though. I kinda can’t help… } – Sep 16, 8:06 PM
  • Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years (83)
    • Skeptiquette { I read an interesting paper the other day that relates well to this topic, as well as some comments by DM. Here is the reference:… } – Sep 16, 4:39 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { There can be no science based medicine as long as a human element is involved, as the latest cover up story in the vaccine industry… } – Sep 16, 1:46 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yes, and there are good reasons for these figures. The US has a systematic screening process to look for autism, even mild or high-functioning cases,… } – Sep 16, 1:35 PM
    • Jopari { There are articles on this you may want to read… Just type African+American+Whistleblower into the search box in the upper right corner. Don’t forget the… } – Sep 16, 1:32 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The US also has an intensive network to seek out autism and deliver state-supported treatment for it. In other words – the rates are probably… } – Sep 16, 1:12 PM
  • Lemons and Lyme: Bogus tests and dangerous treatments of the Lyme-literati (149)
    • hashilady { I have not been sick for years. A couple of months ago I had sudden severe symptoms begin. I am being diagnosed with Lyme based… } – Sep 16, 2:43 PM
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