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  • Upper Neck Manipulation: Caveats for Patients and Providers (1)
    • PTJason { Awesome awesome post! I’m a PT and always advise against upper cervical manipulations and get informed consent for any upper cervical treatment. Just yesterday I… } – Jul 31, 11:29 AM
  • Drinkable Sunscreen Snakeoil (43)
    • Bruce { If you have one molecule left in there is that called a Quantum of Solace? } – Jul 31, 11:26 AM
    • EBMOD { Only possible if its a quantum vacuum. } – Jul 31, 11:10 AM
    • EBMOD { I see absolutely no reason why building one could possibly be a bad idea. Do it. } – Jul 31, 11:09 AM
    • n brownlee { “I did talk to some many years back, and the level of thought was just soooooo shallow. Nice people, not deep thinkers.” Yes. I grew… } – Jul 31, 10:37 AM
    • Calli Arcale { “Wait a while, and lack of sun will be found to be a contributor to various disorders. Dramatic departures from the habits humanity has lived… } – Jul 31, 10:35 AM
  • How “they” view “us” revisited: Mike Adams goes off the deep end (97)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { His other favorite tactic, never, ever acknolwedging that he was grossly, categorically wrong about something he claims expertise in. Like, comically misunderstanding the material and… } – Jul 31, 11:24 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I like to make my own ice cream, but I’m always happy to accept cash. For some reason the filthy lucre of Pharmabucks keep getting… } – Jul 31, 11:08 AM
    • rork { I’ll try to explain what I think is happening in people’s minds when they wrongly complain about sample size or noise. Option one is they… } – Jul 31, 9:56 AM
    • rork { Complaints about sample size and rat strain are about statistical power in hypothesis tests I think – and many critics of Seralini have been guilty… } – Jul 31, 9:35 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { The bare minimum in order to some hypothesis generating activity to be considered Science is to it producing predictions doing its hypothesis falsifiable à la… } – Jul 31, 8:22 AM
  • A Misguided Apology (64)
    • goodnightirene { I would give a lot to return permanently to your “soggy” part of the world. I hope WD has his sunscreen handy if he’s playing… } – Jul 31, 11:16 AM
    • Calli Arcale { And that, I feel, is an entirely sensible reason to be against Premarin. Arguing that it’s less natural than phytoestrogens, though, is frankly nuts. It’s… } – Jul 31, 10:42 AM
    • Beth { Premarin = PREgnant MARe urINe. As per http://labeling.pfizer.com/showlabeling.aspx?id=131 “PREMARIN® (conjugated estrogens tablets, USP) for oral administration contains a mixture of conjugated estrogens obtained exclusively from… } – Jul 30, 11:55 PM
    • simba { Open-skull Indian Head Massage. Safe and totally effective*! *In patients who follow an entirely organic, all-whole grain, no grains, vegan, fruitarian, no-fruit diet, are not… } – Jul 30, 2:27 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { A good rule of thumb is, any website with truth in the url, any user with truth as part of their name, can be safely… } – Jul 30, 2:06 PM
  • Why People Continue to use SCAMs (278)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { No, I think whoa has drank the kool-aid and come to embrace iconoclasm to such a degree that his/her identity is now defined by it…. } – Jul 31, 11:04 AM
    • Peter S { So you don’t think this is the one true cause of ALL ailments? Then you must believe root canal cavitations are the one true cause,… } – Jul 31, 10:49 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The amazing thing to me is that they consider health to be so fragile. I mean really – any time you turn your head, tilt… } – Jul 31, 10:27 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { And if you think there is no plausible means for it to work, maybe you just don’t understand how it works.Yeah, also possible is that… } – Jul 31, 10:24 AM
    • Bruce { Having casually read through this thread, a quick summary is that a study saying that people get things wrong is being attacked because the people… } – Jul 31, 7:50 AM
  • Rope Worms: C’est la Merde (365)
    • KayMarie { As long as you don’t crack open a book on anatomy or physiology or in anyway let any scientific observations or data sneak into your… } – Jul 31, 10:45 AM
    • Vladimir { I’m thinking about everybody’s anus, including yours, trying to understand what’s going on. } – Jul 31, 10:29 AM
    • Vladimir { The immune system was fighting the infection for 3 weeks, until the no-see-ums nosode was taken, which drained the lymph in 5 hours from the… } – Jul 31, 10:27 AM
    • n brownlee { Go think about something other than your anus, Vlad. I mean, speaking of healthy. } – Jul 31, 9:34 AM
    • Vladimir { Fecal stones don’t require surgery to remove. On the regular diet fecal stones come out with vinegar/water enemas (1 spoon 4% balsamic vinegar in 1… } – Jul 31, 9:16 AM
  • The false hope of “right-to-try” metastasizes to Michigan (97)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Absolutely, for profi- I mean medicine. Ha, almost fooled me there into leaking the Great Pharma Conspiracy! } – Jul 31, 9:03 AM
    • simba { WLU- isn’t it odd, how Big Pharma didn’t make you get the smallpox vaccine anyway? It’s almost as if people are given vaccines for legitimate… } – Jul 30, 9:19 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Oh, I just thought of something else I don’t have – a smallpox vaccination scar, because the disease was driven extinct before I was born…. } – Jul 30, 9:17 PM
    • Chris { I’ve asked it several times. Many times they run away, and other times it has been very entertaining. I saved the best one: http://shotofprevention.com/2012/07/26/vaccine-questions-answered-the-real-simple-way/#comment-10735 } – Jul 30, 3:49 PM
    • KayMarie { @Chris, probably best not to ask. They have plenty of explanations how no vaccine in all of the history of the world has ever prevented… } – Jul 30, 3:30 PM
  • Vani Hari (a.k.a. The Food Babe): The Jenny McCarthy of food (329)
    • Kris { You know the funny thing about recommending A Modest Proposal as a reference for a logical fallacy used in modern debate is that A Modest… } – Jul 31, 2:54 AM
  • Forskolin: Here We Go Again (150)
    • Jim { I am agree with you Windriven ,There is no such thing as “weight loss miracle” as Dr. Oz proclaiming. } – Jul 31, 12:09 AM
  • Food fights in the courtroom (129)
    • Angora Rabbit { Oh, Mouse, I can’t let you get away with this. The best advice I ever got on this topic came from the professor who taught… } – Jul 30, 11:24 PM
    • Angora Rabbit { I’m back in town from nephew’s lovely wedding – cancer cured from leukemia at age 2. Yes, dear reader, chemo works. “I don’t think the… } – Jul 30, 11:11 PM
  • Evaluating Treatment Claims: A Primer (83)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { If a naturopath recommends it, you can pretty much assume it’s nonsense. } – Jul 30, 2:51 PM
    • Harriet Hall { I hadn’t heard of it. I am skeptical too. I’ll try to check it out. } – Jul 30, 11:34 AM
    • Dan { Hello Harriet, Just wondering if you have heard of this book: Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life…. } – Jul 30, 9:15 AM
  • Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 1: Science versus the politics of weed in New York and beyond (215)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Do you see your foot? You’re kinda shooting yourself in it, a little bit. } – Jul 30, 2:46 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Please stop linking to facebook. Unless you have a pubmed-indexed journal as a starting point, you are actually hurting your cause among most readers here…. } – Jul 30, 2:42 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { How many people need to be helped before science and modern medicine get some balls and call it like it is… Not that many, they… } – Jul 30, 2:39 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Many anecdotes are not really much better than one. Anecdotes, by their nature, systematically distort memory and reasoning. I want marijuana to be legalized, taxed… } – Jul 30, 2:33 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { When will the science catch up with common sense? When we get politics OUT.When the randomized controlled trials are done. While I am totally in… } – Jul 30, 2:31 PM
  • Dr. Frank Arguello’s “atavistic oncology”: Another dubious cancer therapy to be avoided (61)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Keep in mind that patents only protect an idea, they do not prove it works. The patent office has a list of ideas they will… } – Jul 30, 2:27 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I sigh for 14 years of missed opportunity. } – Jul 30, 2:20 PM
    • 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
  • PETA Embraces Autism Pseudoscience (478)
    • Yikes { People Eating Tasty Animals: Unbelievably insensitive to humans since 1980 } – Jul 30, 1:25 PM
  • Another Lawsuit To Suppress Legitimate Criticism – This Time SBM (147)
    • Nell on Wheels { AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! He;s completely negated any good will or benefit of the doubt that some of us were willing to consider for him. Although… } – Jul 30, 12:39 PM
    • Jopari { Peter Jones, I retract my statement from July 25. There is a difference between being earnest and being bloody stubborn. You come off as a… } – Jul 30, 12:27 PM
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