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  • Badly Shaved Monkey { kris I don’t think you’ve explained whether patients should be encouraged trepanation when other treatments have failed for them. As the others have said, it… } – Aug 29, 7:23 PM
  • PeteSYD { Actually, the real narrow mindedness stupidity stubbornness can be found in those who indulge in magical thinking. It is particularly worrying that someone who claims… } – Aug 29, 7:17 PM
  • R. Miller { Wow, an entire group of patients who have found treatment with trepanation and you throw it all away because it can’t possibly fit into your… } – Aug 29, 7:07 PM
  • KayMarie { @kris– If alt med practitioners would require their patients to have a note from the doctor proving the potential client has done all the necessary… } – Aug 29, 7:06 PM
  • Harriet Hall { No, the idea is to find out what has been proven to work and use it. If there is no proven effective treatment, try experimental… } – Aug 29, 7:05 PM
  • Googler { Thank you, Harriet, for answering my questions. } – Aug 29, 7:04 PM
  • Missmolly { Bi-digital O-ring test- I had assumed it involved a technique for using two fingers to elicit uncontrollable ecstasy in the patient, then enquiring whether they… } – Aug 29, 6:56 PM
  • kris { Oh wait! So, the idea is to get standard medical treatment, have it fail, then just give up and suffer for the rest of your… } – Aug 29, 6:46 PM
  • n brownlee { @Windriven Hah! I like your wife. Kimball has such an obsession with cooking “the RIGHT way”- like, god forbid you should add some garlic and… } – Aug 29, 6:37 PM
  • Harriet Hall { 1) There is really no such thing as a dead virus. Vaccines either contain weakened strains of virus that can replicate in the body to… } – Aug 29, 6:34 PM
  • Clay Jones { If enjoying more challenging cases makes me a sociopath, the term has become meaningless. I’m glad that my job keeps me interested. The desire to… } – Aug 29, 6:22 PM
  • Harriet Hall { Gary Schwartz? Hah! Please read this: http://www.csicop.org/si/show/gary_schwartzrsquos_energy_healing_experiments_the_emperorrsquos_new_clothe } – Aug 29, 6:21 PM
  • kris { Ok Nell. “Oh. My. God , (That was a comment on Kris’s response, not trepanation — learned about that in elementary school when we studied… } – Aug 29, 6:20 PM
  • EBMOD { Exactly. This isn’t up for debate. Thimerosal and MMR are completely unrelated. How come you refuse to acknowledge such a simple and easy to understand… } – Aug 29, 6:19 PM
  • Harriet Hall { You have completely misconstrued what he said. A mechanic finds it more interesting to diagnose a tricky problem in a car and fix it than… } – Aug 29, 6:18 PM
  • Googler { I’m Pro-Vax, but have a few questions regarding things I’ve been curious about, since this is far from my area of expertise. 1) Live viruses… } – Aug 29, 6:17 PM
  • EBMOD { The problem is that my interpretation of what I have seen is backed by supporting evidence. Yours is not. There are multiple explanations as to… } – Aug 29, 6:17 PM
  • PMoran { Sarah, some sceptics do accept the inevitability of the existence of some forms of CAM, and that they can help receptive patients with subjective and… } – Aug 29, 6:16 PM
  • Missmolly { Wow, that video at the end is pretty astonishing. I’ve got to admit, when I did neonates training I used to show parents how to… } – Aug 29, 6:12 PM
  • EBMOD { If God created us, I am sure that he/she expects us to also use the brains we were endowed with… } – Aug 29, 6:11 PM
  • EBMOD { Indeed, Dunning-Kruger on full display. Show me a room of anti-vaxxers and with little exception I will show you a group of delusional intellectual narcissists…. } – Aug 29, 6:09 PM
  • whoa { When I read it, I remembered being a child in the hospital, and how sick and scared and alone I felt. I also imagined how… } – Aug 29, 6:05 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { But be sure to click the link “Doctors give this medical advice to people” link in the referenced article. Very important information. ;-) } – Aug 29, 5:57 PM
  • whoa { http://www.amazon.com/The-Energy-Healing-Experiments-Science/dp/0743292391 Gary Schwartz does a lot of research on energy healing. He is one of the most well known alternative scientists. There are several others…. } – Aug 29, 5:55 PM
  • AdamG { Chi is energy What is your definition of the word “energy?” } – Aug 29, 5:48 PM
  • Missmolly { LOL! Or disapproval :) } – Aug 29, 5:45 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { (That was a comment on Kris’s response, not trepanation — learned about that in elementary school when we studied early man and archeology.) } – Aug 29, 5:40 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { Oh. My. God. I can’t wait to read the follow-up… } – Aug 29, 5:37 PM
  • Windriven { Hobbit, do you have anything in your quiver other than insults, ad hominems, and baseless conspiracy theories? } – Aug 29, 5:34 PM
  • corhen { so, you are calling me both unreasonable, and/or having an anti-science agenda, because i ask for treatments on me and mine to have be verified… } – Aug 29, 5:33 PM
  • corhen { wow, so asking for evidence for medicine, proper accountability for when things go wrong, and worrying about practitioners who look after babies be properly trained… } – Aug 29, 5:28 PM
  • Hobbit { The point being made here is that you are a delusional idiot that has NO IDEA that a group of eugenics nut-jobs run the world… } – Aug 29, 5:28 PM
  • Thor { Lol! Not so far-fetched as it would seem. An alternative geology actually exists, called Sacred Geology, promoted by a Richard Ely. He gives all the… } – Aug 29, 5:20 PM
  • Chris { Joe, really, try to find a basic adult literacy class to take. Or just go to someone and ask them what this sentence means: “The… } – Aug 29, 5:05 PM
  • Chris { Poul Thorsen is not an author of the two studies under discussion. Have you ever considered getting help for your reading comprehension issues? Try checking… } – Aug 29, 5:02 PM
  • Googler { I don’t think I ever realized how much of a difference the lifestyle of the animal makes a difference in the flavor of its meat… } – Aug 29, 5:00 PM
  • Googler { (First time poster here) My understanding is grass fed beef in general is better for the environment because grain-fed beef has the additional environmental impact… } – Aug 29, 4:53 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “It’s no joke, Harriet. Polio vaccine campaigns are failing in India and Pakistan due to poor sanitation causing imbalanced gut flora” The failure of vaccine… } – Aug 29, 4:46 PM
  • carol { Is it just me or does it seem like people who *just began* a series of appointments with one of these full service chiro-naturopaths has… } – Aug 29, 4:45 PM
  • Windriven { “PS I can’t stand Kimball,” It might interest you to know that he was a hippy kid, a Dead Head, and plays guitar in a… } – Aug 29, 4:33 PM
  • Windriven { ” I love to explore, she ate the same dish at our favourite restaurant for five years straight.” When asked, my wife names her favorite… } – Aug 29, 4:27 PM
  • Windriven { “Like a star of David? Hitler turd.” 1. Again with the Godwin? Auto-loser! 2. No, like Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Scarlet Letter, illiterate child. 3…. } – Aug 29, 4:18 PM
  • Kiiri { Well at least I wasn’t alone in getting ill reading this. And also seeing red. I regard homebirth as ranging from possibly ok to outright… } – Aug 29, 4:16 PM
  • Donna B. { “As soon as I saw the photo accompanying the post, I got a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach and knew this was… } – Aug 29, 4:11 PM
  • Windriven { Such a delicious rant, buttpipe! Problem is, while I am a scientist, I don’t work for or even in a hospital. I’m not a doctor,… } – Aug 29, 4:03 PM
  • Donna B. { “Hundreds of thousands even millions of people can’t be wrong….” Of course they can. There are approximately 237 million adults in the U.S. I’d be… } – Aug 29, 4:02 PM
  • Thor { Addendum: Referring back to my post at 2:01, it occurred to me that I forgot two about two additional medical doctors I’ve seen in that… } – Aug 29, 4:02 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Clay Jones “The chiropractic adjustment removes impediments to this otherwise all-powerful entity in the same way that acupuncture needles treat stagnant chi by unblocking meridians,… } – Aug 29, 4:02 PM
  • Donna B. { I figured that you meant what you just described, but that phrasing is a bit jarring and way too wide open to misinterpretation. } – Aug 29, 3:52 PM
  • Keith Bell { It’s no joke, Harriet. Polio vaccine campaigns are failing in India and Pakistan due to poor sanitation causing imbalanced gut flora. Vaccines rely on intestinal… } – Aug 29, 3:44 PM
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