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  • PMoran { “So tell us Peter, how does the relationship you perceive with CAM work? What are the practicalities? How do you ensure quality control? How do… } – Feb 28, 4:36 PM
  • weing { “Loudermilk was recently named to the Science, Space and Technology Committee.” America’s answer to Lysenko through the mists of time. We shall see how far… } – Feb 28, 4:18 PM
  • GrahamH { 6 to 8 years after an illness, science can be used to determine a direct causative link to effects not immediately evident to be connected… } – Feb 28, 3:23 PM
  • sadmar { GOP anti-vaxer appointed to House Science Committee http://tinyurl.com/no65ams (w. links to video) “Freshman congressman Barry Loudermilk, (R – GA) hosted his first town hall meeting… } – Feb 28, 3:15 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { It was a great time in my life, and the friendships I formed there have lasted to this day. I knew nothing about G&S before… } – Feb 28, 3:08 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { As treatment, there ARE things to integrate: placebo responses, psychological supports, approaches to encourage lifestyle changes in diet and exercise. None of these things are… } – Feb 28, 2:36 PM
  • n brownlee { Oh, Nell, what a wonderful thing to have done. There is absolutely nothing like Gilbert & Sullivan- I still have my set of 20 LPs… } – Feb 28, 2:25 PM
  • Vicki { I suspect that if other countries took that approach—if I wasn’t allowed to enter Canada or France or Peru without proof of measles vaccination—a lot… } – Feb 28, 2:12 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { You will not be able to convince propagandist or provocateurs of anything reasonable. Their goal is to advocate to dismantle and disrespect the freedom to… } – Feb 28, 2:10 PM
  • William M. London { The second notice I received indicates $249 as the fee for the diagnostic exam and consultation. } – Feb 28, 2:08 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Wow a sane, reasonable and practical comment about health care, science and medicine. You will not be “liked” here!! So joint in the fun of… } – Feb 28, 1:59 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { But it must also be remembered what it truly means to be a skeptic, that a skeptic is someone who “follows the evidence,” not someone… } – Feb 28, 1:50 PM
  • downpak { EBMOD, “So you say that no one should be required to get a vaccine . . . then go on about how people should be… } – Feb 28, 1:22 PM
  • Matthew Rollosson { I didn’t realize my blog was being read by an antivaccine celebrity. I’m flattered. See comments: http://fullyvaccinated.blogspot.com/2015/02/measles-deaths-united-states-1999-2013.html } – Feb 28, 12:51 PM
  • AJB { ..and that is TheTruth. } – Feb 28, 12:24 PM
  • MadisonMD { Naw, the driving force is money, clearly. } – Feb 28, 12:22 PM
  • MadisonMD { If folks would simply heed these precautions and not bring measles back into the US when they travel out of the country (or when they… } – Feb 28, 12:13 PM
  • Henry Madison { mmmmmm. But they are still providing the CAM service for a fee so that may be like saying I’ll steal your money before a real… } – Feb 28, 12:12 PM
  • Gerard { Banning p-values is not needed. Scientists, referees and journal editors should show some more critical thinking. I teach econometrics and apply my T^3 rule: Think,… } – Feb 28, 12:11 PM
  • David Drummond { Moron of the week nomination………….. The truth, (can you get a more ironic name) } – Feb 28, 12:09 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “Most vets” may recommend C and G for horses, but our own Dr. Ramey is skeptical. I couldn’t find the study you describe. I did… } – Feb 28, 12:08 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { NB and AR: …I thank you most politely For your grateful courtesee; Compliment more true and knightly Never yet was paid to me! “The Sorcerer”*… } – Feb 28, 12:07 PM
  • sadmar { You might consider that the driving force is to draw in and appease patients who otherwise would forsake sbm altogether and be at the mercy… } – Feb 28, 11:29 AM
  • sadmar { Hi Wind: Read my post again. And yours. As treatment, there ARE things to integrate: placebo responses, psychological supports, approaches to encourage lifestyle changes in… } – Feb 28, 11:12 AM
  • Henry Madison { It’s amazing how many US medical schools have programs in inegrative medicine. I did a quick Google and found even the likes of Hopkins, Harvard,… } – Feb 28, 10:39 AM
  • JW { This is interesting of a post. I am a little hesitant to dismiss all naturopathic medicines due to (many) bad apples out there. As a… } – Feb 28, 10:21 AM
  • Skeptics' Skeptic { Angorina Rabbit, Thank you for such a detailed explanation. You are correct that I don’t have the background to understand all the details, but I… } – Feb 28, 10:09 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { As far as measles goes, it appears that the real problem is not so much people who don’t get vaccinated, it’s people who travel to… } – Feb 28, 9:29 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Sadly disgusted by my alma mater.Heh, you could let them know of this fact the next time they go trolling for alumni donations. } – Feb 28, 9:18 AM
  • Windriven { “The new Centre for Integrative Medicine is somewhere in the middle. Lots of programs are popping up under this rubric, but they may go about… } – Feb 28, 9:17 AM
  • Vincent Iannelli, MD { “But I’ve never heard a peep from them about trying to prevent the disease from getting here in the first place. ” There are travel… } – Feb 28, 9:12 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Assuming the USP label isn’t forged outright. And that still doesn’t change the fact that even if the supplement inside the bottle matches the label,… } – Feb 28, 9:12 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Stop leaving empty comments in a pathetic attempt to drive traffic to your pseudoscientific website. } – Feb 28, 9:09 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Coherence seems notably foreign to your worldview. } – Feb 28, 9:06 AM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Let a true open free market with the proper checks and balances flourish and I’ll bet the entire landscape of medicine will change for the… } – Feb 28, 9:03 AM
  • Anonymous { Princess Margaret has hired more than one CAM researcher and practitioner. They are strongly allied with U of T’s movement in this direction. } – Feb 28, 8:57 AM
  • JJ { Unfortunately I don’t think it would mean much, specifically because there is a tendency among anti vaccine types to effectively blame the victim, or more… } – Feb 28, 8:30 AM
  • MadisonMD { citation needed } – Feb 28, 8:06 AM
  • Henry Madison { Bob, Thanks for your reply. Perhaps it would have been better to cite this: (http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124) I guess what I am getting at is that there… } – Feb 28, 7:30 AM
  • Fran Urbano { This article is a compilation of Bayesian misinformation and ignorance spread by non-expert in the field (psychologists and the like). P-values and NHST have no… } – Feb 28, 4:44 AM
  • Bob { Ah, if you follow your own links and read the original literatue, the claim is that 85% of research funds are wasted, not that 85%… } – Feb 28, 3:27 AM
  • Missmolly { It would be interesting if the ‘74%’ study was actually cited so we could see what was included under the ‘CAM’ banner. Similar studies (https://nccih.nih.gov/sites/nccam.nih.gov/files/news/nhsr12.pdf)… } – Feb 28, 2:58 AM
  • sadmar { My reply to Peter got dropped to #17 downthread. } – Feb 28, 2:58 AM
  • sadmar { Anyone seeking to combat university pseudo science ought to chose their battles wisely. Some of the things Scott mentions in the OP are trivial; some… } – Feb 28, 2:52 AM
  • EBMOD { While Gen Roddenberry has been gone for some time, his keen grasp of humanist values was best exemplified in the creation of the character of… } – Feb 28, 2:02 AM
  • Helen { Ok, so both points covered already. Really I should read the comments first. If only I’d included a ref to augury. As you were. } – Feb 28, 1:39 AM
  • erik1986 { Chondroitin and glucosamine have been used extensively in horses. Initially, the success reported was pretty much anecdotal, but while I can’t find it at present,… } – Feb 28, 1:26 AM
  • Helen { Interesting post. I imagine a lot of this nonsense comes down to commercial opportunities, which underfunded tertiary institutions will always be at greater risk of… } – Feb 28, 1:16 AM
  • Michael { YES!!!! Replication is the key. You cannot reach a scientific consensus based on the results of a single study regardless of your statistical choices. } – Feb 28, 12:42 AM
  • EBMOD { “It’s almost as if they prefer an opportunity to mount their high horses and proclaim their self-righteous indignation at the un-vaccinated than to actually do… } – Feb 28, 12:40 AM
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