Archive for the ‘AIDS’ Category

A Second Year of Steam

January 17, 2010

Having completed a second full year of blogging, I thought I’d do as I did in 2008 and post an overview of the year. It’s a bit late as I’ve just returned from South Africa and most of the time was a fair distance from an internet connection. Enough excuses. (more…)

Water Woo

September 26, 2009

[BPSDB]We all know that homeopaths sell their marks patients sugar or water and claimm it contains the mystical memory of magical medicine. One Dr Batmanghelidj goes one step further and claims that water itself is a panacea. He is interviewed by Mike Adams, the self-styled “Health Ranger” here. (more…)

“In Defense of Homeopathy”

July 6, 2009

One of the automatic links generated by WordPress for a previous blogpost led to this, which turned out to be a cut-and-paste job of Jeanette Winterson’s article “In Defense of Homeopathy” from the 13 November 2007 edition of The Guardian. (more…)

Homeopathy Awareness Week

June 22, 2009

I gather that last week was “Homeopathy Awareness Week“. Doesn’t seem to have made much of an impact which is a shame because people really need to be informed about homeopathy and be aware of what it actually is. (more…)

“Homeopathic Practitioners”

June 5, 2009

[BPSDB]More of Louise Mclean’s ‘Facts’ about Homeopathy , this time on homeopathic practitioners. (more…)

The Pills of Rath

April 17, 2009

[BPSDB]The vitamin-peddlar Matthias Rath tried sueing Ben Goldacre and the Guardian newspaper when Ben reported on his activities. As a result, a chapter on Rath had to be cut from the trade paperback edition of his book. It shows what happens when nutritionistas who pander to the Western worried well apply their notions to the Third World. The activities of Rath and his acolytes and the fact that not one alternative practitioner condemned Rath’s activities shows the rotten-ness at the heart of CAM. Ben and his publishers have made the chapter freely available so if you’ve not read it yet you can here if you wish to (more…)

Homeopaths Spam Bomb Gimpy

January 29, 2009

[BPSDB]A regular visitor to Gimpy’s excellent blog cannot help but notice that there has been a surge of comments – particularly this post and to a lesser extent this one. The reason is not hard to find. (more…)

Jeremy Sherr Is Not Happy

January 15, 2009

[BPSDB]Jeremy Sherr does not like criticism, it would appear. See here where he accuses us all of being part of the Pharmaceutical Inquisition and claims that he has never touted homeopathy as an alternative to ARVs and that to say otherwise is libellous. (more…)

Woo Will Kill

January 13, 2009

[BPSDB]The homeopaths never give up on their healing fantasies. I have just been reading this thread on the Bad Science forum. (more…)

Old Stuff Revisted

October 4, 2008

AOL-UK are closing their blogging service so I’ve decided to transfer some, most or all of my old AOL blogs here. (more…)