Category Archives: Pseudoscience

An Apple a Day – Why Steve Jobs REALLY Died

Steve Jobs’ cancer could have been treated. Unfortunately, he did the same thing that lands cancer patients in the obituary – he turned to alternative medicine. Continue reading

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Exorcism in Japan, and Another Dead Child

Exorcism is not new to Japan, but it’s always tragic. This article explores the inherent foolishness in believing in spirit possession, and the damage such a belief causes. Continue reading

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Say No to YES – Flower Essence

A request from a colleague turned into an analysis of an alternative medicine website. Continue reading

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My (animal) Kingdom for a Horse… or bull

Many alternative medicines use parts from various animals, regardless of their actual effectiveness. They are also used for childish magic rituals. Unfortunately, that means that pseudoscience is being funded at the expense of animals who are rapidly becoming extinct as a result. Continue reading

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Oz and Eastern Wizardry

Dr. Oz is now probably the most famous doctor in America, and his influence is a detriment to the public. This is because he endorses alternative medicines that have been discredited by science. Continue reading

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The Orange and Black Market

The illegal trade in wildlife parts is now worth 10 billion dollars a year, making it the third most valuable illegal commodity in the world, following drugs and weapons. On the Chinese calendar, the next Year of the Tiger is … Continue reading

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After the dust settles, the BS appears

I intended to write lots on this blog about pseudoscience, but people like me who have been living in North-Eastern Japan have been busy, among other things, with getting used to the idea of living with constant blackouts, avoiding certain food, and reducing … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Bliss: How homeopathy works, and why it doesn’t

If fighting fire with fire really works, our firemen are doing it all wrong. Homeopathy logic is not for the weak-stomached. It turns out that the customers who like it have no idea how it works. In fact, they have no idea that it doesn’t work. Continue reading

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