Tag Archives: alternative medicine

The 2013 Pigasus Awards

Every year, the James Randi Educational Foundation gives awards to recognize the special few uncritical thinkers who do more to peddle pseudoscience and damage the public in ways that only celebrities could. Below are five “winners” of various categories whose … Continue reading

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Say “Tata” to Unwanted Wrinkles and Slap the Years Right Off Your Face!

Are you willing to pay $350 in the name of beauty? Do you have no sense of scientific literacy and want to get a quick fix? Do believe that anything coming from the “mythical land of the East” is magical? … Continue reading

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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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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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