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Skeptikai Notices (Sep1) – Medicine, sex, memory, and skepticism


Half of GPs back change in rules on sex with patients – Is it okay for a doctor to have consensual sex with a patient? What if the doctor sends the patient to another practitioner? One survey specifically asked this to 282 general practitioners in the UK and found that “48% would support a GP’s decision to enter into a sexual relationship with a patient, as long as they registered with another practice.” 28% were against such a decision, and 24% were not sure, but the takeaway is that half of them were okay with it. So this raises the question… which one of the doctors above do you think is okay with it?

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

I’m going to explain homeopathy in three sentences, but just know that I’m not making any of this up. Homeopathy is based on two principles. The first is that like cures like… so if you’re bitten by a poisonous snake, the antidote would clearly be “more venom!”  But not just any amount of venom – the second principle is that you should dilute the antidote, because it’s more potent that way.


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