Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Ontario’s Assault on Health Care

Earlier this month, the Ontario government took a shot at real medicine when it became the first province in Canada to regulate homeopathy. What the government should have done, if it had any real concern about our collective health or our health care system, is ban it. Instead, although it at first seemed an April . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Ontario’s Assault on Health Care

Dead Wild Roses: Woo Wednesday on DWR – The “Magic” of Ear Candling

Hey, lets stuff burning stuff into our orifices, think magical thoughts, and *poof* feel better. Let’s go along with Concordance as he takes a bit more time to explain exactly inane ear candling is and why, at the same time rational people still do it.

 

Filed under: Quackery Tagged: Concordance, ear candling, Magic, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Woo Wednesday on DWR – The “Magic” of Ear Candling

Dead Wild Roses: Logic: How to PWN an argument, without getting the RPOJ

If you want to take down somebody else’s argument, a certain familiarity with the nature of intellectual or philosophical (as opposed to playground) argument is required, so that you can construct your own counter-argument. In an intellectual argument, the person putting forth an argument sets out a number of premises (statements of facts), which, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Logic: How to PWN an argument, without getting the RPOJ

Dead Wild Roses: Traditional Woo – Endangering Children in Canada

Just like using Vitamin C to treat cancer…

“It’s a case that has Canadians and the legal community buzzing.

Earlier this month Ontario Judge Gethin Edward ruled in favour of a First Nations girl and her family, who stopped chemotherapy to treat her acute lymphoblastic leukemia, choosing traditional medicine instead.

The judge rejected . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Traditional Woo – Endangering Children in Canada

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Reflexology: another daft New Age idea

As medicine, reflexology is bunk. Just like iridology and phrenology. Of course, you knew that. But not everyone does. Reflexology popped up recently in a shared post on Facebook (a popular venue for moving codswallop and cat photos from one user to another at the speed of light…). Coincidentally it appeared right after a post . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Reflexology: another daft New Age idea

Dead Wild Roses: All You Need to Know About Dr.OZ

One video, sixteen minutes equals deep insight into how American society runs. (Hint: Most likely not for your benefit.)

 

I grow tired of hearing arch-conservatives rail on about the evils of regulation and how it stifles industry. People die because of deregulation and lax standards – but somehow the profit motive trumps all . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: All You Need to Know About Dr.OZ

Dead Wild Roses: Edmonton Alternative Medicine – Quackery Descends in my Hometown

Why oh why do people still want to normalize the use of magic and illusion into the practice of medicine?

We’ve spent decades codifying and rooting out the bullshit practices and have steeled ourselves against ‘good common sense’ notions and looked where the evidence points us. There is no mystery to evidence based medicine . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Edmonton Alternative Medicine – Quackery Descends in my Hometown

Dead Wild Roses: Testing Homeopathy – As if you didn’t know already, but just in case.

For the people who think this stuff works… With many thanks to Cool Hard Logic for such a engaging presentation.

Filed under: Quackery Tagged: Cool Hard Logic, homeopathy, Science Fail

. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Testing Homeopathy – As if you didn’t know already, but just in case.

Dead Wild Roses: Quackery Smack Down on the Australian Broadcasting Network

Chiropractors it is your term to take the sauce and see that the woo you peddle is twaddle and dangerous to people.

 

Filed under: Quackery, Science Tagged: ABC, Chiropractic Woo, Quackery

. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Quackery Smack Down on the Australian Broadcasting Network

Dead Wild Roses: Fluffing a Duck – Homeopathy: Still Absolute Rubbish

Ah homeopathy, how we’ve missed you here at DWR. It has been at least a year since we excoriated your incredulous claims with the biting scourge of rationality, but let’s refresh our memories and let Cool Hard Logic, with his most apropos music selection, remind us how bugfraking nutz Homeopathy is.

Filed under: Quackery, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Fluffing a Duck – Homeopathy: Still Absolute Rubbish

Dead Wild Roses: Welcome Bad Science Watch!

Hurrah, Bad Science Watch is here!

It is about time Canada had its own team of people dedicated to showing the absolute nuttery that goes on under the guise of homeopathy, riki, acupuncture and the rest of the quackery that goes on up here. Go to their blog, click on there advertising, heck donate . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Welcome Bad Science Watch!

Dead Wild Roses: Seen.

This is not photoshop.

What is colon hydrotherapy, you ask? It’s an enormous enema. A Dieticians of Canada publication describes it as follows:

Colonic cleansing or irrigation, touted as a treatment for cleansing the colon, involves the insertion of a rubber tube through the rectum into the large intestine. A continuous forced flow . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Seen.

Dead Wild Roses: Progressive on Abortion?

There seems to be a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about abortion lately. I’m thinking it could possibly maybe be about CPC MP’s motion to discuss when life starts. This motion is, without a doubt, no matter what the detractors say, a backdoor attempt to try and take away Canadian women’s hard won human . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Progressive on Abortion?