Category Archives: Humor

Acupuncture–Not for the Faint of Heart

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Evidence-Based Medicine in Song

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Thank You Lewis Carrol

Comments like the latest in the Double Helix Water thread always make me think of this: “Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When … Continue reading

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Funny for Some of You

(From Veterinarians Behaving Badly. Hasn’t happened to me yet, but I’ve been taken to task, and others I know have been banned for expressing their critical thinking)

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Red Flags of Quackery

Another gem from Sci-ence.org

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Homeopathy Swims With the Fishes

In case you were wondering, and I’m sure you were, the Australian homeopathy practice Homeopathy Plus has finally answered the burning question, “Can fish be treated with homeopathy?” Not surprisingly, the answer is “Yes.” Now the principle of potentization, in … Continue reading

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From The Daily Mash: Made-up Medicine Works on Made-up Illnesses

A spot of British humour with your tea? Here are few excerpts from the article Made-up medicine works on made-up illnesses ACUPUNCTURE has been shown to be extremely effective amongst people who have nothing wrong with them. Experts stressed that … Continue reading

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Irreverent Comic Guide to Warning Signs of Quackery

From comic blogger Sci-enceĀ (sorry, can’t get the schwa character in there).

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Japanese Eyeball Poking Therapy: What Else is There to Say?

Thanks to a fellow skeptic for pointing out this CAM practice, which is sadly not any more bizarre than many others which are more popular. Japanese Eyeball Poking Really, what else needs to be said?

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All Natural Advertising for Alternative Veterinary Medicine

I couldn’t resist passing along this little gem. A veterinarian named Dr. Margo Roman, who practices and advocates for the usual hodgepodge of alternative veterinary therapies, has a project called Dr. DoMore which is focused on producing DVD “documentaries” (a.k.a. … Continue reading

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