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British Chiropractic Association and The Plethora of Evidence for Paediatric Asthma

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British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has issued a third update in the matter of BCA v. Simon Singh. Leaving aside the BCA discussion of the legal aspects of the case, the BCA has risen to the challenge so famously issued by Professor Frank Frizelle when he was entrammelled in a dispute with chiropractors in New Zealand: “let’s hear your evidence not your legal muscle”. The BCA is to be commended for releasing the details of the research papers they rely upon for their stance that “chiropractic can help various childhood conditions” such as asthma. Read the rest of this entry »


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June 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

C4 and the Lamentable Kitchen Pharmacy

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Many of us have an anecdote or family story we’ve never checked into because we don’t want to learn that it isn’t true. Sometimes, the motives are that we want to avoid humiliation but frequently it’s because it’s a good story as it stands but would lose something in the re-telling if it were accurate. How many people acknowledge that Simon Singh’s version of 9 Million Bicycles is more rigorous and logical but still prefer Katie Melua’s version if only because it scans better?

C4 must like to believe that chlorophyll is just like haemoglobin. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by oatmealts

January 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm