Article Archive for May 2006

Homeopaths and witch doctors
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 31 May 2006
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A lovely article by Dominic Lawson, in The Independent.

Christine Barry deconstructs evidence
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 31 May 2006
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An outrageous paper in the post-modernist style which is remarkably similar to Alan Sokal’s famous spoof.

No unproven treatments on NHS!
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 23 May 2006
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A letter from 13 doctors on scientists to NHS chiefs was the front page headline in The Times, and the lead story on the Today Programme.. Read and hear it here.

Prince Charles lecture to WHO
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 23 May 2006
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The Prince of Wales addressed the World Health Organisation in Geneva. Some bits were excellent, but in the end it was irresponsible, dishonest, and perhaps unconstitutional too.

The Prince of Quacks
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 17 May 2006
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Francis Wheen on HRH Prince Charles “his views on medicine are barmy -and pernicious.”

Passive smoking
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 2 May 2006
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What is the truth? Tobacco companies on one side, and the near-religious zealotry of the anti-smoking lobby on the other, certainly make it hard to discover. Neither side seems interested in evidence.

Christine Barry deconstructs evidence
By David Colquhoun
Posted in syndicated on 1 May 2006
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I have always thought that our undergraduates had difficulty in expressing themselves clearly, in simple words. But they are models of clear thought compared with Christine Barry’s recent paper (Social Science and Medicine, 62, 2464-2657, 2006).
Barry’s work rivals Alan Sokal’s famous spoof paper, “Transgressing the boundaries: the Hermeneutics of quantum gravity”. Sokal’s paper [...]