Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 11, 2006

Suing over alien abduction

This would be hilarious if it weren’t for what it says about critical thinking skills: BERLIN (Reuters) – A German lawyer hopes to drum up more business by pursuing state compensation claims for people who believe they were abducted by aliens. “There’s quite obviously demand for legal advice here,” Jens Lorek told Reuters by telephone…

Thar’s gold in them thar “cures”

One of the favorite gambits that alternative medicine mavens like to use to defend their favorite remedies when a skeptic starts asking uncomfortably pointed and specific questions their scientific and evidentiary basis is to accuse said skeptic of being “in the pocket of big pharma.” Indeed, I’ve written before of the “pharma shill gambit,” where…