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Archives for October 5, 2007

Fast approaching: The Skeptics’ Circle

Don’t forget, once again the time is fast approaching. Soon yet another installment of the Skeptics’ Circle will be upon us. In fact, it’s less than a week away and due to land at Infophilia on Thursday, October 11. So, if you’re a blogger and regularly (or even not-so-regularly) like to apply the scientific method,…

Some readers have been sending me links to this article on CNN.com entitled 5 Alternative Medicine Treatments That Work. Unfortunately, Your Friday Dose of Woo took up the time that normally would have gone into given this article the lovingly Respectfully Insolentâ„¢ treatment that this utterly credulous article so richly deserves and that you, my…

Over the last 15 months that this regular Friday feature has been in existence, I’ve come across some real doozies in the world of woo. Who could forget, for example, quantum gyroscopic theories of homeopathy? Or the DNA activation guy? Or the “no plane” conspiracy theory of 9/11? Or a certain disgusting “feedback loop” for…