Respectful Insolence

Monday afternoon mandatory reading

Three goodies on skepticism and science:

  1. Skeptical Battlegrounds: Part III – Alternative Medicine. Suffice it to say, Steve agrees with me. He just lays it all out in one post instead of ten.
  2. Once again, Egnor and Tautologies. Blogchild Mark Chu-Carroll takes on our favorite creationist neurosurgeon, Dr. Egnor. This time he deals directly with something I’ve touched upon recently: Egnor’s false labeling of the theory of evolution as a tautology.
  3. Alternative Medicine’s Rapid Spread? Nonsense. Oddly enough, Avery Camarow, whose articles I’ve taken issue with before for credulity towards the claims of “alternative medicine,” gets it right this time. Heck, he even agrees with my assessment.

Comments

  1. #1 notedscholar
    December 15, 2008

    Mr. Orac,

    It seems you have something of a fascination with alternative medicine. Careful, you might start sounding like a Creationist!

    NS
    http://sciencedefeated.wordpress.com

  2. #2 Neuroskeptic
    December 15, 2008

    I’ve got yet more on Egnor
    Here

    This time he thinks Wilder Penfield proved the existence of the soul. or something. Needless to say I am skeptical.

  3. #3 MaryL
    December 15, 2008

    Sorry for the small derail, but as far as I can see, you haven’t posted about today’s good news.

    Remember being worried about this? I hope you read this and this today, and breathed a huge sigh of relief.

  4. #4 MaryL
    December 15, 2008

    Sorry for the small derail, but this is good news.

    Remember being worried about this? I hope you read this and this today, and breathed a huge sigh of relief.

  5. #5 Dangerous Bacon
    December 16, 2008

    The news that R.F.K. Jr. will not be heading up the EPA is welcome (hopefully he will not be named to any post in the incoming administration).

    As to whether Obama will hold to his pledge to support true science, time will tell. I’ll be truly impressed when he stands up for the science in the face of potentially negative political implications.

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