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Archives for September 4, 2009

Grassroots skepticism

Now here’s one thing we skeptics could use more of: Imagine you’re moving to a new city, and you want to see what skeptic-themed events or groups are available. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was one central place you could go, plug in the destination, and get a list of skeptical stuff to do?…

So-called “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) or, as it’s now as frequently called, “integrative medicine” (IM) represents a hodge-podge of remedies that are mostly based on prescientific concepts about how the human body works and how disease attacks it. Homeopathy, through its concept of “like cures like” and law of contagion. The former in essence…