Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pseudo-scientists have pseudo-conference

Two skeptics were recently cast out of Autism Ones 2011 conference in Chicago. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Gender Neutral?

A couple in Canada are currently undertaking their own version of a well tread social experiment and attempting to keep their childs sex a secret in the hope this will allow the child to develop their own gender identity.

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Happy Birthday Libel Reform!

The 21st Floor wishes to wish a happy birthday to the libel reform campaign. Continue reading

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PRICKS Oppose Vaccines

This week the Holistic Bomb presents a featured article from a very worthy cause; PRICKS will stop at nothing in the name of eradicating the scourge of childhood vaccines.
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Evidence Based Policy: The War on Drugs

Can the war on drugs be won? Should we be fighting it in the first place? Are there better ways to handle the problems of drug abuse and addiction than criminalisation? Continue reading

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Bite Sized Science: Autism research update

Two recent breakthroughs in autism research indicate possible causes and new means of identifying the disorder. Continue reading

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False hope?

No amount of money is too much for a shot at a cure when a loves one has cancer. But can this love and desperation lead to exploitation from unscrupulous charlatans and deluded mavericks? Keir Liddle discusses a recent case that has arisen on the microblogging site, Twitter. Continue reading

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