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I?ve been teaching law & economics for many years now, and have slowly settled on the #package legal #reforms for which I most strongly want to argue. I have chosen a package that seems big enough to inspire excitement and … Continue #reading read more...

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For a quarter of a century, quackery and #pseudoscience have been integrated into #medicine through the construct of "integrative medicine" and into academic medicine in the form of quackademic medicine. Unfortunately, there has been little #pushback. That's why it's good to see a recent article in The Surgeon decrying this phenomenon. We need more of this. The post Integrative medicine as infiltrative pseudoscience: Pushback against quackery appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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Relatively Interesting - All matter is made up of #atoms, the basic unit of a chemical element. This is something we now take as a given, and one of the things you learn at the beginning of high #school or secondary school chemistry classes. Despite #this, our ideas about what an read more...

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Relatively Interesting - Perhaps the most striking trend in American #religion in recent years has been the growing percentage of adults who do not identify with a #religious group. And the vast majority of these religious ?nones? (78%) say they were raised as a member of a particular religion before dropping their religious identity in adulthood. As part […] The post 37 more atheist memes that aren’t afraid to question religion appeared first on Relatively read more...

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One of the favorite tactics of cranks and quacks to silence criticism from bloggers is to threaten to sue for libel. Ex-naturopath turned science advocate Britt Hermes is currently living this reality, as a #naturopathic cancer quack is currently suing her for libel in Germany. Given that Britt is a graduate student in evolutionary biology her means are quite modest and as is no doubt the intent, just defending this lawsuit could ruin her and her husband financially. Fortunately, you can help help her, and I urge you to do so. The post Defend Britt Hermes from a naturopathic cancer quack read more...

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Britt Marie Hermes is an ex-naturopath who has come clean about her time as a naturopath. This video explains her transition from naturopathy to science and evidence, and is well worth watching: Britt is being #sued by a naturopath who believes you can treat cancer with vitamins and baking soda. From Britt’s post: Colleen Huber … Continue reading Naturopathy’s #fiercest and most-knowledgeable #critic is being sued by read more...

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Back in 1977, I started out college in #engineering, then switched to #physics, in which I got a BS and MS, after which I spent nine years in #computer research, at Lockheed and NASA. In physics, engineering, and software I … Continue reading read more...

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Marijuana is widely touted as having a number of "#medical" benefits. What does the evidence really tell read more...

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In today?s Wall Street Journal, Mat#thew Hutson, author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane, reviews our new book The Elephant in the Brain. He starts and ends with obligatory but … Continue reading read more...

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In today?s Wall Street Journal, Mat#thew Hutson, author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane, reviews our new book The Elephant in the Brain. He starts and ends with obligatory but … Continue reading read more...

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