Category: Science and Medicine

The Dawning of Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM)

For over 10 years, Friends of Science in Medicine has been fighting quackery, fraud, and pseudoscience in Australia.

/ December 4, 2021

Incorrect Numbers

Having made them myself, I completely understand that doctors can make errors. However, I can't fathom why some of them don't seem to care about correcting them, especially considering the health of children is at stake.

/ December 3, 2021

Science-Based Satire: Were the Dinosaurs Wiped Out by a Mass Subluxation Event?

Did the impact of a large asteroid wipe out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago by causing widespread spinal subluxations? Yes, according to chiropractic paleontology, a scientific discipline that clearly doesn't exist because this post is satire.

/ November 26, 2021

Nepotistic Journals

Research identifies another potential bias in scientific publishing - nepotistic journals.

/ November 24, 2021

Contrarian Doctors: The Pandemic is Over, Again

I can’t help but wonder if one of the reasons the pandemic isn’t over yet, is because contrarian doctors repeatedly said it was.

/ November 19, 2021

Doctors Must be Honest with Parents About Known Risks of COVID-19

Pediatricians know their job is to present accurate and thorough information so parents can make informed decisions. Contrarian doctors who write about COVID-19 should spend less time lecturing pediatricians and more time learning from them.

/ November 13, 2021

A 2-Month-Old Infant Seriously Injured by Chiropractic Neck Adjustment

A young infant was severely injured by unnecessary chiropractic neck adjustments for a benign condition.

/ November 12, 2021
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What the heck happened to The BMJ?

Last week, The BMJ published an "exposé" by Paul Thacker alleging patient unblinding, data falsification, and other wrongdoing by a company running three sites for the massive clinical trial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. It was a highly biased story embraced by antivaxxers, with a deceptively framed narrative and claims not placed into proper context, leading me to look into the broader...

/ November 8, 2021