Rape Statistics – What can we rely on?

Before we get into this properly, there’s a bit of background information I need to share with so you’ll understand, fully, how and why this article came to be written, what – exactly – I’m trying to achieve here. The origins of this article lie in a three-way […]

The Irish Annals of Quackery

To quote the late Cyril Fletcher, I’m indebted to the Irish edition of the Independent newspaper for this article, which provide a perfect opportunity to examine and expose both the deceptive character of alt-med quackery and the ease with which it rook the unwary into paying over large […]

Does Dorries know whose ‘research’ she’s promoting?

Yesterday I ran through the ‘plethora’ of evidence that’s being promoted by Nadine Dorries in the mistaken belief that it establishes a causal connection between abortion and subsequent mental health problems experienced by women who’ve undergone an elective abortion. In the process I also introduced you, perhaps for […]

Dorries’ Abortion Risk ‘Plethora’

The latest piece of anti-abortion trash that’s being bandied around by Nadine Dorries purports to be a list of thirty studies, published in the last five years, which allegedly show that abortion ‘hurts women’s mental health’. It’s a veritable plethora of evidence, and anyone who’s familar with the […]

Dr Sheila Matthews and the Jim Crow Revivalists

Taken at face value, Dr Sheila Matthews’ claim of religious discrimination, which is current before an Employment Tribunal,seems to be not much more than a bog standard piece of ‘religitigation‘, right down to the involvement of the Christian Legal Centre in the case. Matthews was, according to reports, […]

Bleachgate – the British connection

Let me introduce you to Christian Pankhurst… According to his Twitter profile, Christian is ‘about living from the heart, expanding awareness beyond the mind and helping people connect intimately’ but he also has an interesting sideline selling a so-called ‘miracle cure’ made of an industrial bleaching agent, sodium […]

Depression, Homeopathy and Prozac

It hasn’t taken Tory MP David Tredinnick long to start spitting out dubious EDM’s in defence of homeopathy. The new parliament is only a little over a month old and he’s already tabled four such motions, including a generic attack on the British Medical Association and three EDMs […]

Strictly Come Quacking

To most people Fiona Phillips is just a former GMTV presenter who, on Strictly Come Dancing, demonstrated to the world that she has two left feet. On the evidence of her latest column in the Mirror, she’s also a raging crank who makes piss poor excuses for quackery… […]

Into the Valley of Death rode the seven-hundred

If the furore surrounding the hacking of a webmail server at UEA’s Climate Research Unit has achieved anything at all it’s been to push the issue of scientific probity and integrity firmly into the spotlight. By far the most damning, but still unproven, allegation levelled at the CRU’s […]

ADE651 Fraudsters Astroturfing Here…

There is only one thing I enjoy more than exposing junk-science scams and that exposing junk-science scams where the perpetrator is dumb enough to try it on. This morning, three comments were posted on my recent exposé of the ‘dowsing for explosives’ scam in the space of 20 […]