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The Facts about Homeopathy January 23, 2012

Posted by Ian in Pseudoscience.
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I was shocked to see a recent UMR pole suggesting that 51% of people think homeopathy is “scientifically proven” [source].  I’d expect a number like that if the question was something like “can have a positive effect” but “scientifically proven” is much more concerning.

In the interest of making the reality more widely known, in this post I’d like to clarify some of the facts about homeopathy in case anyone reading this isn’t aware.  This post is not about whether it works or not (although in my opinion it is nonsense) but simply to clarify what it actually is.

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Skeptical Analysis of the Woolrest Biomag June 29, 2010

Posted by Ian in Pseudoscience, Skepticism.
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Just over a year ago I had an article published in the New Zealand Skeptic magazine about the Woolrest Biomag underlays.  I found the original that I submitted on my harddrive today, which is longer and more detailed than the published version.  It is an opinion piece based on my analysis and follow up of the claims made about the Woolrest Biomag on their website as of January 2009.  I have not updated it in any way other than to recheck the links from the original (and added a couple of notes in orange relating to these).  A quick look at their website suggests little has changed since January 2009.  I emailed this article to the Woolrest Biomag people twice and got no response. 

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Sensing Murder… or BS? September 26, 2007

Posted by Ian in Pseudoscience.
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While this blog is usually about religion, lately I have got fired up about psychics as well. While religion generally plays in the realm of the unknown, psychics play in the realm of the very well known and yet everyone still buys into their rubbish.

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