The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 28
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Jason, Elliot and I talk about biodynamic farming, a whooping cough death in Melbourne and evolution education in the US, while Kylie Sturgess interviews science communicator Colin Wright at QEDcon. On The Street is the audio from the Victorian video of the 10:23 homeopathy awareness campaign, which can be seen here.
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My good friend Kylie Sturgess has teamed up with Matt Rogers and Milton Mermikides to produce this pretty excellent video about why people believe in the alternative medicine of homeopathy.
There’s a variety of reasons why someone might believe in homeopathy.Homeopathy isn’t as powerful as its supporters claim it is – the power of the human mind is greater. Which is why we have to use our minds, when it comes to getting the message out. There’s more to stopping homeopathy than taking [...]
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The best Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal this year by far, and maybe the best votey comic for the past few.
It’s funny because it’s true.
Don’t forget the votey!
I don’t really have much to add. Seriously, if you think that anything of what she said makes any sort of sense, you need to read some science textbooks.
Hat-tip to Godless Business and, begrudgingly, Pharyngula (Dammit, PZ, why do you have to link to everything good before everyone else? You make the rest of us feel like such copycats.)
Finally, a homeopathic cure that I can really get behind:
Now, if only acupuncturists offered their services for people who are wrapped in cling-wrap and need their skin to breathe, or if crystal healers treated people who have a phobia of not being near enough crystals.
This lovable piece of faux-advertising is thanks to Dr. Boli. Hat-tip to the slightly-off topic recent musings over at The Panda’s Thumb.
Spurred by recent activity on a post on the Young Australian Skeptics site about the ingredients in homeopathy, I decided I would search my house for any homeopathic products my parents were sneakily keeping hidden from me. Not long after searching, I found this:
It’s a cream manufactured by a company called ‘Brauer Natural Medicines’, and claims to be a topical cream for the “temporary relief of strains, sprains, bruising and sore, aching muscles”, with a homeopathic active ingredient: 1X Arnica montana. This [...]
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Have you ever visited this website?
‘Monkeybiz’ is a non-profit organisation that helps disadvantaged people in South Africa by selling artwork created from small beads that are made by the women themselves that need the financial aid. It’s a good organisation: the women don’t have to leave home, they can do traditional artwork and get paid for it, and there’s no big corporate boss leaning over them and telling them to work faster. Basically, if you want some artwork made by these women, you send in your [...]
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