Critical Thinking

Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design is the idea that life as we know it was designed and that evolution is a myth. It is essentially creationism dressed up to sound sciency and so the claim is presented without all the religious terminology. This topic has popped up because the Discovery Institute, the primary […]

Is Intelligent Design scientific?

Goop Health
With a hat-tip to Orac for the term “quackiest quackfest”, we have the news that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand held the quackiest quackfest of 2018 – the “GOOP Health” conference in New York. Goop is not about bulk-selling pseudoscientific nonsense, instead it is an attempt to cast an aura of credibility […]

Goop Health, one of the quackiest quackfests of 2018

Professor Edzard Ernst
Professor Edzard Ernst has a new book coming out that he has co-authored with Dr Kevin Smith, of Abertay University in Dundee entitled “More Harm Than Good?”  (The link to a pre-order for it is here on Amazon, it comes out on 18th Feb). So this happened … speaking ahead of […]

Professor Edzard Ernst at war with Prince Charles over homeopathy

alternative medicine cancer cure
The Good Thinking Society has posted up a list that reviews for a lot of Alternative Medicine treatments that are claimed as cures for Cancer … Good Thinking are extremely concerned about fundraising appeals designed to raise money for seriously ill people to receive alternative therapies that are not considered […]

Treating Cancer – snake oil does not actually work