Is the Prosperity gospel fraud?

In the age of google those that promote weird or bizarre claims are being challenged as never before because we no longer have to simply accept their word, we can look it up, and this is especially true of the Prosperity gospel. Justifying the Prosperity gospel As I’m sure you are aware, at least I hope … Read moreIs the Prosperity gospel fraud?

Caveat emptor: Please buy my “How to get instantly rich” scam

If you surf the Net with Ad-Block off, you will no doubt at some point spot something like this … For the curious, I found that one on the Christian Post website as a sponsored ad, so it can only lead me to ponder the ethics involved in their willingness to host a scam. Wow it sounds … Read moreCaveat emptor: Please buy my “How to get instantly rich” scam

The Detox myth busted

There is a really really good article over on the UK’s Guardian by Dara Mohammadi. For background, he is a Health and Science writer at the Guardian, also presents the Lancet’s news podcast, and is a senior assistant editor at the Lancet. “Detox” is one of those extra special words that if encountered should trigger … Read moreThe Detox myth busted

Quackery and Cancer Care

Brian Palmer has a great article over in slate all about the deployment of Reiki and reflexology as cancer cures. He writes … Most treatments at U.S. cancer centers are evidence-based and cutting-edge. In recent years, however, some of our great temples of healing have begun to dabble in the unscientific and the prescientific. Integrative care centers … Read moreQuackery and Cancer Care

Scam Alert: If Facebook offers you different colours – Avoid, it is a con.

The Inquirer reports … THE SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has been hit by a scam tempting users to change the colour of the web site. The scam involves inviting users to change the colour of their Facebook to pink, red or black for a limited time only. A link within the post then prompts the user … Read moreScam Alert: If Facebook offers you different colours – Avoid, it is a con.

Burzynski clinic’s quackery

Andy Lewis of Quackometer wrote a great article here exposing how the Burzynski clinic are scamming parents desperate for a cure for critically ill children … in that article he raised some very valid concerns … Burzynski is a ‘lone genius’. Great scientific medical cures rarely stem from single individuals. They are the result of … Read moreBurzynski clinic’s quackery