The perfect murder

March 29, 2008

This post is dedicated to the memory of Ling ‘Carrie’ Wang.

I have never met Carrie, but her death has been reported in a few papers. Details of how and why she died are hard to come by. The coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure, and there’s some information in this article in the Daily Mail, and this article in the Newcastle Chronicle. Read the rest of this entry »


Playing with kiddies toys

February 17, 2008

I have discovered some disturbing things about homeopaths in the last few weeks. It’s partly from the comments in “Blogging the Organon”, but I’ve done some research of homeopathic websites & forums to try to void my conclusions. Sadly, no joy. Read the rest of this entry »

Samuel Hahnemann was a good guy

February 16, 2008

I’ve been following progress on “Blogging the Organon” , which at the time or writing has got to Paragraph 36 of the Organon – the principal work of the founder of homeopathy. Viewed as a historical document, it’s quite interesting.

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The Royal College of Alternative Medicine

January 23, 2008

Another page which has disppeared from the Quackometer website, reincarnated by Google Cache and reproduced here for the benefit of posterity.

Mugsandmoney just loves Joseph Chikelue Obi and his attempts at self-promotion. After all, without people like him, what purpose would there be to life?

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Joseph Chikelue Obi

January 23, 2008

Joseph Chikelue Obi seems to be a very strange person, and a bully to boot. He seems to have taken a dislike to one of the Web’s nicest characters, the little black duck; and he has made big bad wolf noises to shut down his website.

Mugsandmoney doesn’t like this, so we reproduce below one of the pages he has taken exception to. Frankly, I’d be flattered if anyone worked their way through 5,000 web pages to find out more about me, and I’m puzzled that Joseph Chikelue Obi doesn’t like all the publicity.

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The Nutrition and Health Institute – Dodgy adverts, Dodgy products

December 6, 2007

“The Nutrition and Health Institute are conducting a FREE TRIAL of a new natural supplement that we believe in conjunction with changes to diet and lifestyle could reduce both getting up at night and the likelihood of getting Prostate Cancer. “

(Edited from a thread in the Badscience Forum; acknowledgements to the others, principally ControlFreak and Rayatseagal for their contributions. The thread started on November 18, 2007 and finished on December 6.) Read the rest of this entry »

Miranda Holt in the Argus

November 28, 2007

WARNING – the health advice which follows is misleading, inaccurate, and dangerous. Meningitis is a serious illness which can cause death. If you suspect that you or anyone you know is suffering from meningitis, then you are advised to seek emergency medical attention immediately. Mumps is also potentially serious and you should consult a doctor.

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Official recognition of Electrosensitivity – True or False

October 27, 2007

There’s a claim today (October 12, 2007) that a branch of the British government has classified Electrical Hypersensitivity (EHS) as a disabling disease. It’s not true. Read the rest of this entry »