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The Nosferatu Diet

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On August 3, 2016
Above: Peter Thiel We’ve had many ridiculous medical fads in the history of the United States and lord knows we have them today (I for one am shocked at how many upper middle-class white people already concerned with food and bodies have suddenly developed an intolerance for gluten. Talk about a targeted demographic!). So the […]

Quacks in Haiti

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On March 3, 2010
Peter Lipson has an interesting post about the unsurprising failures that naturopathic peddlers have faced in the wake of the Haitian catastrophe. Apparently, people wallowing in the aftermath of a natural disaster tend to be unimpressed by the results of cure-all vitamin C injections and are audacious enough to reject magic beans homeopathy in favor […]

Homeopathy is Crap, vol. MMCVIV

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On October 30, 2009
This video has been making lots of people laugh and/or seccuss their heads against the wall on the science and med blogs this week. It’s almost too painful to watch — the jaw-dropping butchery of physics is only the beginning — but there’s so much great dope in here, you really have to endure at […]
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