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 Post subject: The Red Flags of Quackery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:46 am 
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Check it: http://sci-ence.org/red-flags2/

Some things to keep in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I like those. Especially: “Buy my book” for when they can’t say “read my peer-reviewed journal article.”


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it's like this was made for vantine!

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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The Minchin Declaration (as seen in Storm)!

I love this! I have to combat people who believe in this stuff on a DAILY basis.

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Arsenic and sharks cured my lupus!

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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esme wrote:
it's like this was made for vantine!

+1 yummy!

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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coldandsleepy wrote:
Arsenic and sharks cured my lupus!
coldandsleepy said it worked, so that's why I did it. Testimonials are rad.


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But what do I do if my chakras are clogged?

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paprikapapaya wrote:
But what do I do if my chakras are clogged?

master cleanse


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JillW wrote:
paprikapapaya wrote:
But what do I do if my chakras are clogged?

master cleanse

As advised in Dr. Oz's new book How To Cleanse Your Chakras In 5 Easy Ways. Now with a forward by Deepak Chopra! Available at all major book retailers for $25.99 (price does not include chakra cleansing kit).

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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Meggs wrote:
coldandsleepy wrote:
Arsenic and sharks cured my lupus!
coldandsleepy said it worked, so that's why I did it. Testimonials are rad.


Thanks for spreading the good word... because of that, I will let you participate in my next study on sharks/arsenic (sharksenic). For only $20.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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After posting this, I stood in line behind a woman buying 3 giants bags of lemons, a bunch of cayenne, and 2 jugs of maple syrup at the co-op... and bit my tongue so hard it nearly bled.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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torque wrote:
esme wrote:
it's like this was made for vantine!

+1 yummy!

I love you all so much!

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Also note that if your body was really “off balance” or needed help “removing toxins.” You’d be at a real doctor, not buying herbs at CVS, because your skin would be yellow and you wouldn’t be able to stand.

There is no such thing as “Western Medicine.” Only medicine that has been proven to work, and medicine that has either not been proven to work, or proven not to work. If you want to group them, I propose “Medicine” and “crepe.”

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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coldandsleepy wrote:
Meggs wrote:
coldandsleepy wrote:
Arsenic and sharks cured my lupus!
coldandsleepy said it worked, so that's why I did it. Testimonials are rad.
Thanks for spreading the good word... because of that, I will let you participate in my next study on sharks/arsenic (sharksenic). For only $20.
I will start telling people about your book NOW. It's going to be revolutionary!


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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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This why I love the PPK. Thank you all.


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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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Shark enemas cured my jitters.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I've started using a homeopathic tincture of shark. I drip a drop on a sugar tablet twice daily and throw it away.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I liked this view on homeopathy: http://xkcd.com/765/


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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I love Mitchell and Webb's Homeopathic A & E: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0


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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I am SO OFFENDED. Just because you people want to fill your bodies with toxic chemicals and aborted fetuses and pig's blood doesn't mean SOME of us aren't entitled to being IN TOUCH with OUR BODIES. I'd prefer to use positive energy to allow my body to heal itself, thank you. I had a second cousin who sat on a train next to a man whose neighbour got bitten by a poisonous snake, and he healed himself with beeswax and faith (which are NATURAL), so I know it works.

You're all brainwashed by the pharmaceutical companies because they control the government and they're just trying to keep us sick so we have to buy more of their medicine. FOOLS.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I love this thread.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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She's in touch with her body, alright. *wink* I didn't know that "Pharmaceutical Company" was code for Hitachi Magic Wand.


poopiebitch wrote:
I am SO OFFENDED. Just because you people want to fill your bodies with toxic chemicals and aborted fetuses and pig's blood doesn't mean SOME of us aren't entitled to being IN TOUCH with OUR BODIES. I'd prefer to use positive energy to allow my body to heal itself, thank you. I had a second cousin who sat on a train next to a man whose neighbour got bitten by a poisonous snake, and he healed himself with beeswax and faith (which are NATURAL), so I know it works.

You're all brainwashed by the pharmaceutical companies because they control the government and they're just trying to keep us sick so we have to buy more of their medicine. FOOLS.

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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I love this!!! I have to forward it to my friends and family. I have one family member who absolutely worships Dr. Oz and has gone as far as writing him numerous emails, buying $300 in Dr. Oz recommended supplements , and trying every crazed diet money hungry Oz promotes each week. I have another family member who has pissed away hundreds of dollars on quacks that claim to heal him through magnets, drinking $100 cleansing smoothies, and the latest is taking pills made from breast milk.


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 Post subject: Re: The Red Flags of Quackery
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I loved this way too much. It drives me nuts when I talk to people who are apparently too skeptical and awesome to believe in God, yet believe in things like "energy" and "toxins" without any kind of evidence. (As well as astrology and Tarot card readings, usually.) Just say no to bogus beliefs!

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