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Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

Over the past few years, I’ve given almost 100 free talks to skeptics in the pub groups, humanists, students, conferences, degree courses and comedy festivals – including my talks: Adventures in pseudoscience – a fun journey through almost a decade of my skeptical activism and investigations Diluting NHS Homeopathy until it’s just a memory – a …

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NHS Bristol ends funding for homeopathy, ending all homeopathy commissioning in England

Today, CCGs in the Bristol area became the latest and final NHS England CCGs to end the commissioning of homeopathic remedies, marking a significant victory in our long-running campaign to challenge NHS spending on the pseudoscientific treatment. Michael Marshall, Project Director of the Good Thinking Society, said: “We are very pleased to see the Bristol …

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Facebook found to be promoting ‘dangerous’ homemade cancer cures (The Telegraph)

Health campaigners have criticised Facebook after a Sunday Telegraph investigation found that the social network has been promoting dangerous homemade cancer “cures” more prominently than information from charities including Cancer Research UK. Vulnerable people desperately searching on Facebook for information about cancer treatments are shown a series of groups which included adverts and discussion about …

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Universities unwittingly funding videos from discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield (The Times)

British universities have funded anti-vaccination videos through adverts on YouTube channels linked to the discredited former doctor Andrew Wakefield. King’s College London, the University of East Anglia and De Montfort University are among advertisers on videos such as Legally blind from the MMR vaccine. They appear on the Vaxxed TV channel, a spin-off from a film …

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