Michael Marshall – Project Director Co-founder of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-organiser of the QED skeptical conference, 'Marsh' was the project leader and figurehead of the 10:23 Campaign, aimed at raising public awareness of homeopathy - resulting in international coverage and worldwide skeptical involvement. With a background in marketing and communications, his skeptical activism has included testing psychic claims, trialling sports performance wristbands, interviewing proponents of alternative beliefs and exposing the influences of PR in journalism.
Aug 05 2021
Good Thinking welcomes new Standards from the Professional Standards Authority, and the withdrawal of the Society of Homeopaths
The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has announced new Standards for voluntary registers of healthcare providers, causing the Society of Homeopaths (SoH) to withdraw from the accreditation scheme. The PSA – the government body which oversees and accredits healthcare bodies – has included in their new Standards a ‘public interest’ test, which will weigh up whether the …
Jan 11 2021
The Professional Standards Authority has suspended the Society of Homeopaths’ accreditation, after the SoH failed to meet conditions imposed upon it.
Aug 09 2020
Aug 01 2020
The Telegraph looks at how crowdfunding campaigns for health treatments can have a sinister side, and how the pandemic has caused a surge in “scammers” who are copying the accounts of cancer sufferers in order to take the money for themselves.
Jul 29 2020
A month after saying a dietary supplement could prevent Covid-19, Orewa psychic Jeanette Wilson now claims a bluetooth device she’s selling can dose vitamins “vibrationally”. But Medsafe, the Commerce Commission and a physicist are warning consumers to be wary of the claims. A self-proclaimed spirit medium, healer and “psychic surgeon” who recently said a dietary …
Jul 17 2020
Jul 15 2020
When Sean Walsh was told his cancer had returned, he rejected conventional treatment. A well-known figure on Liverpool’s music scene, he documented his search for alternative ways of managing his condition for his followers. He also used thermography, heat images of the body, which are promoted by some as an alternative to conventional scans.
Jul 15 2020
Sean Walsh was 20 when he found out his cancer was back. He’d been in remission for less than two years and was determined that this time round, he would not have conventional treatment. He turned down chemotherapy in the hope that he could cure his Hodgkin’s Lymphoma through an alternative approach, including a vegan …