Over the past few years, I’ve given more than 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 …
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.
Oct 14 2020
The Omnia Radiation Balancer is a small sticker claimed to harmonise and balance the radiation from wireless devices. According to Omnia’s website, it is vital that you apply one sticker to each of your devices, “because each device is bringing you into contact with the imbalanced energy of microwave radiation”. The stickers start at £54 …
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