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The harassment must cease, the shameless harassers must be named.

Anonymous asked: “to the people asking for evidence on these accusations: missing the point. Believe survivors.”

“I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.” — Douglas Adams

I admit I have been very lax in my baboonology for the bulk of this year. This is a combination of mostly having better things to do coupled with what I guess can be called cognitive RSI – the gibberish at freefromthoughtblogs and skepchick, for me, is a cumulative toxin and repeat exposure does not allow for immunisation, but rather the nausea has steadily increased to the point that it is now actually painful to see. Nevertheless, I have maintained a reasonable level of awareness of their relentless psychodramatics and 唱板板 via private channels and various news feeds.

It was the latter that pointed me to a link containing the first quote above, which leapt out from the surrounding sea of yet another pernicious, well poisoning, muckraking, pro-baboon tumblr page. The statement in itself maligns no one directly – its real repugnance lies in what it expects of the reader. It is perhaps the most succinct précis I have seen to date that represents what, ultimately, is freefromthoughtblogs’ and skepchick’s true mission statement –

“scrutinise and question everything; ‘everything’ of course, does not include us. Us you believe, always and without evidence, for we are faith based organisations. Every time you doubt anything we say, no matter how preposterous, we drown a kitten”. (more…)

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Contrary to popular belief, there are enormous inherent dangers to the seemingly safe and natural practice of homeopathic therapy. In fact, every year thousands of innocent people fall victim to the tragedy of accidental homeopathic overdose.

They drown.

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All jokes aside, whilst the best response in most cases to the alt.medicine brigade (entirely impervious to reason, shame and common decency) is ridicule, it has to be remembered that the industry as a whole is entirely complicit in largely unpublicised, yet extremely widespread needless misery, suffering and death.

The abuses range from the extreme where a couple allowed their baby daughter to die of eczema (try and think of a worse way to die) by withholding conventional medical treatment and opting for homeopathy (more…)