My view on chiropractic is simple…it has been shown that chiropractic is based on non-scientific ideas, and various studies and trials reinforce that position. In other words, trials indicate that chiropractic is "bogus".
The recent situation with Simon Singh has rattled my cage, so to speak, and I have included some links here regarding the current situation…which I see very much as a fight of reason against superstition and nonsense. Much like homeopathy and other pseudosciences, we need to be on the guard against the new witch doctors.
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth – never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key. – Carl Sagan
Simon Singh: principled and brave
The Law Has No Place in Scientific Disputes
Singh the blues
Simon Singh to Appeal Bogus Decision
Simon Singh is appealing!
Simon Singh to appeal libel decision
Chiropractic – as modest today as in 1913?
Simon Singh will appeal! Keep the Libel Laws out of Science
Silenced, the writer who dared to say chiropractice is bogus
Review of libel law called for by comedians
Science writer will appeal libel case ruling
Singh plans to appeal ruling in libel case
Britain Chills Free Speech
Chiropractic: a bogus treatment for bedwetting?
Simon Singh and the Bogus Chiropractic Association
Simon Singh loses first round in chiropractic fight – May 08, 2009
Singh Case Update: A Real Pain in the Neck!
How I Really Feel About Chiropractors
Chiropractic Health Care: Science or Religion?