The problem with YouTube is that they will suspend accounts at the merest hint of a complaint…justified or not. And there isn’t anything in JREF videos that should be banned. Some people my opt to feel "offended" but that’s just too bad. JREF is one of those candles in the dark, a shining beacon in a world where superstition, uncritical thinking and charlatans are allowed to flourish. We need the JREF and all its resources to fight all this nonsense. Of course I could join the chorus and shout "YouTube sucks!"…but that would be too obvious ;)
Well, now that the Formula 1 Grand Prix has started, it was wonderful to see the UK TV coverage return to the BBC with Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and accompanied with some great computer graphics. I’m sorry ITV, but the BBC win this feature hands down!
We all know that the mechanisms that psychics use are based on lying to people, fooling people, to fraudulently represent what they are doing. So I am at a loss to explain why the government knowingly awarded cash to “self styled” mediums Paul Rees and Deborah Rees. If anything, in my opinion, those who claim they are “real” psychics or mediums should be treated as criminals.
I will criticise religion. I will make fun of it. Because clear and critical thinking demands it. Religions have, for far too long, abused their powers and used their influences and dogma to persecute people, and lead others into a world where "the word" is absolute and people are not allowed to think for themselves. So I absolutely will be critical of religion where warranted.
It shouldn’t have surprised me but, in hindsight it now seems obvious, Ofquack is very much dependent upon fees from particular practitioners of pseudoscience…the dreaded witch-doctors known as homeopaths.
Ofquack is a meaningless entity, regulating meaningless practices. Well, that’s not actually true. Some of these practices are dangerous, and I somehow doubt that this council can regulate these practices…rather the council is all up for actively promoting such nonsense.
The MHRA has upheld the complaint about the wording used to advertise the medical efficacy of Prince Charles’s Dutchy Originals "Duchy Herbals Echina-Relief Tincture" and "Duchy Herbals Hyperi-Lift Tincture".