Thanks to the Olympics I’ve been in a debate on Facebook about the efficacy of “Cupping” which in case you need me to say it I think is absolute nonsense, woo, and quackery. The conversation covers the usual territory in that there are a couple of people chiming in saying “well it worked for me“.

Why We Need Science: “I saw it with my own eyes” Is Not Enough

I recently wrote an article for a community newspaper attempting to explain to scientifically naive readers why testimonial “evidence” is unreliable; unfortunately, they decided not to print it. I considered using it here, but I thought it was too elementary for this audience.

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