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ChildSmile – a complement, not an alternative, to fluoridation

New Zealand Health Boards already run elements of the Scottish ChildSmile dental health programme and do not see it as an alternative to community water fluoridation I am currently dealing with family issues so am reposting this article, “ChildSmile dental … Continue reading

The Alternative Medicine Racket

We are so used to the bad press that pharmaceutical companies and the health service get that it is worth standing back and having a critical look at what the “natural”/alternative health industry gets up to. And that is not … Continue reading

Alternative reality of anti-fluoride “science”

Paul Connett made many unsupported claims in his presentation against community water fluoridation (CWF) to Denver Water. Here I debunk a claim where he rejects most scientific studies on the cost-effectiveness of CWF. Connett asserted two things in his presentation: … Continue reading

The alternative to science?

A couple of recent popular science articles really seem to have got the creationists going. First there was the New Scientist article Creationists declare war over the brain describing the attacks made by people like Jeffrey Schwartz and  Mario Beauregard … Continue reading

Secular alternatives to religious communities

Ron Brown at The Frame Problem has an interesting post Doubt in and faking of faith, and the need for secular alternatives to religious communities. He comments on the reasons for religious belief: “People receive religious belief and ritual indoctrination … Continue reading

ADHD and fluoride – wishful thinking supported by statistical manipulation?

Finding reality needs more than wishful thinking. The problem is that statistical arguments often provide a jargon to confirm biases. Image credit: Accurate Thinking Versus Wishful Thinking in Gambling I worry at the way some scientists use statistics to confirm … Continue reading

Fluoridation – A new fight against scientific misinformation

The new Canadian fluoride-IQ study has certainly created some sensational reporting. On the one hand, anti-fluoride campaigners are lauding the study as the best things since sliced bread and seem sure it will lead to the end of community water … Continue reading

Politics of science – making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

Anti-fluoride activists have some wealthy backers – they are erecting billboards misrepresenting the Canadian study on many New Zealand cities – and local authorities are ordering their removal because of their scaremongering. Many New Zealanders are concerned at the scaremongering by … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride activists misrepresent a new kidney/liver study

A new study reporting the ranges of values for kidney and liver parameters in a healthy population is being actively misrepresented by anti-fluoride campaigners. The Fluoride Action Network’s (FAN) latest bulletin claims the study shows “that fluoride at commonly experienced … Continue reading

MH17 tragedy- 5 years on

A recent video prepared by independent reporters places serious doubt on the scenario for the MH17 tragedy promoted by pro-western investigators. Five years on from the MH17 tragedy and attribution of blame is still a huge problem confounded by political … Continue reading