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The Saga of Psychic Sally and the Persistent Skeptics

Sally Morgan calls herself “the original 21st Century medium.” Her Facebook page has over 93K “likes”. Her bio reads: Sally’s sell out theatre shows have been seen by a staggering half a million people, her hit television shows are watched by millions and her books are best-sellers! With her unique personality, refreshing approach and uncanny…

Society awards Wakefield a golden duck for quackery

Andrew Wakefield, discredited over autism-MMR vaccine link claims, is named Good Thinking Society’s Golden Duck winner. Struck off MMR doctor handed award for ‘lifetime achievement in quackery’ | The Guardian. Andrew Wakefield, the doctor struck off the medical register for his discredited research that claimed to find a link between autism and the MMR vaccine,…

Once again, a challenge to U.K. psychics to show their stuff

Merseyside Skeptics are giving the UK’s top psychics, including Sally Morgan, the opportunity to demonstrate they can talk to the dead Calling all psychics: a chance to prove your powers in a scientific test. Although the chances that mediums really can contact the dead are probably infinitesimally remote, the persistence of belief in psychic powers…

‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ mag threatens legal action against Simon Singh (UPDATE: libel backtracking)

Simon Singh threatened with legal action for criticising health magazine The science writer and libel reform campaigner Simon Singh has been threatened with legal action after criticising an alternative health magazine on Twitter. Earlier this week, Singh took to the social media network to denounce a magazine called What Doctors Don’t Tell You (WDDTY). Described…

Singh bashes Prince of Wales for being ‘ideologically fixated’ about alternative medicine

Prince of Wales ‘ideologically fixated’ about alternative medicine, says Simon Singh – Telegraph. The Prince of Wales refuses to accept the failings of alternative medicine despite compelling evidence that it provides little benefit to patients because he is ‘ideologically fixated’, one of Britain’s leading science writers warned yesterday. The heir to the throne will not…

Sally Morgan’s lawyer says she won’t show up and quit bothering her; she’s busy

From Simon Singh: Sally Morgan’s lawyer sends me an email – slsingh’s posterous. On Friday evening, I received an email from Sally Morgan’s solicitor, Graham Atkins of Atkins Thomson. He has “17 years experience in the legal aspects of the media, reputation management and branding industries”. The email is headed “STRICTLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL – NOT…

Simon says it’s simple, Sally. Show scientists the stuff

Simon Singh explains why he hopes psychic Sally Morgan will take up an offer to demonstrate her powers in a scientific test… We’re giving Sally Morgan the chance to prove her psychic powers Sally herself, on several occasions and in her recent statement, has said: “I totally respect cynics and sceptics as if we don’t…

“Trick or treat”: the popularity of herbs, supplements and homeopathic meds

Trick or treat?. About two out of three Australians use some form of traditional or alternative medicine – from vitamins and minerals to fish oils, homeopathic concoctions, and herbs such as St John’s wort and evening primrose – and with 10,000 such medicines available it is now a $1.2 billion-a-year business. But according to MacLennan, much of…