Bill Hatto © Francine Scrayen leaving the Coroner’s Court.
Once again, the Time of Twattery is upon us. It must be something in the water. It’s the only explanation for homeopaths dashing off WTF-ridden Cease and Desist orders to bloggers who have the cheek, the gall, the unmitigated sense of moral duty to expose the brain-shattering inanity of their dumbfuck “teachings”. Yes, scare quotes. If it doesn’t scare you that in the 21st century there are credulous ignorami lapping up the complete balderdash they spout as if it were Divine Guidance flowing from the Fount Of All Wisdom, then you might want to revise by reading some of the posts in the Homeopathy section.
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This is the sort of thing that makes responsible and informed people go apeshit: firstly, the erroneous claim of a ‘cure’ for autism; secondly that this ‘cure’ should be that notorious mixture of sugar pills and antediluvian bullshit frequently referred to as homeopathy.
The culprit? Amy L. Lansky, whose PhD is presumably in talking out of her arse (“It’s in computing: close enough” – the SO). This is her webshite, which is proof positive that a PhD in computing does not make you a competent web designer: ImpossibleCure.com.
Keeping it simple today. I just received this, so I’m passing it on. Good projects, useful work. Get involved. Involves no sugar pills, baking soda, or other form of piss-taking.
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In Eugène Ionesco’s one act play La Leçon, the Professor’s faithful housekeeper repeatedly warns him to stay away from broaching the seemingly safe and unthreatening subject of arithmetic because “l’arithmétique mène au pire” (“Arithmetic leads to the worst”). Quite what “the worst” is, we only find out at the end, by which time it’s far too late for the infuriatingly dim student.
Homeopathy is generally presented as safe and unthreatening (except of course to Big Pharma). It too can lead to the worst.
Today, we have two stories for you, split over two posts for ease of reading, and also because I expect to swear quite a lot in the second one.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.