You may have heard of Judith Acosta. She’s one of the dreaded Huffington Post‘s resident blogwarts and pimps H2Omeopathy on a fairly regular basis. Yes, I know all the articles in HuffPo’s Healthy Living section should be tagged May Contain Nuts, but Acosta has been trying really hard at beefing up her cognitive dissonance. Try this quote:
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.
This does not often happen. I was settling down to get some real work done, of the sort that’s supposed to bring in money, when the SO grabs me by the scruff of the neck and drags me to the computer. A finger shaking with barely suppressed fury is pointed at the screen and the dread command “Blog this idiot!” is issued.
Can I finish my lunch, at least? Apparently I can, but impatience is visible. I secure my post-meal mug of tea and am free to investigate. What’s it all about?