Mark Twain’s misguided obsession with alternative medicine

Mark Twain’s misguided obsession with alternative medicine

Harriet Hall | 
[Mark] Twain was raised with alternative medicine. His mother, Jane Clemens, dabbled in everything from homeopathy to spiritualism to patent ...
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Debunking anti-aging myths and why no ‘single intervention’ is going to help us live forever

Harriet Hall | 
Today there are countless modern versions of the Fountain of Youth. Dietary supplements and other treatments are claimed to reverse ...
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Viewpoint: God, by definition, cannot be ‘all powerful’

Colin McGinn | 
The traditional definition of God credits him with three attributes: moral perfection, omniscience, and omnipotence. … But is that right? ...
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Alternative medicine a scam? New book exposes the lack of scientific rigor of ‘complementary’ treatments

Harriet Hall | 
As the world’s first professor of complementary medicine, Dr. Edzard Ernst set out to apply rigorous scientific standards of evidence ...
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How ‘human errors’ challenge intelligent design theory

Nathan Lents | 
When Charles Darwin first proposed natural selection as the mechanism of evolutionary change, he provided many different lines of reasoning ...
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Viewpoint: Peggy Sarlin’s ‘Awakening from Alzheimer’s’ offers ‘false claims, false hope’

Harriet Hall | 
[S]cientists are diligently working to understand [Alzheimer’s] disease and find an effective treatment. Others apparently think they needn’t bother. A ...
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