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    The author presents some general information about naturopathy and then begins to claim that it is “riddled with quackery” in the first paragraph. Thus, leading the reader into a bias opinion about any possible treatment with this particular CAM treatment. The information does try to persuade the audience but with an ample amount of information for both sides of the potential argument. This is important because the reader is educated on both sides in order for them to make their own decision about using CAM therapies. The reader can only do this because the information is reliable and the author does not appear to be affiliated with the sources he uses. The charts and statistical information shown in some of the articles disclose proper references from the original sources. Thus, the accuracy of the site seems to be legit. Overall, the text follows basic grammar…

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    ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Quackery There are many conclusions that can be drawn from this article and the ignorance on the part of Phil Robertson is a substantial one. In Phil Robertson’s quote to GQ magazine it is likely that his intent is not to be offensive but the author, Charles Blow, points out that it is just as bad if not worse. I feel that Blow’s stance is that you can’t give Robertson a pass for his ignorance because that would include giving him a pass for his racism as well. Another…

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    at the complexity of quackery. One way that Dickens illustrates quackery is by showing its affects on upper and lower class citizens. Zvi Fuks and Baruch Modan wrote the article, “The Story of ‘Joseph M.’: Mass Media against ‘Medical Bureaucracy’”. “Joseph M.” was a cancer patient in the 1980s that demanded to be treated with DMBG (dimandelonitrile-betaglucuronic acid), a type of medicine that the media claimed would cure cancer (338). However, the drug had not been made in large quantities or…

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    conclusion. This example demonstrates how this psychological mechanism of bias when looking at information can lead to irrational decisions and injustice. Apart from social problems, the confirmation bias also has more serious implications. In “Riveted”, Davies suggests that one of the main supporters of medical quackery is the confirmation bias, as it causes us to notice the cases when a cure works, while ignoring all the cases when it failed to cure or even worsened the disease. This also is…

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    Let’s see, the United Nations has had 64 years to resolve this issue. I SAY, we move their entire operation to North Korea, that way they won’t have so far to go to figure out what needs to be done. I’m willing to bet this issue will either be resolved the day after the move, or we will have finally got shed of that pesky group of criminals that can’t seem to get anything done. The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed on July 27, 1953, and was designed to "insure a complete cessation of…

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    Linus Pauling was a very facile scientist. He is known by his colleagues to be the most influential chemist since Lavoisier (who was, in the 18th century, recognized to be the founder of the modern science of chemistry.) For a man that lived on this earth only 93 years, he made many strides in his areas of expertise. This was mainly chemistry, physics and molecular biology. He studied the nature of the chemical bond; also with Vitamin C, which he proclaimed could be a preventive for colds.…

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    person finds a particular experience of the past as more powerful than anything evoked by present life experience, it is possible that a past life memory is accurate. Although hardly scientific, this method is often used as a measure of the memory's validity. Proving whether PLRH is an effective means of therapy or not is very difficult to answer. But one major concern in that field however, is that most PLRH therapists only have very little formal training. In that alone breeds a serious…

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    someone – it’s up to the court of law, and not the court of public opinion, to determine guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Stripping Cosby of his degrees will set the precedent that retaining academic merits are at the whims of public opinion. As The New York Times noted, disgraced Watergate President Richard Nixon and Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe are among those still possessing honorary degrees from American universities, since we were able to divorce the degree from the person’s conduct.…

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    The nineteenth is the century of the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, in a long series of bloody and demoralizing European wars ; the dismemberment of the Turkish Empire by the Greek Revolution, and of the Spanish Empire by that of Mexico and South America; the repeated revolutions in France; the War of 1813 between England and the United States; the War between the United States and Mexico; the War between the Northern and Southern States of the American Union; the unification of Germany,…

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    fight! We’ll have to, to reach the snake! But let’s not lose sight now of what we’re supposed to be d-doing! We’re the only ones who can end it!” The Harry Potter series wouldn’t be a series without Hermione. Without her courage and intellect, The Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone would have been a single foreshortened novel ending with Harry and Ron strangled by Devil’s Snare. Most of the time, Hermione only need rely on her keen intellect to rescue her friends and untangle the many mysteries,…

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