Articles Filed Under: Medicine

  • Do you have the right to die?
  • I find it absolutely chilling that anyone would presume to force a competent adult into living, when he or she chooses not to do so. The audacity to assume that society or law can ethically claim more power over a person’s life and body than the person herself, is anathema. To force someone to suffer who would prefer to stop suffering is what torturers do. Not a sane society. Mercifully and gently Read More...

  • Is Medical Force Justified?
  • There is a surprising lack of knowledge amongst the public concerning laws regarding their rights over their own person. Read More...

  • Is Chronic Pain Your Fault?
  • "Chronic pain isn’t just a symptom. It should be regarded as a disease in its own right and it is now time that training and resourcing for pain management services reflected this. ... Specialist pain services are either nonexistent or stretched to breaking point with general physicians receiving minimal training on pain in their whole career."
    ~ Professor Harald Breivik [1], president of the Euro Read More...

  • Endemic Iatrogenia and Medical Incompetence
  • Le Chatelier’s Principle indicates that any process tends to set up conditions opposing the further operation of that process [98]. This is in part due to entropic decay (i.e. because of the operation of physical laws and thermodynamics), and in part due to the very nature of complex systems. Where by complex systems I mean those systems which incorporate random, nonrandom, and chaotic recursive e Read More...

  • Is Experimenting on Humans Justified?
  • There is a long and loathsome history of medical experimentation on frequently unwilling people. Sometimes at the behest of government, sometimes under the false rubric of war necessity, sometimes in the thrall of fiscal inducement from pharmaceutical corporations, and sometimes purely out of maleficence guised as “research”. Sadly doctors have all to often been willingly complicit in Read More...

  • Is Neuroimaging Pseudo Science?
  • A few years ago a happily married school teacher with an exemplary record suddenly began to sexually molest children [51]. He was arrested, found guilty, and remanded for sentencing. Read More...

  • Psychiatric Medicine is a Fraud
  • “We need a program of psychosurgery and political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind Read More...

  • Is Clinical Psychology a Fraud?
  • The short answer to this question is a categorical “Usually ... yes it is.”. However this is too simplistic an answer, for science is assuredly not the only valid way of moving through life and the world, or of assessing the utility of one set of variables over another in helping a troubled client or friend. Read More...

  • Is Personality Testing a Fraud?
  • In the above drawing I have tried to reproduce the beauty of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of Squidward Tentacles. Leonardo’s painting is universally acknowledged as a work of genius. Yet this genius so well shown in Da Vinci’s painting, can only hint at the rich personality within the being that was Squidward Tentacles. Read More...

  • Psychopaths in power
  • In this article I argue that our world is ruled by functional psychopaths. Functional psychopaths have a grandiose conception of themselves. They are capable of closely mimicking normalcy so as to convincingly appear to be what they are not. They are driven by one fundamental drive - a lust for power matched and dominance. This is matched only by their utter inability to care who is harmed along t Read More...

  • Are Pandemics Profitable?
  • In my article regarding fear induction as a means of social engineering, Is Fear induction Social Engineering? I referred to the use of propaganda and public relations techniques which have been developed to maintain a certain level of background fear in the citizenry as a whole. There I also discussed some of the tenets of social turbulence theory, and its applicability to acculturation Accultur Read More...

  • Hypersexualisation and Neurosexism
  • Hypersexualisation (as well as Neurosexism, discussed later) is the extreme use or portrayal of sex, sexual characteristics, overemphasis on gender, physical abuse due to gender, or extreme use of sexual innuendo while downplaying of other human characteristics such as intelligence, learning, and so on. To a large extent hypersexualisation has been an economic as well as a genetic predisposition t Read More...

  • Attacking the Disabled
  • Below is a picture of current U.S. head of state, the execrable Donald Trump. He was speaking at a rally loudly mocking a physically challenged man. Even going so far as to pantomime his disability. He was applauded and cheered by his audience [1, 2] Read More...

  • Is Medical Belief Harmful?
  • Today Canada’s Minister of Health Rona Ambrose, effectively banned safe injection sites. Read More...

  • Is Poverty a Disease?
  • Aetiology is a complex subject. Yet there is one cause so obvious that it ought to be the first line of attack - poverty. Poverty has a direct relationship to disease. There are the clear examples of infectious disease such as malaria, tuberculosis, etc. which have been repeatedly shown to be linked to lack of clean water, sanitation, food, money, and access to medicines. Read More...

  • Is Traditional Chinese Medicine a Fraud? (Yes)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in its various forms and pharmaceutical sales is a $115,000,000,000 USD per annum business [1]. Yet despite many papers purporting to support various aspects of TCM, there is essential no proper scientific support for any of its methods, treatments, or claims. Its only replicable efficacy is the placebo effect. Read More...

  • Is Naturopathic Medicine a Fraud? (Yes)
  • In that article I discuss the unfortunate accreditation malaise infesting medicine in general. I point out that accreditation is not necessarily synonymous with competence, scientific understanding, scientific validity, or even the ability to improve a patient’s quality of life. Indeed, as I indicated therein with many citations, even scientifically based medical treatment all too often results in Read More...

  • Is Chiropractic Medicine a Fraud?
  • From its inception in the late 19thcentury, chiropractic medicine has been alleged to be little more than for-profit fraud perpetrated against people in pain. Read More...

  • Physical pain, long term illness, and spirit
  • Pixie is blind and almost deaf. I found her half starved and dying outside my door one day three years ago. Now she is doing ... sort of okay. She is still health challenged. Despite being much recovered she is still very weak. Because she is blind she walks into things all the time, falls, and gets lost very easily. Because she is almost deaf she cannot use sound to help her navigate. She is also Read More...