what is science?

 That’s a question that many science blog-posts examine, implicitly if not explicitly. I do it here (quite a lot, recently!) when writing about various pseudo-scientific claims, & the same goes on over at Sciblogs NZ. It’s an interesting question that sometimes receives rather slick, glib answers. Over at Science-Based Medicine, Kimball Atwood has written a […]

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should universities offer courses in ‘alternative & complementary therapies’?

 An article in the Sydney Morning Herald tells its readers: Scientists urge unis to axe alternative medicine courses. According to the article,  [a]lmost one in three Australian universities now offer courses in some form of alternative therapy or complementary medicine, including traditional Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractics, homeopathy, naturopathy, reflexology and aromatherapy. We were talking about it […]

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