"Dr." Christopher Maloney, meet Barbara Streisand. Yes, as in the "Streisand Effect." Babs, meet Chris. Charmed.
Parents waiting for vaccinations can provide their children with black elderberry, which blocks the H1N1 virus.
My father smells of elderberries, and he's never had H1N1, so I think this is true.
Anyway, some haters and devotees of soulless "science" think that naturopathy is junk science. One such hater is a guy named Michael Hawkins, a student who wrote a letter to the editor in response to "Dr." Maloney and blogged about him. You could read the blog yourself. Except WordPress yanked his blog because "Dr." Maloney complained about it. [Edit: in the updates, someone else takes credit for doing this.]
1. Increasingly, one of the most prominent attributes of junk-science peddlers is that they are aggressively censorious. Junk scientists sue, subpoena, and suppress because they can't refute. [Edit: this point remains, as the person now taking credit for getting the blog pulled is definitely a junk-science fellow traveler.]
2. This blog uses WordPress software, but thankfully is not hosted on WordPress, which apparently either (1) has an extremely unreliable system for determining which posts should be pulled down, or (2) is run by spineless shitweasels.
3. Hat tip on this post to PZ Myers. He is unable to address anything related to religion without sounding like a preening, self-satisfied taint, and his angry obsession with marginalizing the morals, intellect, and social worth of people like me is just precious, like a very angry toddler with a lisp. But he would never, never try to have this blog shut down for saying so.
Edited on February 18, 2010: Someone purporting to be Christopher Maloney appears in the comments to respond (well, technically, he's responding to PZ Myers, but it's applicable here.) He (1) defends his assertion about elderberries, and (2) claims he did not seek to have the blog censored. Read it and draw your own conclusions about someone who thinks that being criticized on the internet is like the Salem witch trials.
Further edit: this is an interesting discussion of why Mr. Maloney's assertions lack adequate scientific basis, to which Mr. Maloney responds with the same spammed comment.
Further edit: An entirely different and more nutty quack — a guy who thinks that cancer is primarily caused by self-esteem issues — says that it is he, not Maloney, who got Hawkins' blog pulled. To the extent that Maloney is merely a quack and not a censorious one, I apologize to him. However, he's a twit for comparing being criticized on the internet to being persecuted in the witch trials.
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