Monday, 8 June 2009

Simon Singh

I am not sure if many of you are aware of the atrocious state of British libel laws, but to cut a long story short, Singh has criticised the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) over some of their claims. Specifically, Singh wrote:

  • "The British Chiropractic Association claims that their members can help treat children with colic, sleeping and feeding problems, frequent ear infections, asthma and prolonged crying, even though there is not a jot of evidence. This organisation is the respectable face of the chiropractic profession and yet it happily promotes bogus treatments."
The BCA in turn have taken legal action against Singh, who, under the UK libel laws, is required to prove his innocence. The case hinges on the word 'bogus' (which the Cambridge Dictionary defines as 'false, not real or not legal').

For anyone who buys in to the paleo concept, this case could have massive ramifications in the resistance against those that maintain and profit from the content of the current food pyramid.

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