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Regulation of alternative medicine: why it doesn’t work, and never can

October 15th, 2012 · 14 Comments

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The Scottish Universities Medical Journal asked me to write about the regulation of alternative medicine. It’s an interesting topic and not easy to follow because of the veritable maze of more than twenty overlapping regulators and quangos which fail utterly to protect the public against health fraud. In fact they mostly promote […]

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The University of Aberdeen and its vice chancellor, Ian Diamond, step back from the brink?

April 27th, 2012 · 29 Comments

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It is with a sinking heart that I write this post. Last summer, my son graduated from Aberdeen (in politics and international relations). He enjoyed his time there. It’s a wonderful place with some very distinguished alumni. It’s had a good reputation in science and medicine.
So why has the University of Aberdeen […]

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Steiner Waldorf Schools Part 3. The problem of racism

December 16th, 2010 · 286 Comments

This is the third part of a series of guest posts on the curious Steiner Waldorf cult
The first part was The true nature of Steiner (Waldorf) education. Mystical barmpottery at taxpayers’ expense. Part 1
Part 2 was The Steiner Waldorf cult uses bait and switch to get state funding. Part 2

This post deals with the […]

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The Steiner Waldorf cult uses bait and switch to get state funding. Part 2

October 21st, 2010 · 103 Comments

This is part 2 of a critique of Steiner Waldorf schools. Part 1 was The true nature of Steiner (Waldorf) education. Mystical barmpottery at taxpayers’ expense. Part 1
The part 3 is Steiner Waldorf Schools Part 3. The problem of racism.

This essay is largely devoted to the methods used by the Steiner movement in the […]

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The true nature of Steiner (Waldorf) education. Mystical barmpottery at taxpayers’ expense. Part 1

October 6th, 2010 · 105 Comments

The part 2 is The Steiner Waldorf cult uses bait and switch to get state funding. Part 2.
The part 3 is Steiner Waldorf Schools Part 3. The problem of racism.

I have to admit that until a few years ago I had thought of Steiner schools as being rather cuddly experiments in progressive education. […]

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Tags: Academia · anthroposophy · Steiner · Waldorf