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natural cancer cures

A positive attitude does not cure cancer, any more than a negative one causes it. --Siddhartha Mukherjee*

Google "natural cancer cure" and you'll get about 54,000,000 results ("cancer alternative" brings up 316,000,000). I didn't need to do the math to know that I couldn't review all these natural cures unless I lived another one or two hundred years. At the top of the heap is Webster KehrWebster Kehr's Cancer Tutor. He says there are more than 20 ways to turn cancer cells into normal cells. Though there are millions of people with cancer and thousands of scientists treating cancer patients and doing cancer research, Kehr claims that "Inexpensive, safe and gentle cancer treatments (with 90% cure rates) have existed for decades, but very, very few people know these treatments even exist." Wow. I didn't know that very few people knew that. "The reason the media blacklists the truth about the 90% cure rate treatments is that the media is owned by multi-billionaires and the treatments that have 90% cure rates are not profitable enough to satisfy their lust for profits." Naturally. Another thing I'll bet you didn't know is that a dentist named William D. Kelley cured cancer in thousands of patients. He's unknown because he "used products that cannot be patented.">>more

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astrology

In a nutshell: Astrology is the idea that the stars, planets, and other objects in the sky shape who you are and what your life will be like. The science doesn't favor this idea.

Astrology is a kind of fortune telling based on the positions of stars, planets, and other objects in the deep sky (called celestialobjects). Astrologers believe that the position of celestial objects affect what kind of personality you have and also cause such things as forest fires, floods, volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes.>>more

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Skeptical Investigations (or Skeptical About Skeptics)

( This review is of the Old version of the website; the new version is prettier, has a new title, and no longer lists dead people as active members. The new version of Skeptical Investigations is now called Skeptical About Skeptics. )

Skeptical Investigations (and Skeptical About Skeptics) is registered to Rupert Sheldrake and is said to be

organized by the Association for Skeptical Investigation, the purpose of which is to promote genuine skepticism, the spirit of enquiry and doubt, within science. This includes an open-minded investigation of unexplained phenomena, a questioning of dogmatic assumptions, and a skeptical examination of the claims of self-proclaimed skeptics.>>more

 

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