The Pen is Mightier Than the Chiropractor

I meant to provide this update last week, but Things got in the way.

Anyway, I blogged before about the libel case involving a writer, Simon Singh, in the Guardian newspaper and the British Chiropractic Assoiciation (BCA). The BCA had sued Singh for writing that there was “not a jot of evidence” to support their claim that chiropractic could help with a whole range of conditions including asthma and colic.

The end of last week, the justices gave their verdict. The judgment can be most concisely summarized by quoting one line:

“Scientific controversies must be settled by the methods of science rather than by the methods of litigation.”

In short, Singh won his case. A more complete retelling can be found at the Jack of Kent blog, which is highly recommended.


One comment on “The Pen is Mightier Than the Chiropractor

  1. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

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