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TheESP - Ep. #226 - Credo, ergo sum

TheESP – Ep. #226 – Credo, ergo sum

A bit less COVID-19-heavy episode this week with the news that May 2020 saw the highest concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere ever recorded and it was also the hottest May ever. 6 years ago, ...

TheESP - Ep. #225 - Evidence of homeopathic proportions

TheESP – Ep. #225 – Evidence of homeopathic proportions

On this week's episode we celebrate the new era of commercial space flight brought about by SpaceX, then a bit of skeptical history, talking about Gérard Sède and the Priory of Sion hoax. After poking ...

TheESP - Ep. #224 - An AntivaxxiNational crisis

TheESP – Ep. #224 – An AntivaxxiNational crisis

This week Pontus and Andras try their best to keep your spirit up while talking about the saddening advent of conspiracy theories and an ever growing antivaccination sentiment. We talk about the great and controversial ...

TheESP - Ep. #223 - Conversation therapy in the time of Plandemic

TheESP – Ep. #223 – Conversation therapy in the time of Plandemic

On this week's episode we start by the funny PA of Deutsche Bahn then turn towards the story of psychic Peter Hurkos who was born on this day. The latest from the Catholic Church reveals ...

TheESP - Ep. #222 - Susan Gerbic, Wikipedia & changing the world page by page

TheESP – Ep. #222 – Susan Gerbic, Wikipedia & changing the world page by page

This week our team welcomes Susan Gerbic back to the show to talk about her and Mark Edward's sting operations to reveal psychics and their techniques in conning people and why Wikipedia is probably the ...

TheESP - Ep. #221 - Thou shalt not bleach the beach

TheESP – Ep. #221 – Thou shalt not bleach the beach

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP - Ep. #220 - A crazy world of COVIDcidences The three of us are back to bring you the latest from Europe. We're saddened by the (not ...

TheESP - Ep. #220 - A crazy world of COVIDcidences

TheESP – Ep. #220 – A crazy world of COVIDcidences

The ESP - European Skeptics Podcast · TheESP - Ep. #220 - A crazy world of COVIDcidences This week, in the absence of Jelena, Annika Harrison joins us to bring you news and curiosities from ...

TheESP - Ep. #219 - Wining about COVID-19 (cheers!)

TheESP – Ep. #219 – Wining about COVID-19 (cheers!)

This week Deborah Hyde joins us to bring you news and interesting topics to cover with us. We start by mentioning how VoF (Sweden), the GWUP (Germany), ComCept (Portugal) and ARP-SAPC (Spain) make efforts to ...

TheESP - Ep. #218 - All Pell Breaks Loose

TheESP – Ep. #218 – All Pell Breaks Loose

This week we bring you news and topics from all over Europe again. We start by talking about the unfortunate death (probably of Covid-19) of a board member of VoF. After that we're looking back ...

TheESP - Ep #217 - Online skepticism vs politics and miracles

TheESP – Ep #217 – Online skepticism vs politics and miracles

ECSO President Claire Kraulik-Klingenberg joins us for this week's episode to bring you news and topics from all over the continent. Skeptics in the Pub Online is now a thing, popping up everywhere, while power ...

TheESP - Ep. #216 - Look WHO's talking

TheESP – Ep. #216 – Look WHO’s talking

      This week an old friend of ours Brian Eggo from Glasgow Skeptics joins us to bring you a show packed with news, thoughts and curiousities.We talk about how Skeptics in the Pub ...

TheESP - Ep. #215 - Snippets for the time of quarantine

TheESP – Ep. #215 – Snippets for the time of quarantine

We are bringing you a selection of topics this week, some Corona-related and some aren't: In the meantime, QED organisers ask you to hold your travel arrengements at this time... The Vatican issues a decree ...

TheESP - Ep. #214 - Don't Panic!

TheESP – Ep. #214 – Don’t Panic!

The three of us finally reunite for yet another show featuring an update on the COVID-19 situation and the GWuP cancelling SkepKon 2020. Then, after an interview with Annabel Bligh of the Anthill Podcast, we ...

TheESP - Ep. #213 - Double feature - Lithuanian Skeptics plus Parlia.com

TheESP – Ep. #213 – Double feature – Lithuanian Skeptics plus Parlia.com

This week we have no less than two separate interviews, both of which we’ve been looking forward to for some time. First, we talk to Šarūnas Bačiliūnas, the founder of the rather new “Lithuanian Skeptic ...

TheESP - Ep. #212 - Corona Corona Corona

TheESP – Ep. #212 – Corona Corona Corona

This week it cannot be helped that a lot of the episode is about different aspects on the Coronavirus and Covid-19. But we also want to remind everyone about our SkepKon raffle where we have ...

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TheESP - Ep. #172 - The Measles Disaster, Abortions and Lying Stones

TheESP – Ep. #172 – The Measles Disaster, Abortions and Lying Stones

Become a Patron! In this week's episode we have some remarks about the EU Elections, before we hear about the Beringer hoax and his lying stones. The pope has outrageous views on abortions and thinks ...

TheESP - Ep. #171 - Rigvir with Austra Muizniece

TheESP – Ep. #171 – Rigvir with Austra Muizniece

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week we welcome back Latvian activist Austra Muizniece, fearless fighter against the fake 'cancer treatment’ Rigvir. Shamelessly and corruptly approved in Latvia just two days before Latvia joined ...

TheESP - Ep. #170 - Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Nonsense

TheESP – Ep. #170 – Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Nonsense

Become a Patron! In this week's episode we talk about ‘kwakzalverij’, the Pope’s new Olympic ambitions (and female football team) and other papal adventures. There are steep fines coming for German vaccination dodgers and a ...

TheESP - Ep. #169 - SkepKon Raffle, MSSX, Hitler's diaries and Papal Heresy

TheESP – Ep. #169 – SkepKon Raffle, MSSX, Hitler’s diaries and Papal Heresy

Become a Patron! In this week's episode we announce the winner of our SkepKon raffle! We also invite you to take GapMinder's test to see how well you know the state of the world before ...

TheESP - Ep. #168 - Vaccinations, Electric Cars and Greta Thunberg

TheESP – Ep. #168 – Vaccinations, Electric Cars and Greta Thunberg

Become a Patron! This week we first discuss the scientific method and remember Louis Pasteur, plus we anticipate Pope Francis’ upcoming Vatican revolution. Then in the news we talk about Ukraine election results, a homeopathic ...

TheESP - Ep. #167 – Notre-Dame, Measles quadruples and Hungary wants to control Facebook

TheESP – Ep. #167 – Notre-Dame, Measles quadruples and Hungary wants to control Facebook

Become a Patron! This week we discuss the Notre-Dame fire before we celebrate this week’s icon, the Hungarian astronomer and skeptic Iván Almár. The Measles epidemic is getting even worse with the WHO showing a ...

TheESP - Ep. #166 - A Black Hole, Two Popes and HPV vaccination works

TheESP – Ep. #166 – A Black Hole, Two Popes and HPV vaccination works

Become a Patron! This week we celebrate the first picture of a black hole, Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday and the fact that we can poke two Popes in one week. HPV vaccination is shown to really ...

TheESP – Ep. #165 – April fools, Rigvir Scandal and Unicorn Awards

TheESP – Ep. #165 – April fools, Rigvir Scandal and Unicorn Awards

Become a Patron! This week we talk about some great April Fools’ pranks, we look at the Vatican’s new child abuse law, mumps outbreak in Madrid, climate change models being validated in new observations. We ...

TheESP - Ep. #164 - Annika @ SkepKon, ESC, HPV, climate change & Jehova's witnesses in schools

TheESP – Ep. #164 – Annika @ SkepKon, ESC, HPV, climate change & Jehova’s witnesses in schools

Become a Patron! This week we welcome Annika Merkelbach from Germany back to the show to talk about the upcoming skeptical convention SkepKon, GSoW and her series of interviews on Skeptical Inquirer's website. We also ...

TheESP - Ep. #163 - Hitler's Pope, vaccine hesitancy, clinical trial reporting and blasphemy laws

TheESP – Ep. #163 – Hitler’s Pope, vaccine hesitancy, clinical trial reporting and blasphemy laws

Become a Patron! In this episode: ‘This week we bring you topics and news about SkepKon in Germany and the 38th Anniversary of the premier of Quark, Italy's most famous science show hosted by Piero ...

TheESP - Ep. #162 - Canali on Mars, Pell in jail and the Daily Mail gets it right

TheESP – Ep. #162 – Canali on Mars, Pell in jail and the Daily Mail gets it right

Become a Patron! No shortage of interesting topics after two interview episodes in a row!In this episode: ‘Canali’ on Mars (or rather not), we catch up on the Pope and especially Cardinal Pell, a huge ...

TheESP - Ep. #161 - Pixie Turner: No need to Diet

TheESP – Ep. #161 – Pixie Turner: No need to Diet

Become a Patron! On this Episode: We catch up with Pixie Turner who has just released "The No Need to Diet Book". She tells us all about the book, how most people has an unhealthy ...

TheESP - Ep. #160 - Jay Novella & The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

TheESP – Ep. #160 – Jay Novella & The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week we're joined by Jay Novella for an interview in which we talk about his new position as a full-time employee of SGU Productions, what it means for ...

TheESP - Ep. #159 - Fake News by Orban, German court vs Heilpraktiker 1-0 & Brian Bashing the Bishop

TheESP – Ep. #159 – Fake News by Orban, German court vs Heilpraktiker 1-0 & Brian Bashing the Bishop

Become a Patron! In the abscence of Pontus, Jelena and Andras are joined by Brian Eggo to bring you a new show full of news and interesting topics including two events coming up (SkepKon 2019 ...

TheESP - Ep. #158 - Rosalind Franklin, Goop on Netflix and age-old drinking myth debunked

TheESP – Ep. #158 – Rosalind Franklin, Goop on Netflix and age-old drinking myth debunked

Become a Patron! We bring you news and stories from the world of skepticism again this week, including: Rosalind Franklin's namesake rover to go to Mars to look for traces of life, Philippe de Cherisey ...

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TheESP - Ep. #122 - The Illuminati, vaccination news, exorcism, bad doctors and Factfulness

TheESP – Ep. #122 – The Illuminati, vaccination news, exorcism, bad doctors and Factfulness

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:27 Greetings Massimo Polidoro's book on the Colosseum Massimo Polidoro's new YouTube series 'Strange Stories' CICAP Fest ...

Episode #121 - Dan Katz and Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Episode #121 – Dan Katz and Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Become a Patron! On this Episode: We talk to Swedish renowned Psychologist and Skeptic, Dan Katz. Dan specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has a very cool book out which is on its way ...

Episode #120 – Homeopathy Awareness Week, anniversaries, awards and Fact-checking Day

Episode #120 – Homeopathy Awareness Week, anniversaries, awards and Fact-checking Day

Become a Patron! On this Episode: It was Homeopathy (and Chiropractic) Awareness Week, but wee had a lot of other stuff like anniversaries and awards to talk about on this episode, including 2 years of ...

Episode #119 - Polio, Hungarian Election, and BS Statistics

Episode #119 – Polio, Hungarian Election, and BS Statistics

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week Brian Eggo sits in for Jelena as we talk about Hungarian elections, a medium shocked to discover that people sometimes commit fraud, HIV deniers in Russia, Hans ...

Episode #118 - Marko Kovic: Problems in the Skeptical Movement?

Episode #118 – Marko Kovic: Problems in the Skeptical Movement?

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week we talk to Marko Kovic, social science researcher and former President of the Swiss Skeptics (Skeptiker Schweiz). We discuss his recent blog post "Some problems of the ...

TheESP - Ep. #117 - Attack on our website, great minds, MMS, apitherapy and other quackeries

TheESP – Ep. #117 – Attack on our website, great minds, MMS, apitherapy and other quackeries

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:27 Greetings BBC Radio 4's Analysis: How dictators survive 00:06:40 This Week in Skepticism The death of ...

Episode #116 - Diana Barbosa and the latest in Portugal

Episode #116 – Diana Barbosa and the latest in Portugal

Become a Patron! On this Episode: Diana Barbosa is back to the show after two years to bring us up to date with skepticism related issues in Portugal. She talks about regulations regarding alternative medicine, ...

TheESP - Ep. #115 - Books and app for skeptics, exorcism, vaccinations and INH gone international

TheESP – Ep. #115 – Books and app for skeptics, exorcism, vaccinations and INH gone international

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:27 Greetings Upcoming book by Steve Novella and the SGU rogues: 'Skeptics' Guide to the Universe' (available ...

Episode #114 - Ovidiu Covaciu and vaccination in Romania

Episode #114 – Ovidiu Covaciu and vaccination in Romania

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This week we had Ovidiu Covaciu back on the show to talk about his assessment of the situation in Romania regarding vaccinations and the spread of vaccine preventable diseases ...

TheESP - Ep. #113 - Women in Science, measles epidemic, flat Earth and Susan Gerbic's adventures

TheESP – Ep. #113 – Women in Science, measles epidemic, flat Earth and Susan Gerbic’s adventures

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:26 Greetings New book out by Sharon Hill Ernst: 'Scientifical Americans' First two episodes of Radio CICAP out 00:12:53 ...

Episode #112 - Slovenian Skeptics

Episode #112 – Slovenian Skeptics

Become a Patron! On this Episode: This episode features Slovenian skeptics Maja, Nejc and Mark who run the monthly Ljubljana Skeptics in the Pub and the website skeptik.si. Please also check out our event page ...

Episode #111 - Radio CICAP, Sitp & governments tackling measles, holocaust and burkas

Episode #111 – Radio CICAP, Sitp & governments tackling measles, holocaust and burkas

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Out-takes Show Notes: 00:00:26 Greetings New book out by Sharon Hill Ernst: 'Scientifical Americans' First two episodes of Radio CICAP ...

EPISODE #110 - Devil's Footprints, Irish Cancer and The Backfire Effect

EPISODE #110 – Devil’s Footprints, Irish Cancer and The Backfire Effect

Become a Patron! Segments: Intro; Greetings; This Week in Skepticism; News; Analysis; Really Wrong; Quote; Outro; Outtakes Show Notes: 00:00:26 Greetings New book out by Edzard Ernst: "More Harm than Good" The Pope condemns fake ...

Episode #109 - Burzynski, measles, an anti-vaxxer in court and science in the Parliament

Episode #109 – Burzynski, measles, an anti-vaxxer in court and science in the Parliament

Become a Patron! This week we bring you some good news about Britt Hermes' crowd funding campaign run by the Australian Skeptics, a bit of an update on LSD and what a good trip is ...

Episode #108 – Britt Marie Hermes and Eran Segev

Episode #108 – Britt Marie Hermes and Eran Segev

On this Episode: This week we bring you an interview with Britt Marie Hermes and Eran Segev regarding the lawsuit against Britt Marie. Britt Marie has been taken to court in Germany by US-based naturopath ...

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Episode #075

Episode #075

This week's episode brings you a lot of news and interesting topics from the world of skepticism across Europe. Firstly, please, consider helping Hayley Stevens raise money to help others attend QED 2017. Then listen ...

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Episode #074, feat. Teddy Winroth

  On Episode #074 we interview Teddy Winroth, Swedish psychologist and criminologist, concerning a legal scandal regarding several murder cases in Sweden (Sture Bergwall and the 'Kevin' case). Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with ...

Episode #073

Episode #073

This week brings you a segment on Florence Nightingale, events across Europe and skeptical news including the latest success story of the Good Thinking Society with getting eBay to remove a dangerous product (Black Salve) ...

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Episode #072, feat. Alan Henness

  On this episode we interview Alan Henness, co-director of The Nightingale Collaboration, a UK-based group focusing on questionable claims in healthcare. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with Alan Henness; Farewell; Out-takes Show notes: 00:00:00 ...

Episode #071

Episode #071

This week brings you March for Science, a correction from Bethania Palma regarding last weeks interview, Catherine of Siena, more bad measles news in Europe, BBC and homeopathy and new fact checking tools on Google ...

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Episode #070, feat. Bethania Palma from Snopes.com

  This week’s episode is entirely dedicated to our interview with Snopes.com fact checker and journalist, Bethania Palma. We also talked about March for Science across Europe. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with Bethania ...

Episode #069

Episode #069

This week we are bringing you an episode packed with news, important events and topics from all over Europe: Autism Acceptance Month, World Homeopathy Awareness Week, poppy seeds causing false positive drug tests, public opinion ...

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Episode #068, feat. Sofie Vanthournout

  The episode was almost entirely dedicated to our interview with the Director of Sense about Science EU, Sofie Vanthournout. We talked about their upcoming project, Evidence Matters EU, the expansion of the Ask For ...

Episode #067

Episode #067

This week we talked about how fake news are a bit more complicated than that, Vaxxed still growing its audience, Rudolf Steiner and his anthroposophy and schools, Massimo Polidoro having a new book out, ComCept's ...

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Episode #066, feat. Hayley Stevens

  This week we interviewed award-winning blogger and paranormal investigator Hayley Stevens. We talked about becoming a skeptic after believing, how applying the right way of thinking and the best methods can help us understand ...

Episode #065

Episode #065

This week we're back with the regular segments discussing lots of different topics ranging from Chickenpox, SpaceX, Newton and Fake News to what happened #LastNightInSweden after all, how Bild is fighting falsehoods, March for Science ...

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Episode #064, feat. Florent Martin

  This week we interviewed Florent Martin, who's one of the founders of the French organisation Observatoire Zététique that investigates unusual claims in Grenoble and all over France. Segments Intro; Greetings & Feedback; Interview with ...

Episode #063

Episode #063

On this week's episode we talk about the antivax movement and what we can do about it, then move on to talking about Derren Brown's work, whether fortune tellers will be out of Hungarian mainstream ...

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Episode #062, feat. Michael Marshall and Fiona O’Leary

  This episode is entirely dedicated to one topic, which is the latest wrongdoings of the antivaccination campaign, namely the screenings of the pseudo-documentary "Vaxxed - From Cover-up to Catastrophy". Our guests, with whom we ...

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Episode #061

This week we are talking about well known quack and discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield and his campaign promoting 'Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe', a pseudo-documentary that promotes the false idea of vaccines causing autism and ...

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Episode #023

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, including trends in the perception of climate change, Prince Charles promoting quackery again and a small infant in Hungary dying of malnutrition with the assistance ...

Episode #022, feat. Sanal Edamaruku

Episode #022, feat. Sanal Edamaruku

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Sanal Edamaruku, founder, president and editor of Rationalist International, author of 25 ...

Episode #021, feat. Marit M. Simonsen

Episode #021, feat. Marit M. Simonsen

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, along with an interview, featuring Norwegian blogger, podcaster, science educator and skeptical activist, Marit M. Simonsen, who's also the former president of the Norwegian skeptic ...

Episode #020, feat. Chris Peters from Sense About Science

Episode #020, feat. Chris Peters from Sense About Science

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Chris Peters, the scientific affairs manager at Sense About Science, the UK-based ...

Episode #019, feat. Dr Julia Offe

Episode #019, feat. Dr Julia Offe

On this episode, you'll find news, events and interesting topics, along with an interview, featuring Dr Julia Offe, board member of the German skeptical organisation GWUP (Society for the Scientific Investigation of Parasciences), head of ...

Episode #018, feat. Massimo Polidoro

Episode #018, feat. Massimo Polidoro

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Italian psychologist, author and investigator Massimo Polidoro, who's co-founder and executive director ...

Episode #017, feat. Marko Kovic

Episode #017, feat. Marko Kovic

Featuring a short interview with Marko Kovic, president of the Swiss skeptical organisation Skeptiker Schweiz. We talked about the recent developments of the status of alternative medicine in Switzerland. Segments: Intro; Greetings & Listener feedback; ...

Episode #016, feat. James "The Amaz!ng" Randi

Episode #016, feat. James “The Amaz!ng” Randi

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with the “Face of the skeptical movement” (quote from Ray Hyman): James “The ...

Episode #015, feat. Antonia de Oñate

Episode #015, feat. Antonia de Oñate

Featuring a short interview with Antonia de Oñate, CEO of the Spanish skeptical organisation Spanish Rational Alternative to Pseudoscience – Society for the Promotion of Critical Thinking (ARP-SAPC) Segments: Intro; Greetings & Listener feedback; On ...

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A new radio spot for TheESP is released!

We have a new radio spot out for you to listen to. Hope you'll like it. If you think our show is worth recommending to others, please help us spread the word by sharing it ...

Episode #014, feat. Prof Willem Betz

Episode #014, feat. Prof Willem Betz

Along with a usual run-through of feedback and events across Europe in the coming week, this episode is dedicated to our interview with Belgian skeptic and co-founder of SKEPP, Professor Willem Betz. We talk about ...

Episode #013, feat. Vassilena Valchanova & Liubomir Baburov

Episode #013, feat. Vassilena Valchanova & Liubomir Baburov

Featuring a short interview with Vassilena Valchanova and Liubomir Baburov, founders of the Bulgarian organisation called Ratio and organisers of Sofia Skeptics in the Pub. Segments: Intro; Greetings & Listener feedback; On this day; What's ...

Episode #012, feat. Andrew Copson

Episode #012, feat. Andrew Copson

Featuring skeptic events in the coming week across Europe and an interview with Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, former director of the ...

Episode #011, feat. Raffaella Vitali

Episode #011, feat. Raffaella Vitali

Featuring a short interview with Raffaella Vitali, the only Italian editor of the international Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project, lots of skeptic events across Europe and much more. Segments: Intro; Greetings; Listener feedback; On ...

Episode #010, feat. Prof. Edzard Ernst

Episode #010, feat. Prof. Edzard Ernst

Featuring skeptic events in the coming week across Europe and an interview with Professor Edzard Ernst, researcher of complementary and alternative medicine, the first ever Professor of Complementary Medicine in the world, author of several ...

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