This Report a Rort blog aims to provide current, comprehensive information for the public on what is required, and who to send their complaints to when it comes to reporting pseudo-scientific products.
By using Report a Rort anyone should be able to effectively streamline the submission process because of concise, easy to access legal information; without which submission could be useless.
Report a Rort should be able to effectively equip the public with the web-based tools required to capture, and store pertinent information for submissions for use by the governing bodies to which the information is supplied.
An amateur skeptic.
Rational and geeky – I support free-thinking; and encourage investigation. I have a strong interest in science generally, new technologies, and their potential application to the real world.
My personal attraction to combating medical psuedo-science in particular comes from my experience in dealing with my own mothers’ credulous faith in Alternative therapies during her battle with lung cancer; she put her faith in to religious artifacts like holy water, “scientific” ionizing lens-shaped crystals, Feng shui, aloe vera gel, and various ointments.
I take consolation in that she was also being medically treated by excellent doctors and had the opportunity to use some of the newest medication available to Australians at the time.
I dislike ignorance and apathy.
Generic disclaimer: My views are my own and should not be regarded as professional advice. ❤