Just what is “magical thinking”?

I’ve been hearing the phrase “magical thinking” for a few years now, ever since I began to take an interest in what skeptics were saying about alternative medicine.   It’s generally a derogatory term, the ‘magical’ bit seeming to be the antithesis of sensible science, which uses “critical” thinking.(1)  And then just recently, I noticed…

Why isn’t there more evidence for osteopathy? Latest thoughts following on from my chat with Simon Singh

Edited and updated June 2016. This has been one of the most popular blogs on osteofm.com.  The most significant change is to the paragraph titled “Osteopathy needs different sort of research to standard scientific research”.  I have altered this in the light of the work being done by CauseHealth. It’s been many months since I…