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Charles Champions Unreason

Prince CharlesThales is a lone skeptic from darkest Devon, (the home of crystals, white witches and alternative practitioners). MSS have kindly agreed to let him vent his spleen on their website from time to time.

The Prince of Wales continues to confirm his well earned reputation as the country’s leading crackpot. Charles can rant as much as he likes about the carbuncles of modern architecture and town planning, but when it comes to health, he abuses his position of authority in his tireless advocacy of the integration of unproven quackery into mainstream medicine at the tax payers’ expense.

The Prince, talking recently at the annual conference of The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment declared his pride at being regarded as anti-enlightenment.

“We cannot go on like this, just imagining that the principles of the Enlightenment still apply now. I don’t believe they do” – Source: The Times

As a reminder, the central principles of the eighteenth century enlightenment were freedom, democracy and reason, and as historian Peter Gray says, “Lead to the scientific method, religious tolerance, and the organization of states into self-governing republics through democratic means.” Read the rest of this entry »

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