As the Singh V BCA case continues to unfold, I couldn’t help but notice that recent developments continue to fit nicely with the Python’s Holy Grail. Following on from Part 1, I have therefore summarised things once again with some simple plagiarising….
KENT: Halt! Hallo! Hallo!
CHIRO #1: 'Allo! Who is zis?
KENT: It is Jack of Kent and these are the Skeptics from the Pub. Whose clinic is this?
CHIRO #1: This is the clinic of the British Chiropractic Association
KENT: Go and tell your president that we have been charged by Singh with a sacred quest. If he will join us on our quest for unequivocal evidence of the efficacy of chiropractic methods for the treatment of asthma and childhood diseases such as colic, we will cease our criticising of his methods.
CHIRO #1: Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen... Uh, he's already got a plethora of evidence.
LEWIS: He says they've got a plethora of evidence.
KENT: Are you sure he's got a plethora?
CHIRO #1: Oh, yes, it's very nice-a [To Other Chiro’s] I told him we already got a plethora.
OTHER CHIROS: [Laughing]
KENT: Well, um, can we come up and have a look?
CHIRO #1: Of course not! You are Skeptic types-a!
KENT: Well, what are you then?
CHIRO #1: I'm an Alternative Medicine Practitioner! Why do think I have these outrageous methods, you silly skeptic!
COLQUHOUN: What are you doing in regular medicine?
CHIRO #1: Mind your own business!
KENT: If you will not show us the plethora of evidence, we shall complain to the Advertising Standards Authority!
CHIRO #1: You don't frighten us, Skeptical pig-dogs! Go and boil your rational bottoms, sons of a critical thinker. I blow my nose at your, so-called Simon Singh, you and all your silly S-Skeptics. Thppppt!
GIMPY: What a strange person.
KENT: Now look here, my good man!
CHIRO #1: I don't want to talk to you no more, you placebo controlled double blind clinical trial conductor! I crack bones in your general direction! Your Stephen Fry is a rationalist and your Dawkins smells of reason.
ZENO27: Is there someone else up there we could talk to?
CHIRO #1: No, now go away or I shall sue you a second time-a!
KENT: Now, this is your last chance. I've been more than reasonable.
CHIRO #1: Right, take down the websites!
[Sound of web sites crashing all around and business cards burning]
To be continued …. Perhaps.