charlatan

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First, allowing health claims based only on traditional use is an invitation for charlatanry.
It played a big part in exposing intellectual and academic corruption in general--for example the charlatanry and incompetence of the Australian Left's hero-historian, the Lenin Jubilee Medalist Manning Clark.
What I would rather not do, frankly, is go into a lot of charlatanry about that.
25) They are amazingly well done, considering that translation can expose charlatanry quicker than any sleuth.
Wilson's account fails to describe the enormous budget of deception, charlatanry, careerism, ill will, and ignorance that underlies so much of the politics in question.
He describes the various "ritual specialists" who perform these rites, most of them doubtless with sincere intent, but sometimes descending into charlatanry, like the she-pa, ritual extractors of "foreign objects" said to be lodged in the body of a sick person (pp.
This leads him into some splendid attacks on charlatanry masquerading as truth.
In the 1830s and '40s, however, visitors to the same region confronted a hotbed of social experimentation--religious enthusiasm, social reform, utopianism, and charlatanry of every description.
Acknowledging the deliberate amphiboly of Heidegger's usage of the word, Young suggests: "In an imperfect world, it is hot uncommon to find genius go hand in hand with a touch of charlatanry (or, more charitably, showmanship)" (p.
Stephens and Winkler 1995, 365, on the Iolaos and Tinouphis fragments: 'Both focus on areas in which religion could and often did cross over into charlatanry, both mix in sex and low life in metrical form, both are written in a vigorous but hardly elegant Greek, both are full of textual errors, neither shows a trace of serious purpose.
There is the unhappy case of Edwin Holt, a student of William James, who resigned from Harvard because of his disgust with what he called the academic "game of self-advertisement and charlatanry.
Any attempt to eliminate charlatanry would have been out the question, given its close links with mainstream physic and its popularity.