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Old 01-11-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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Shit Medicine

Something close to my heart is shit medicine- alternative and complementary medicine as people like to call it

here is an example of a shit medicine practitioner suing a skeptic should be an interesting case

more about this later- and maybe on my pet topic of shit medicine - Homeopathy! - AKA water

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Old 01-11-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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Shit medicine is sloppy research and doctors who make mistakes. Homeopathy doesn't even qualify as shit medicine, it's just retarded gibberish whose only redeeming feature is that by comparison it makes a lot of other ricockulous nonsense seem slightly less insane (e.g., healing crystals).

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Old 01-11-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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For example this - the rise in cases of measles in England and Wales which can be attributed to the idiocy over the MMR vaccine promoted way out of proportion by the media.

Measles is a disease that kills - MMR has never been proven to be connected to autism - yet idiot parents will not protect their children from a fatal disease just because some sham tells them that some bad research may have connected it to incidences of autism- forgetting the clearer diagnosis of autism and increasing ability to recognise it in primary heaklthcare!

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Old 01-11-2009, 05:59 PM   #4
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:00 PM   #5
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Shit medicine is sloppy research and doctors who make mistakes. Homeopathy doesn't even qualify as shit medicine, it's just retarded gibberish whose only redeeming feature is that by comparison it makes a lot of other ricockulous nonsense seem slightly less insane (e.g., healing crystals).
true that - it doesn't even aspire to reach to be shit medicine but I still have to rant about it somewhere

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Old 01-11-2009, 06:03 PM   #6
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:30 PM   #9
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If you sell something, you should be held accountable for your claims - absolutely - but I'm glad there's an alternative medicine industry.

We pay monopolistic prices for our healthcare here in the US in large part because that sector is bereft of market forces. I welcome what little competition they get.

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Old 01-11-2009, 07:02 PM   #10
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"There is no such thing as Alternative Medicine. There are practices that work and those which don't. The first is called Medicine."

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Old 01-11-2009, 07:09 PM   #11
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"There is no such thing as Alternative Medicine. There are practices that work and those which don't. The first is called Medicine."
I agree, "alternative" medicine should be called what it is: alternative to medicine.

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Old 01-11-2009, 07:16 PM   #12
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My econ professor, on lecture about monopolies (in which he used the AMA as an example) said "If economists were smart they would certify the practice of economics and then make up a dirty word for people that were interested in money but lacked the certification - like, say, quack.

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Old 01-11-2009, 07:30 PM   #13
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Alternative Medicine, another triumph of hope over reality.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:20 PM   #14
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While waiting for a takeout sandwich, I picked up a copy of the free publication, "Natural Awakenings". There was more snake oil in that magazine than a whole truckload of Saudi Arabian Cobras.

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Old 01-11-2009, 08:25 PM   #15
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Oh, they have a magazine

Which posts shit like Wise Words with Gregg Braden

Where he says things like, "Interestingly, additional studies now show that the energy of heart-based emotion affects everything from the atoms of our world to the healing of our bodies, including the very fields of the Earth that are affected by the cycles."

And, "The atom, for example, can be thought of as a fractal of our solar system; the same pattern only on a larger scale."

Oh yeah, he's supposed to be a "visionary scientist". His website is here.

The best part, is that he looks the part:


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