Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shouldn't Scientific Medicine Be More Open-Minded? - WSJ.com

"There are already over 1,000 scientific studies showing a variety of complementary and alternative medicine therapies to be valid or effective. Financial incentive is lacking for large clinical trials using ancient modalities that are not patentable or profit-engendering like a new drug."
Bhaswati Bhattacharya M.D., MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York

I thought was an interesting comment. There is a concerted effort at this point to ask why there isn't more research in CAM by the skeptics and on the other hand to attack the funding of studies on CAM.

This is all about money, isn't it? It really is quite naive of us to think that these skeptics really care about people, they are thinking in terms of profit for the medical industry. And the ones that aren't thinking of money but think they have some sort of cause are really being duped into service for Big Pharma and the medical powers that be.

I really liked a phrase I heard recently. It talked about "science by pronouncement". You don't need any facts. You simply know what is true. Isn't that being psychic?

Read the rest. There are several good responses to the bigotry of STEVE SALERNO, the Touch That Doesn't Heal

Deepak Chopra's Comments

Kevin Kunz


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