Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I hereby rename these practices.

Henceforth, Alternative Medicine shall be known by its more correct title: Alternative to Medicine.

Young model pays the ultimate price for believing in faux medicine.

I am sorry the poor young woman needlessly died. On the other hand, if her premature demise teaches us something, that could be a good thing that results from a tragedy.

LOL, just kidding.

Almost everyone who believes in faux medicine will continue to do so. Their evidence? “I go to the chiropractor and I feel better (at least temporarily) and, up to this moment, her manipulations have not directly resulted in my death.” How could I possibly contend against such a weighty argument?

Oh, sure, I know what you're thinking. I could employ critical thinking skills and logic.  But, seriously. I take Sam Harris' position on this:

“If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?”