Tuesday, May 30, 2006

This fisking from Bookdrunk is just pure poetry...
Rebecca Front in The Guardian mounts a stellar defence of alternative remedies with an article sub-titled "Several doctors have criticised alternative therapies, but sometimes maybe they do work". Sometimes maybe? Wow.
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Please, Rebecca, stop writing these articles: you are holding back the advance of the species.
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Oh, I forgot to add - "Placebo effect, or not"? WTF? Because even though there's absolutely no evidence for "or not" journalists can still pick up a cheque by writing "science" articles about it? Is there anything else without any explanation beyond existing science that The Guardian would like to respectfully offer column space to? How's the man in the moon these days?

Wonderful! Go and read the whole thing...

1 comment:

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

"Please, Rebecca, stop writing these articles: you are holding back the advance of the species."

Au contraire: she is doing us a marvellous service. This looks like a splendid example of survival of the fittest. Anyone taking her advice is going to help by removing themselves from the gene pool quicker than they would do otherwise.

;-)

PG

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