Posted: May 26, 2010 7:01 pm
by Shrunk
generalsemanticist wrote:I found this interesting quote in a comment here.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... rug-deaths

When we will realize that the "science" of medicine defined efficacy of treatment by the elimination or reduction in specific symptoms, even if these symptoms are themselves defenses of the body. This "efficacy" is akin to unscrewing a warning light in your car and asserted that you've a "scientifically proven" method of treating cars that are sick.



Whereas "alternative medicine" is akin to waving your hands over the car, proclaiming it cured, and giving the owner a bill.