Thursday, March 22, 2007

Complementary medicine - a contradiction in terms

Can't believe that more and more cash-strapped UK universities resort to teaching degree courses in complementary medicine. It's a contradiction in terms. The only reason why this kind of stuff is called 'complementary' is precisely because it isn't tested medicine to begin with. If it had been tested and was known to work we would stop calling it complementary. So really this pseudo-medicine attaches itself to medicine (hence 'complementary medicine') to gain credibility.

Here is a nice exchange between a scientist and a teacher of gobbledigock, check it out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_6480000/newsid_6481700?redirect=6481767.stm&news=1&nbwm=1&nbram=1&bbram=1&bbwm=1

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