You might perhaps be wondering what the term "integrative medicine" actually means, well if curious and you asked, you would get distinctly different answers. For those that support the concept you will be advised that "it treats the "whole person," focuses on wellness and health rather than on treating disease, and emphasizes the patient-physician relationship", however ... (you guessed this was coming, right?) ... it is in reality an umbrella that covers the non-science based complementary … [Read more...]
In a FB group that I hang out in, somebody posted this quote and I confess I really like it ... I added a comment in which I made the observation that "Sean is a truly fascinating guy to listen to ... he really connects with his audience.", and the basis for that observation was being at TAM a couple of years ago and hearing him speak. There were of course other "comments" for example the inevitable claim by a religious guy ... This is incorrect definition of humanism. Humanism is … [Read more...]
If you attend a University lecture there is an expectation that you are both willing and able to learn. You may of course encounter ideas that are challenging and perhaps find difficult to grasp, so when that happens the right thing to do is to simply get up and walk out because ignorance and stupidity must be preserved at all costs ... right? You know the right answer of course, but apparently some are so deeply ensnared by irrational beliefs that they find wallowing in superstition and … [Read more...]
If you want to know what is really going on, then this is the clip to watch .... 15 minutes with John Oliver = heaps of common sense.
You might, or perhaps might not be aware, that there exists a Museum in Kentucky that vigorously promotes the rather daft idea that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Back in the 17th Century James Ussher, the Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland, sat down and calculated the age of the earth by using the genealogies contained within the bible, and arrived at the conclusion that it all began in 4004BC, or in fact to be more precise, at nightfall preceding Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC (that must have … [Read more...]
Pat Robertson is perhaps seen by many as an incarnation of complete and utter lunacy and so you are more or less granted an iron-clad guarantee that anything and everything he ever says will be either weird, bizarre or utterly absurd. But hey ... that thought turns out to be wrong, because he has in fact said something that I find to be rational, reasonable and very agreeable. The context is that there is a group of young earth creationists who have somehow managed to gain scientific … [Read more...]