The Economic Argument Against Quackery and Superstition

by Luke Muehlhauser on October 20, 2010 in Funny,Science

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Reginald Selkirk October 20, 2010 at 9:17 am

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lukeprog October 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

Good link, Reginald.

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Tony Hoffman October 20, 2010 at 9:45 am

And the ad hoc rebuttal is… wait for it… wait for it…

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Chris October 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

And the ad hoc rebuttal is… wait for it… wait for it…  (Quote)

just as prayer is always answered, remote viewing/dowsing/auras/homeopathy/remote prayer/astrology/tarot/crystal energy/curses/hexes always work. But sometimes God’s answer is “no, not my will.”

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ildi October 20, 2010 at 11:56 am

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lukeprog October 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Quantum mechanics: very weird, but very well-established by evidence.

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mkandefer October 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm

This is off target on health care. We’ll never abandon medicine for CAM (the cat would be out of the bag then), but we have no problems tacking on pseudoscience to our proven treatments. Thus there is a market:

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=1639

So much so that Big Pharma wants their hand in the Big CAM till:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31188920/

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Niki October 22, 2010 at 10:58 am

Just in case, since this doesn’t seem to be credited: http://www.xkcd.com/808/

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lukeprog October 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Niki,

Clicking the image I posted goes to the source.

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David October 23, 2010 at 11:32 am

No, it just means that there are some side benefits to a ruthlessly profit-focused economy. :-)

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