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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are We Surprised at Huffington Post Anymore?

Over at (aka the Huffington Post), they've put up a list of 10 "game changers". People who are on the cutting edge and are making us rethink how we do things. They delve into many areas like business, style, politics, and, of course, wellness. Take a guess who they selected as their "game changer" for the last topic. Go ahead, guess.

Ok, now check out the answer.

That's right. The guy who inspired an epic smack down from the Science Based Medicine blog. I do find it ironic that he's described by FuffHo (haha...I'm totally using that more often) as an, "Online natural health care evangelist". Yep, well, "evangelist" is appropriate as he's all about the dogma and stupidity rather than science. FuffHo says:
Whether or not you agree with his point of view, there is no question that Mercola has helped inspire the explosion of online interest in integrative medicine.
Great, thanks, asshole. No, I don't agree with your point of view because it is demonstrably wrong and air-headed and stupid and, did I mention demonstrably wrong? "Integrative" medicine is the next in a line of adjectives describing shit that is not medicine. It doesn't matter if it's "alternative" or "integrative" or "complementary" - if it works reliably and you can depend on actual measurable outcomes from the treatment or therapy, then it's just medicine. Any descriptive word beforehand should make a consumer weary.

Especially if he's Mercola and describing the staggering lack of medical knowledge displayed in the SBM post linked to above. What a quack.

2 Barbaric Yawps:

At 21/11/09 1:14 pm, Blogger King Aardvark said...

You could certainly argue that he is a game changer. No one said a game changer had to change the game for the better. Hitler was a game changer.

At 21/11/09 3:19 pm, Blogger vjack said...

I am still surprised to see so many atheists linking to Huffington as if it was a worthwhile news source.


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