Posted Aug 17, 2012 13:02 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: Garzik: An Andre To Remember
Parent article: Garzik: An Andre To Remember
To be fair, it is much easier to detect quacks in engineering than in medicine: in engineering there are many more controlled variables, while in medicine there is a an enormous variety of conditions and tolerances -- not to speak about interactions. Proteins are much harder to predict and control than screws and bolts, or even than lines of code in large systems.
My pediatrician is also a homeopath practitioner and sometimes she prescribes some diluted sugar recipe which we immediately throw to the nearest garbage can. It goes to show how deluded a modern practitioner can be, since she is otherwise a good pediatrician.
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