[email protected] (David Wright) wrote in news:FftFb.38473$Ua4.1119 @newssvr32.news.prodigy.com: > In article <[email protected]>, Rich <,@.> wrote: >>On 22 Dec 2003 00:14:23 GMT, [email protected] (Jan) wrote: >> >>>>Subject: Re: Eyeless children championed by Observer win $7m test case >>>>From: "Jeff" [email protected] >>>>Date: 12/21/2003 3:03 PM Central Standard Time >>>>Message-id: <[email protected]> >>>> >>>>"john" <[email protected]> wrote in message >>>>news:[email protected] >>>>(...) >>>> >>>>> the Supreme Court in Florida has ruled that the fungicide was >>>>> responsible for causing the birth defects. >>>> >>>>This is a legal decision, not a scientific one. >>>> >>>>Jeff >>> >>>Sixty two percent of conventional medicine is NOT scientifically proven. >> >>Jan reads something on the internet and ASSumes it is true. I would >>like to see Jan's proof that 62% of CM in not scientifically proven. >>Of course we will never see it. Jan will simply obsessively and >>mindlessly repeat the same thing over and over and over again. Sad >>that. > > Yep -- that silly and ancient statistic has been refuted countless > times, but the myth lingers on. > > -- David Wright :: alphabeta at prodigy.net I don't think it is a myth at all. Many times myths have some basis in fact. AFAIC, It is a lie just like much of Alt. Med. As a matter of fact most of Alternative Medicine is not Medicine at all. It should be called Guessing or Supersition or anything that does not have the name medicine in it. I can sort of understand it when referring to a potion, but never as a methodology. The dictionary says this about medicine: "the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease" The key word is science. Take science out, as most, if not all altie practitioners do, and you have something that is not medicine. Any suggestion on what to call it? Alt. Amusing anecdote? ALt BSer? Alt. we will suck your wallet dry? Alt. everything taught in schools is a lie? r -- Nothing beats the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with DLT tapes.