Respectful Insolence

Archives for February 1, 2008

…courtesy of fellow ScienceBlogger Jake Young. Two money quotes: “First, what is CAM bringing to the table that science and medicine didn’t have? Good feelings. Acquaintance with the ways ignorance. Newer, better superstitions. Frankly, you can keep them.” “Science complemented by non-science ceases to be science, and there are no alternatives to the truth.” I…

Water. It’s the essence of life. Our bodies are mostly made up of it, and we can’t live without it for very long. Our cells both contain it and are bathed in it. The enzymatic reactions necessary for life require an aqueous solution to work. Don’t think these facts have escaped the woo-meisters, either. Water…