Respectful Insolence

Archives for March 18, 2008

You be the judge. Words fail me (an incredibly rare thing, I know). Obviously, “Dr.” Walid Al-Rashudi’s brain failed him when he uttered the words above, and somehow I get the impression that that is not a rare thing at all.

Summer school for woo

Imagine you’re a medical student in a dreaded “allopathic” medical school other than Georgetown. Imagine further that you’re finding the grind of learning science- and evidence-based medicine a bit tiresome. After all, there’s so much to learn: principles of biochemistry, physiology, anatomy (and not with acupuncture points), and neuroscience. You’re reading multiple chapters a night,…