Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 10, 2008

Dear patient,

As angry as you justifiably may be at times at the medical profession, it’s (usually) not our fault. Dr. Rob Explains why. I’m sure PalMD understands even better than I do.

I hate postmodernism. Well, not exactly postmodernism per se, but I hate it when pseudoscientists and purveyors of dubious “alternative” medicine treatments invoke bizarre postmodernist-sounding arguments to attack science or, in the case of medicine, science- and evidence-based medicine. Usually these attacks involve a claim that science is nothing more than one other “narrative” among…