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Archives for September 29, 2009

A glorious dawn?

I realize that every blogger and his or her grandmother has been posting this lately, but I only just got around to watching it last night. It’s surprisingly pleasant and tuneful: Really cool.

One of the most frustrating aspects of so-called “complementary and alternative medicine” is how much it’s managed to bypass the scientific orientation of academic medical institutions and insinuate itself deeply into medical academia. Indeed, Dr. R. W. Donnell once quite aptly referred to this phenomenon, where wildly implausible claims with no science behind them somehow…