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  •  It is also rather silly.... (2+ / 0-)
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    recontext, mudfud27

    ....to call it "Western medicine" or "Western science," as if there were different version that were equally valid. Anyone who has looked at the history of science has immediately discovered that "Western" science was built on a foundation of Islamic, Indian, and Chinese science, and that all these cultures are actively contributing to modern science today.

    Nope. There is no "Western" science. Using that term is irreducibly Eurocentric. There is science, a project to which virtually the whole world has contributed and continues to contribute, and there is woo, which contributes little except to the pocketbooks and egos of those peddling it.

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:45:39 PM PST

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