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  •  Bullshit. (3+ / 0-)
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    Homeopathy does not save lives any more than praying away the gay saves heterosexuals.

    warning: snark above

    by NE2 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 08:59:39 PM PDT

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    •  Actually would argue the opposite. (2+ / 0-)
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      Homeopathy does not save lives any more than praying away the gay saves heterosexuals.
      It may well cost lives, where efficacious medical treatment is delayed or avoided altogether.

      "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson

      by rfall on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 09:04:03 PM PDT

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      •  Steve Jobs... (0+ / 0-)

        is a fine example of this. He tried several "alternative" (read: quack) treatments for his neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer before he finally did what he should have done all along and turned to scientifically valid medical treatments (in this case surgery, which is the recognized successful method of treating this particular type of pancreatic cancer.) The delay probably shortened his lifespan by several years.

        Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

        by Stwriley on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:30:34 AM PDT

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