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Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul  belongs to a conservative doctors’ group that, among other things, has expressed doubts about the connection between HIV and AIDS and suggested that President Barack Obama may have been elected because he was able to hypnotize voters.

Headline paragraph from the Kentucky newspaper says it all - Rand Paul associates and/or believes in medieval magical thinking and is not fit to serve in the US Senate.

http://www.courier-journal.com/...

Dr. George Nichols, Kentucky’s former longtime medical examiner, said the AAPS’ positions sound like a combination of "pseudo-science, public policy and mysticism."

No kidding.

The AAPS advances the claim that women who have abortions are at a higher risk for breast cancer, although the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society say there is no such link.

And the group opposes mandatory vaccinations and promotes a now-discredited study linking thimerosal, a longtime component of many vaccines, to autism in children.

Fully discredited of course.

Why does Rand Paul retrofit his arcane ideas into such nonsense?

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, based in Tucson, Ariz., advocates conservative and free-market solutions on health care and a variety of other political issues.

Free Market Fundamentalism, of course.

A Free Market Fundie denies data and reality in search of a perfect state of being typified by faith -

Market fundamentalism (also known as free market fundamentalism) is an exaggerated faith in the ability of unfettered laissez-faire or free market economic views or policies to solve economic and social problems[1]. The term is used pejoratively.

(Wikipedia)

Fundamentalists of a similar stripe travel together - against a headwind of data.

Originally posted to shrike on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 05:33 PM PDT.

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