posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 01:33 PM
What we should do with the people that caused someone with an illness / injury to not seek legitimate help and instead preach about this "alternative
medicine" is a good question. I myself would reasonably restrict the use of any "alternative medicine" pseudoscience along with their ability to
advertise and conduct business and preach about the magical effects of whatever stupidity they came up with, especially when they have no evidence.
For example, someone advertising their "expertise" and touting around some magical "natural" cure for anything as anything, say a nutritionist,
(Not a legally protected term in my province, so there are no requirements, anyone can become one) should not be allowed to mislead, misinform,
basically throw their propaganda everywhere while running something that is basically a scam. Of course there are people with degrees and such who
actually have an education on the matter who still somehow manage to run scams such as these. My opinion on those people is that someone with that
level of education actually knows what they're doing and purposely misleading the public for profit through all these "alternative medicine"
About telling pseudoscience from actual science, aside from reading and learning about it yourself, if you have legitimate concerns for something, I
would say consult several experts in the field and listen to what they have to say and you could ask them to talk about the arguments from the
pseudoscience side of the matter.
Is their industry really "freedom of speech"?
They will throw that out to try to get support for their side, claiming that they're being suppressed or whatever nonsense, when in reality, they are
being ignored because they simply have nothing to any of their arguments.