Bad reasons to hate Big Pharma
There is good reason to think that most natural remedies and alternative medicines are ineffective
It's not that no one ever looked at it or that there's a big conspiracy to prevent this from being studied
Alternative therapies are rigorously tested all the time
Here's ~ 600 clinical trials of yoga: https://trials.bgcarlisle.com/69ffd18a634ad5c9f4a7091c6b0538a9/
16 clinical trials of eucalyptus products: https://trials.bgcarlisle.com/e354f00b7dc2818b1920b85aa05ad95f/
There are reasons to hate Big Pharma
But this isn't it
Introducing: Clinical trials viewer
Hyped up science communication
Physics/astro researchers giving talks to a general audience be like: "We would not exist if it were not for XYZ!"
XYZ is their *very important topic of research* (is VITOR a good memetic name?) that is currently popular: neutrinos, Higgs Boson, even black holes! :)
Instead, be modest and show how your topic fits into the larger picture, in conjunction with other things that make the universe work; a focused presentation doesn't entail hype!
Wow, Contingency Magazine has an article explaining panbabylonianism! http://contingentmagazine.org/2019/05/18/in-memoriam-panbabylonianism/ That is a movement which has been written out of the history books in English, except among Near Eastern specialists. #ancient #methodology
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