The conventional wisdom in evidence based medicine seems to be: "The Earth is flat."
And the reaction by the complementary/alternative/naturopath/whatever crowd is: "No, no, no, you got it all wrong, the Earth is hollow."
And the sad joke is: The "flat earthers" have the evidence on their side.
I said it before and I say it again: There was no real progress in medical science in the last five decades, except in a few pockets. Sure, surgery got better. And with CT and MRI we have now wonderful tools. But were is the tangible result of decades of cancer research, decades of molecular-biological research? Why haven't they figured out MS yet? The record for cardiovascular disease is horrible. As well as that for obesity and diabetes. And don't get me started on the lack of knowledge in medical science about evolutionary aspects of nutrition.
A sad joke indeed.
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