Trick or Treatment? : Alternative Medicine on Trial by Professor Edzard Singh Simon; Ernst
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0593061292 | 352 pages | PDF | 5 MB
If somebody proposed a new medical treatment, then Hippocrates declared that we should use science to decide whether or not it works, rather than relying on somebody's opinion. Scienc e employ s experiments, observations, trials, argument and discussion in order to arrive at an objective consensus on the truth. Even when a conclusion has been decided, science still probes and prods its own proclamations just in case it has made a mistake. In contrast, opinions are subjective and conflicting, and whoever has the most persuasive PR campaign has the best chance of promoting their opinion, regardless of whether they are right or wrong.