Though I am hugely pro-science, I am only pro-science-method, not pro-accepted-knowledge. People claiming to practice science are people and thus susceptible to all the foibles abundant among humans and their institutions. The April 2nd NYT has a good article on how though research shows failures of medical practices, nonetheless practitioners keep pushing these failures:
- Cough medicines that don’t work
- Ear infection antibiotics don’t work
- Knee and Back surgeries that don’t work
The writer left out that present cholesterol and fat dogma is wrong and yet still taught by most Medical Practitioners !