Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How Dare You Ask For Proof! Just Buy My Stuff

When people get mad and character-assassinate you when you ask for the evidence behind their claims, that's always a bad sign for the truth of their arguments. It applies to denialists of all stripes, especially to the ones with a financial interest in keeping your questions at bay - like purveyors of (fill in evidenceless medical woo here; for example Ayurvedic medicine). At Science Based Medicine, David Gorski has an excellent discussion of the usual tactics that people use to attack modern medicine, chiefly among them "you're a shill of Big Pharma".

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