My Blog Takes a Turn
Some of my recent reading has included Cultural Dwarfs and Junk Journalism, by Martin Walker, his fourth book charting the development of the corporate science lobby that has grown rapidly since New Labour came to power in Britain in 1997. One of the most ardent mouthpieces of the lobby is Dr Ben Goldacre who has authored a “Bad Science” column in the Guardian newspaper since 2003. Walker’s book clarified for me that Ben Goldacre and his fellow “badscience” bloggers have an altogether different agenda than just rigidly defending their view of science. They are part of a British corporate pro-industrial science lobby and therefore it is their JOB to defame anything alternative, and hence, competitive, of which homeopathy is only one of many disciplines. These bloggers started out in the 80’s as a few amateur “quack busters”, and have now joined the pro-industrial science and technology lobby, working together to limit access to anything but what corporate medicine deems valid (read “profitable”). Nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and homeopathy have all been subject to venomous attacks by Goldacre and his associates.
Mr. Walker states:
“Don’t expect anything near rationality from these skeptics or any of their aligned organizations. If they are not actually funded by the pharmaceutical and processed food industry or other corporate concerns themselves, they are aligned with groups which are. Their views are narrow and ideological, they have nothing to do with the normal, historically accepted investigation of knowledge. And if it enters your head to wonder whether these people are sincere, forget it. In the main, they are professional agents for corporate medicine and health.”
This explains why when the pro-homeopathic bloggers, especially Laughing My Socks Off, present study after study PROVING the scientific validity of homeopathy, these lobbyists continue to refute the evidence. Because of this realization, I have decided to change the direction of this blog. From now on I will discuss the benefits of homeopathy and the success stories of people who have used it. To that end, I invite you to share your personal homeopathic successes, either as layman or professional.
You can download Martin Walker’s book at no cost here.