“Alternative” medicine is something that is both a huge money spinner for its purveyors and it overwhelmingly the case that most of it has almost zero evidence to back up the many claims made about these pill potions and devices they are just flat out and unmitigated bull shit. Its bullshit that plays upon a couple of societal memes. Firstly it plays upon the notion that if something is “Natural” then it can’t harm you, well Ricen is a natural substance found in the seeds of the castor oil plant but if you ingest even a small amount of it you will die a painful and horrible death. Secondly it relies on the mistrust of the scientific method and the scientific establishment in essence its the product of an all pervasive conspiracy theory about “big Pharma ” and their desire not to better the health of humanity but to make money from the drugs that they produce. The thing is that rather being a critique of the capitalism of the drug industry what purveyors of the “alternative” pills potions and devices see a good economic niche which allows them to cream off a motza from a very gullible public ever keen to be healthier with the least amount of effort possible.
Have you got that I am a total cynic about alternative medicine? Good! then you will understand why I find the news that the Chaser Boys are being sued for defamation so amusing:
The thing is I can’t help thinking that Dr Sali may well end up doing his company more harm than good by serving a writ on the producers of the Checkout because there is one fundamental and essential defence against any claim of defamation and that is the truth. If what you say is the truth then it does not matter a jot how much harm that utterance may do to an individual or their business. It will be an interesting case to watch and I for one am on the Checkout’s side on this issue.