Friday, September 5, 2008

They're Only Following Orders

"We’ve just been told that the U.S. military, increasingly concerned about the high number of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries, is spending $4 million of our tax dollars on grants to conduct 'clinical studies' on everything from yoga, to reiki, to transcendental meditation. The Department of Defense says it

…supports the use of alternative therapies if they are proved efficacious.

Now, that should mean that the DOD will conduct meticulous tests of these quack notions, then report their discoveries to the world. Why this should cost four million, is far beyond my understanding,..."

-- James Randi, involuntarily making my head hurt, over at the JREF.