The late, great Jef Raskin noticed cultism flourishing in nursing through alternative medicine.
While in the throes of a NewAge tragedy, I tried my best to convince people - anyone - that alternative medicine is a cult. Everyone laughed at me and called me an asshole.
That same year, Panda Bear M.D. got back from Iraq, went to medical school, started blogging, and called alternative medicine a cult, also.
Not long afterwards, Panda asked if TMR would be his "sister blog," and so we are.
That boil, lying on skins behind our backs, starts to annoy Orac (which means some of the online science community were noticing) as well.
The coolest duck since Daffy, The Quackometer, stops talking funny and says it plain.
And, finally, 2013:
Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FMedSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd - the man who was actually hired to sort this "alternative" stuff out - joined our little group.
Now - that's 7 years - how long will it take for the rest of you?