Friday, July 19, 2013

This Should Not Be Considered A Positive Development


2005:

The late, great Jef Raskin noticed cultism flourishing in nursing through alternative medicine.


2007:

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.


2008:

That boil, lying on skins behind our backs, starts to annoy Orac (which means some of the online science community were noticing) as well.


2010:

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?