Thursday, 6 August 2009

Even The Sun can get some things right

There is new legislation in the offing regarding the regulation of complementary medicine. This is a bit like having legislation regarding the practice of sorcery: it just doesn't make any sense, and tends to encourage the view that 'alternative' medicine has some legitimacy.

Professor Ernst (whose book I still haven't gotten round to reading) is quoted in the Sun as saying:
If you regulate nonsense, it is still nonsense.
When even the Sun's columnists can make more sense on a topic than the government ministers in charge of it, I think it's time to be worried.

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