Friday, January 22, 2010

Demonstrate outside a university's social anthropology department instead?

It’s probably not enough to argue the Chestertonian point that the decline of organised religion has led to paradoxical irrationality, “misinformation packaged as fact”, although there is an element of truth in it (organised religions do at least have mechanisms for dealing with phoneys). Part of the reason that increasing numbers seem to reject western medicine – mankind’s greatest legacy, as anyone who has attended a birth will attest – has to be the wider anti-Westernism in the air, especially coming from the education system, where even established medical and scientific facts are presented as merely “subjective” because these bodies of knowledge are overwhelmingly European.

So maybe the anti-homeopathy protesters should get to the root of the problem and demonstrate outside a university’s social anthropology department instead.

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