Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded

Today the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2006 was awarded jointly to Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello for their discovery of RNA interference.

As the Millenium Project correctly predicted, the laureates are not naturopaths, chiropractors or homeopaths. They were published in a legitimate, peer-reviewed journal (Nature, Feb 19, 1998). They obtained their results while working at legitimate institutes and not in a home laboratory. The winners do not have a website where you can buy whatever won them the prize.

Why is this important? Because in all respects, the winners are practitioners of legitimate medical research, not alternative medicine. So yet another year goes by where alternative practitioners fail to prove that they have the latest, most amazing discoveries that medicine has ever seen. And don’t give me that rubbish about them not wanting to seek publicity or monetary prizes …  if they didn’t want them, they wouldn’t have websites, wouldn’t sell their products for a profit, and wouldn’t write books about it.  

Step up, homeopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths and faith healers. Come forward, ear candlers, reflexologists, applied kinesiologists and sangomas. Show us that you are contributing to the wealth of human medical knowledge. Win a Nobel Prize already. Hell, publish one damn paper in Nature. Do something, anything, to prove that you can back up your claims with evidence of a quality that can stand side by side with the greatest medical advances of this day and age.

Oh, you can’t? Well then shut the hell up.


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