[ExI] Capitalizing on "Life Extension"

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 10:35:38 UTC 2008

On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>wrote:

> At 11:10 AM 11/2/2008 -0800, Olga wrote:
>  of late I have been noticing more and more "complementary medicine"
>> creeping into scientific medicine (e.g., my medical insurance at work covers
>> stuff like chiropract[ic] and acupuncture).
> Even more puke-making (modulo effective placebo and barely conceivable psi
> effects), I believe "being prayed for" also gets coverage under some plans.

OTOH, we should not err too much on the side of established wisdom and
academic science, especially since the same is a moving target. E.g.,
osteopathy or nutritional medicine used to be considered quackery, and by
now their effectiveness in the appropriate context is hardly challenged any

Stefano Vaj
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