Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Caulfield Schwacks Chopra @cbc.ca

here, some quite-on-the-mark remarks by Tim Caulfield on Deepak Chopra:
001. CBCNews writes in "'Embodiment of Pseudoscience': Deepak Chopra Bad Choice for Edmonton Autism Conference Says Expert" (2016-10-29):

"Deepak Chopra, a man often described as the 'prophet of alternative medicine,' has no place at an Edmonton autism conference, says [...] Edmonton health expert [...] Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law and science policy at the University of Alberta [...] 'Chopra is the icon of pseudoscience [...] I'm disappointed that someone who embraces so much pseudoscience has this status, and I`m disappointed that he was selected [...] he's like the great de-educator. He legitimizes these ideas that have no scientific basis at all and makes them sound scientific. He really is a fountain of meaningless jargon [...] what people like Chopra do is they invite people to be suspicious and invite people to think there is some other kind of world view, that science is only one perspective, but science is a process [...] it's a critical way of thinking [...] I think we, as a society, have to be increasingly suspicious of people that are trying to twist science to put forward a perspective that has no evidence behind it [...]":

hear, hear.

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