Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Avoiding the Romanticizing Traditional Medicine

This idea applies across cultures - particularly given the seemingly unconventional ideas many have (AaonMagazine via Instapundit):

Embracing African medicine means not romanticising it. Science should be the great leveller: it doesn’t matter where brilliant ideas come from, so long as they work. Both Western doctors and African healers will always be tempted to be a little too optimistic about their own healing abilities, which is why it is so important that we use all of our best empirical tools to keep their delusions in check.

No comments: