To see the progressive war on science in action, it’s best to watch it unfold at a dinosaur medium:
Apparently, the NYT hasn’t quite hit rock-bottom yet. Somebody at the Gray Lady said, “Hold my beer and watch this.”
In a bizarre article titled “Here’s What Being a Witch Really Means,” author Pam Grossman explains, “My grandma Trudy used to tell us that she had ‘healing hands.’ I soon discovered that I did, too.” What sort of healing? Well, Ms. Grossman says that her grandma could make her headaches vanish by simply touching her forehead. Apparently, she resurrected a dying horse, too.
Notwithstanding the Lazarus Horse, the headache “cure” has an easy explanation: The placebo effect.
Anyway, not to be outdone by her show-off grandmother, Ms. Grossman later discovered that she, too, had the power to heal… or at the very least, make horny teenagers kiss each other…Alex Berezow, “New York Times Promotes Witchcraft, Condemns Itself In Op-Ed” at American Council on Science and Health
What’s really interesting is that naturalism (nature is all there is), often called “materialism,” appears to offer little protection from this sort of thing.
The good news is, we have far less to fear from hexes than from anti-free speech legislation and crackdowns on academic freedom at the universities.
We really must encourage them all to spend more time, much more time, on hexes.
See also: Bill Nye As “A Terrible Spokesman For Science” (cf Alex Berezow)
Why has a historic medical publication gone weird? (cf Alex Berezow)
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