I don’t know if you are aware, but science is being tried in court and is attacking you with an alleged libel suit. This worries me and should concern us all. The subject of the controversy is the lawsuit brought in court by businessman Pedro Choi against doctor João Julio Cerqueira. The right to a good reputation for all citizens and the seriousness of the defamatory accusations is indisputable, but the most dangerous is if the accusations are true, and therefore must be dissected, examined and distinguished from a scientific point of view, because it is the science that is subject to experience and people’s lives are in danger.
The foundations of our common lives depend to a large extent on the valorization of science and inevitably on the unmistakable condemnation of pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is any kind of information that is said to be based on scientific facts, or even at a high level of Knowledge, but this is not caused by the application scientific methodsThis is one of the short definitions.
This provision must have a national and international vision, more than that, at a time when scientific knowledge has never been needed, and its attacks are so frequent. Megaphone attacks on our nation have their ideology of pseudoscience. This is serious business. When we see, in Brazil, football stadiums full of people who believe with all their might that Fernao de Magalhães turned a leaf around, we laugh. But when we see fake vaccination certificates for sale by these anarchist radicals, we have to understand the phenomenon and put the law at everyone’s service. An unhealthy citizen cannot, cannot, and should not be aware of all areas of medicine and, as such, will be liable to disseminate information. And if this is not true, if it leads to behavior that can pose risks to oneself and to everyone else, we need to stand up for ourselves as a society.
In 1971, during US President Nixon’s visit to China, the American journalist had to have his appendix removed due to acute appendicitis. The story goes that the anesthesia was done with acupuncture. There are “traditional” medicine books that talk about this feat. For an anesthesiologist like mearia It is interesting to study this caseBut there is nothing to study because it is not true. In other words, it’s a lie, it’s an “impostor”. Applied anesthesia was the traditional anesthesia and acupuncture was added to treat postoperative pain, as were analgesic drugs used worldwide, so as not to cause conflict of efficacy.
Entrepreneur Pedro Choi claims to do needle anesthetics and stinging oncology treatments, among other things that seem unlikely to me given my scientific knowledge. Either he was able to prove that he does in court, or the claims of Doctor Joao Cerqueira must be true, even if I don’t see myself in the acidity of his qualities. What is at stake is much more than a good citizen and entrepreneur name, it is the health of each of us, today and tomorrow, as well as the credibility of science and the menace of pseudoscience.
I wanted to make it clear that I don’t put everything in the same bag, and not everyone is in the same lewdness. There are gray areas, there are people who disbelieve in every aspect of the barrier, there are questions that leave us in the margins of doubt, and until they are clarified, all arguments respecting the scientific method are accepted, as is shown in the health the interaction of many good healers with “traditional” medicine. My reasoning refers not to the debatable issues that stimulate open debate in science, but to statements and claims which are obviously false, and as such injurious to health, as they seem to me to be at stake in this judgment. The beauty of culture is the difference, and the beauty of science is the equality that is supported by the evidence rather than the belief or subjectivity of each individual’s explanation.
Calling a type of belief “alternative” medicine is like saying that there is an “alternative” reality. There is only one fact and there is only one drug that works, and it is one that has been scientifically proven and strongly verified by the scientific community. If it succeeds, it enters medicine, and if it does not work and is proven not to work like many of the so-called “alternatives” it is called lying, “impostor” with serious damage to people’s pockets and health. The firm belief that by rubbing our hands in the ground, we prevent the coronavirus is an irrational or over-the-top terrain, with the aggravating factor that it keeps people away from measures that effectively prevent disease and save lives: vaccination, hand washing, social distancing and masks.
Nothing against or in favor of anyone, but this judgment interests me because, above all, science is subject to experiment, and the lives of our fellow citizens are in danger.
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