Category Archives: Philosophy of Science

Alltrials Petition

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One of the biggest problems in medical research today is that we don’t have complete access to the clinical trials that a company did when testing their new products. While this may seem to be an issue of privacy (for the company), it’s more correctly viewed as a public health issue. Why? Because lies and misrepresentations matter.

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On Epistemology

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This is my position on epistemology. Actually not just my position, but the position held by many people. While the route taken to this judgement is uniquely mine, the judgement itself (if not this exact expression of that judgement) is shared by many others the world over.

I’m going to deal with a few notions, and I’ll try to be as explicit as possible. If I say that “if you believe that it’s ok to sell alt-med services without some sort of concerted effort to determine if the actually work or not, then you are a moron”, then I will try to define “alt-med”, “alt-med services”, “selling alt-med services”, how “to determine if they actually work or not”, and (of course) “moron”.

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